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The Cathedral of the Peak

Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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For the past ten years, we have regularly passed the turn off to Tideswell on our travels and... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
edwardbear80
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Very peaceful village with friendly residents. A good base from to see the Peak District. We will... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
kennethyoung53
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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An historic, grade 1 listed building with in the village of Tideswell. The site has a recorded history approaching a thousand years, the current building approximately six hundred and thirty. The Church is Grade 1 listed (since 1967) as “one of the most important of the county's medieval parish churches. The "Friends of St John, Tideswell" (FoSJ) is established for the restoration, preservation, repair, maintenance, improvement and adornment of the Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist, Tideswell (The Cathedral of the Peak) in the Diocese of Derby and of monuments, fittings, fixtures, stained glass, furniture, ornaments and chattels which belong to the church, in the church and churchyard, for the public benefit." Our broader purposes are to afford the general public, and generations to come the opportunity to experience the majesty of St John’s and to allow continued Christian witness there.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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"well worth a visit"
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"wood carvings"
in 11 reviews
"stained glass"
in 7 reviews
"large church"
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"the main road"
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"old church"
in 4 reviews
"small town"
in 3 reviews
"amazing church"
in 3 reviews
"st john the baptist"
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"local history"
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"side chapels"
in 2 reviews
"bit messy"
in 2 reviews
"striking building"
in 2 reviews
"village centre"
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"lovely place"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

For the past ten years, we have regularly passed the turn off to Tideswell on our travels and intended to go. We made a special effort not realizing it was only one mile from that junction and a mile worth travelling. The village is bigger...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Very peaceful village with friendly residents. A good base from to see the Peak District. We will return.

Thank kennethyoung53
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is quite a striking building in the middle of Tideswell, and it has a lovely double line of trees leading upnto the entrance. Inside it has some beautiful stained glass, some interesting exhibits on the work done by the church. The only drawback for...More

1  Thank Will1957
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

We visited when It was 'Tidza Wake' week. This is when the well dressing takes place plus all sorts of other festivities. Tidza is the local nickname for Tideswell and apparently 'Wakes weeks' are from the same origin as a funeral wake, when tradtionally an...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

This church is massive! The town of Tideswell is quite small it's quite a contrast. The church dates from 1300 and is very interesting and well maintained. We went to look at the well dressings in Tideswell and two of them were in the churchyard....More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017

We visited one sunny Sunday afternoon. Tideswell was a lovely little village, and the Church had a flower show (it was also well dressing time in the Peak District). They were also serving tea and cakes behind St John the Baptist, so we stopped for...More

Thank seagullrob
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

If you don't go anywhere else in Tideswell be sure to visit this church. It really is lovely place to spend some time,

1  Thank Nick B
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

As another reviewer has said "worth the 5 minute detour from the main road" Light, airy, and well kept, this magnificent building is obviously well loved and used. The approach path is almost a green tunnel of trees from the gate to the south-west porch....More

1  Thank theoldsgt
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

tideswell is a beautiful little village the centrepiece of which is the magnificent church which dominates the whole village centre.well worth the 5 min detour of the main road.

1  Thank olly47
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

The setting is lovely right in the centre of this beautiful village. Great large stained glass windows and ornate carvings.

Thank missbrowneyesxx
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