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Historic church with pretty grounds

Visited here late on a Saturday afternoon and while church was closed after a busy remberance day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bruce M
Sydney, Australia
A beautiful church in one of the most picturesque towns in the Cotswolds

A fine Gothic church in the "capital" of the Cotswolds. Make sure to look at the 15th century... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This stately church, built in the 1400s, is the town's famous Perpendicular wool church, which can be seen from miles around.
Church Street, Chipping Campden, England
+44 1386 841927
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 25 October 2010

St James' Church is interesting, but even better than walking around in it is to attend a service there. You get a real feeling for the age and beauty of the place. Evensong is 6:30 PM on Sundays.

4  Thank Eddie0000
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 November 2011

Didnt manage to go in but only explore the grounds. Has a graveyard and sheep in the nearby fields

1  Thank SpringinApril
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All reviews stained glass self guided tour beautifully decorated with flowers grave stones bell tower behind glass historical features high street middle ages lovely surprise gothic architecture lovely village worth a visit lots of history wool tombstones century
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here late on a Saturday afternoon and while church was closed after a busy remberance day service, it was a p,was ant way to spend an hour strolling around the churchyard in awe of the age of some of the graves which date from...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fine Gothic church in the "capital" of the Cotswolds. Make sure to look at the 15th century embroidered vestments and altar cloths behind blue curtains in the back of the church. The canopied tombs of Sir Baptist Hicks, and the adjacent statue of his...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

History, history history and so much beauty. Just a remarkable church and grounds to explore. So beautiful.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across this by exploring the village. It is a must see as the history and architecture are fantastic. It is open to the public and very welcoming.

Thank DavidStudd57
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What can you say without sounding patronising? This is a fine building in good condition with a most attractive altar. I assume that the church harks back to the days when this area was more than a little important (the wool trade - think of...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely cathedral situated in a residential area. Beautiful grounds and cemetery. A nice place to visit to refresh your soul and spirit.

Thank Brenda B
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We walked to St. James' Church from our vacation cottage on High Street in Chipping Campden. It is a gem in this lovely village. History abounds in the viewing of the intricately sewn robes from the Middle Ages which are behind glass for protection. The...More

Thank Ellen K
Reviewed 15 September 2018

When I first arrived to Chipping Campden this was the first place I went and it was beautiful. So much history.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

This church is quite impressive in its size for the size of the town. The history of the church reflects the importance of the town as a wool market center for many years.

Thank Verochick
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Wow what a lovely surprise we had popping into this lovely church for a look around. The youth academy orchestra were practising for the performance they were putting on at the church the following evening. What a treat, they played beautifully.

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2 May 2017|
Response from VillagePeople6 | Property representative |
10 till 4.30.
2 August 2015|
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Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
I went during the week, believe it closed at 5 pm.