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This is more than 'just' another small town medieval church because it has retained almost without... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ivor M
London, United Kingdom

Stunning outside and in. You must visit to see the beautiful stained glass windows. Such a national... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is more than 'just' another small town medieval church because it has retained almost without change its original late medieval stained glass windows which are beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Stunning outside and in. You must visit to see the beautiful stained glass windows. Such a national treasure. Always lots of information and someone on hand to provide help. Just one suggestion...I love to light a candle for those I love and lost. How about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

St. Mary's is a spectacular church well worth a visit. You should give yourself at least an hour if you want to get a look at everything the church has to offer. The windows are medieval which makes them worth the trip alone. So many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

All seven of us thought it was a beautiful church and the lady that showed us round was very interesting and helpful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

St Mary's Fairford was the third from last medieval church built in Britain. Built quickly, the church represents an architectural unity and is an outstanding example of Cotswold Perpendicular Wool Churches. The jewel in the crown is the intact set of medieval stained glass windows;...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul T
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We found this church to be very interesting and worth a visit if you are in the area. The welcoming lady at the front door was lovely and very accommodating

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

Lovely to see a church with intact stained glass. We were greeted at the door and handed information sheets about the glass.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank StellaD339
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Spent over an hour at this beautiful church which Simon Jenkins has awarded 5* in his well known book. The stained glass is beautiful and a audio tour is highly recommended.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Freddie K
Reviewed 29 August 2018

The present St Mary's Church in Fairford was built (there was a church here before) at the end of the 15th century by a rich wool merchant named John Tame. He is buried with his wife Alice within the table tomb located in the Lady...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Beautiful church where the Windows were removed to prevent damage during the 2nd world war A quaint village with an historical background

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ann S
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