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Ring The Bells Yourself!

Very nice church, even if you're not religious. Dates back to 1117AD. The best part was climbing... read more

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Hamilton, Canada
Impressive Parish Church

Unusually large for a Parish Church , really is impressive and very old. Nave was rebuilt in 1500's... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Market Place | Parish Office, 1 Coxwell Street, Cirencester GL7 2NX, England
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All reviews boleyn cup anne boleyn well worth a visit stained glass beautiful building lego model lots of history wall paintings steeped in history amazing architecture guided tour market place abbey grounds walk around town centre on display lovely place
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Reviewed yesterday

Very nice church, even if you're not religious. Dates back to 1117AD. The best part was climbing the bell tower and getting a quick lesson on how to ring the bells, at which point you get to ring the bells for real. After that you...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Unusually large for a Parish Church , really is impressive and very old. Nave was rebuilt in 1500's & of great height. A simple leaflet guide is available. Only a donation is needed.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

St. John the Baptist Church in Cirencester stands out as one the most interesting and ornate churches of the Cotswolds. What with its flying buttresses, porch and grounds on which it lies, it's more often viewed as a small Cathedral than that of a church....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous church, more like a small cathedral, the feature of the flying buttresses because the tower was built on a Roman ditch is to say the least unusual. The history of the organ is fascinating and it is unusual as it looks to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very surprised at what a pleasant and attractive town Cirencester is with it's Cotswolds buildings and Medieval atmosphere. The church stands out in the townscape and draws you in. I had no plans to visit but standing in the forecourt I felt a desire to...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Odd shape as it's the truncated remains of a mega sized monastic building. I liked the big Lego recreation of the original. And how apt to feature Martin Luther by the model, drawing attention to his Augustinian origins, like this church itself. At the same...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

On a day out in Cirencester I had time to do the Tower, which has stupendous views from it but be warned, it is quite a climb. (179 steps with quite a tight squeeze in places).

Thank CharlieCB
Reviewed 31 August 2018

During a day visit to the surprisingly attractive Cotwolds town of Cirencester, we spent some fascinating time admiring the many historic facets of this beautiful church. The story of the Anne Boleyn Cup and the magnificent church tower are not to be missed and the...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2018

We were welcomed warmly by one of the guides who then left us to visit on our own, but was very forthcoming with answers when we asked them later. This is a very beautiful and very large church and well worth a visit.

Thank iceman123EastSussex
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The church of St John the Baptist is truly inspirational, admired by the many thousands who visit a truly iconic parish church in the heart of Cirencester, the capital of the Cotswolds. It has so many attractions...the beauty of a house of God created so...More

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Gail S
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Response from Kirsten H | Reviewed this property |
since they didn't allow people in the church when I was there, I doubt it.