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St. Materiana's Church

Church Hill, Tintagel, England
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Tintagel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

After a beautiful walk from the ruins of the castle, we got to this adorable oats client church where the whole ambience is full of nostalgia. The graveyard has very ancient tombs and the landscape around is entirely dramatic. Loved it all! It's a place for respectful visitors though.

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely walk fro Tintagel to this church on the cliffs. From the church you can easily walk to the castle or go the other way to Trebarwith. Stunning coastal scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you visit Tintagel for the castle, its well worth deviating towards the church which is only a short distance from the castle via the coastal path. Not only is it a quaint and interesting church and grounds, the views of the coast and castle are second to none!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Lovely old church, still in use. Fascinating to see graves scattered all around the church. Can go inside.

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West Sussex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful church in a beautiful setting. Great for coastal walks, and lovely for quiet contemplation. Well worth a visit.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is worth the short walk from Tintagel. There is a car park near by. Lovely church with inspiring views across the cliffs. Interesting Norman church

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Ancient Church on Trevose Head above Merlin's Cave, dedicated to Welsh Queen and Saint, Madryn, Materiana .Contains a wood carving from Oberammergau of Christ,Roman remains found nearby, ancient woodcarvings, font and rood screen, candlelight and a Blessed Sacrament Chapel. It is Anglican. Iron age kists were found in the graveyard, belonging to the saint and her son and priest, CeidioSuperb... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A nice walk from Tintagel gets you to the quaint St. Materiana's Church. The church is simple with some beautiful stained glass windows and a place where you can light a candle and say a prayer for those lost souls Its in great condition considering its position which is open to the ravages of the Cornish coast high on the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stumbled upon this church by chance, despite this being my third visit to area. It's a nice walk along the coast from tintagel and it is a lot quieter here, away from the crowds. There are benches too, so you can relax for a while and admire the stunning views of the ocean in peace and tranquility.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Beautiful unspoiled and serene. It is a worthwhile walk to visit this peaceful and magical place, even if it is to see the surrounding countryside, the church was open and we saw the memorials to those gone before.

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