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St. Materiana's Church

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Address: Church Hill, Tintagel, England
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simply amazing setting at sunset

Perched above the village of Tintagel this Norman church is well worth the short climb and walk. I recommend going there at sunset as the view is spectacular, the Celtic crosses... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Perched above the village of Tintagel this Norman church is well worth the short climb and walk. I recommend going there at sunset as the view is spectacular, the Celtic crosses and the gravestones scattered in the churchyard along with the weathered old church and the reflection of the sea at sunset is not to be missed, we took plenty... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

An amazing Norman Church built around 1100ad and untouched. The roof is a beautiful piece of carpentry, and there is a fantastic Norman font at the rear of the church. In the churchyard is the grave of a 14 year old cabin boy who died in a shipwreck on the coast in 1893, there is also the whole moving story... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

... That is what makes it so nice. This is not a cathedral or famous site, so you will be surprised at the elegant simplicity of this remote country church. From outside, the view is especially good if not spectacular. It and its graveyard sits amid a field dotted with carvings and memorials from the recent past back to Celtic... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A beautiful church. Lovely stained glass. Very old font. Churchyard with plenty of Celtic crosses, weather beaten from its exposed setting. It is possible to park at the church, but that's a well kept secret so the locals can make their money from their car parks - head down the road marked to the church and no through road. You... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

If you are going to Tintagel Castle this church is a small detour on the way. I would recommend that you do this before the castle. It is easy to get to and is a pretty church with many old grave stones around it. Also once you head back towards the castle you get a great view of Merlin's Cave.... More 

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Birmingham,,England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This old church, sits all alone on Glebe Cliffs, overlooking the sea. It is a huge church when you get up to it, surprising for such a small village. The inside is very atmospheric and has a tremendous stillness and awe to it. It reeks of historic feel and almost talks to you. It sits quiet and lonely with the... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A beautiful old church perched on top of the cliffs outside Tintagel. A real haven of peace; close the door, escape from the gales and rain outside and enjoy the silence and tranquility. A very windswept, atmospheric and attractive churchyard/graveyard outside.

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Easy to access, door always open and an interesting site with a lot of historical information inside and out. Great spot for a view of the coastline and to enjoy views of the sea.

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We could see this building from our holiday let in Treligga so we visited out of curiosity and are glad we did, Whilst we visited as part of a trip to the castle it is an easy walk from Tintagel town or a short drive with parking available. The old church is full of character and history and whilst its... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We walked from Tintagel Town to the church and it was a simple walk following the signs. Although the church looks like "normal" church we were lucky as someone of importance was in the building and we got a full history lesson on the Very Old Church. It lacks the thunder of some visits but the calm and history made... More 

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Address: Address: Church Hill, Tintagel, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  Tintagel

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