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Ancient stained glass windows shed light in lives if nedieval folk

All the adjectives have been used by previous reviewers...the windows take your breath away. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat O
Preston, United Kingdom
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Fabulous Medieval church

I read about this church last year which has the largest number of medieval windows in England... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All the adjectives have been used by previous reviewers...the windows take your breath away. There are free audio guides. The human guides ( volunteers) were friendly and helpful. These windows were the IMAX of the day. Medieval peasants who could not read and could not...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

I read about this church last year which has the largest number of medieval windows in England. There has been a Church on this site for 1,000 years, the present one dating from about 1497. The Church, as well as being the largest place of...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a lovely church with such fantastic stained glass windows. The bells chime and we could hear them from the cottage we were hiring

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

St. Mary's was built in the 1490s by John Tame a local wool merchant. Once many parish churches would have glowed with the rich colours of medieval glass but today Fairford is unique as the only parish church in England to have a near complete...More

Thank Ronald D
Reviewed 21 May 2018

I have lost count of the number of times we have visited Fairford church to look at the amazing stained glass windows. It has the most complete set of pre-Reformation glass of any parish church in England and is only rivalled by Kings College, Cambridge....More

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We were advised to come by some friends. It was well out of our way but I am very glad we did. For a start it's a beautiful church in a lovely town and then add in the most remarkable set of stained glass windows...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Fairford is know for it stained glass. The Church possesses a complete set of stained glass windows dating from Tudor times, which have been carefully preserved and restored over the last twenty years. The result is a really wonderful experience if you visit late afternoon...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 9 February 2018

This has the oldest and best stained glass windows in the country and a wonderful atmoshere. A must see for anyone visiting Fairford

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

While staying in Ready Token, Gloucestershire, a few months ago we drove over to Fairford for Market Day. We met one of the members of the Fairford Town Council and she invited us to tour St. Mary's Church. Founded in 1497, this church lives and...More

Thank kathi901
Reviewed 3 December 2017

St Mary’s was rebuilt on the site of an earlier medieval church in 1490 by John Tame, a wealthy wool merchant. The original 14th century tower was retained and the new church built round it. The church tower and bells are therefore unusually located in...More

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