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St. Materiana's Church

Church Hill, Tintagel, England
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Tintagel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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West Sussex, England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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Stanmore
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24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We discovered this little beauty whilst walking along the cliff walk at Tintagel. The church invites you in with it's serene warmth and peacefulness. There is something special about a church that has stood the test of time amongst the elements and still stands so proudly welcoming visitors from far and wide. Such a calming place to be...

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A beautiful quaint church perched on a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Full of interesting historical items. Strangely a romantic place.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It is a lovely walk from the castle to the church and there are a few places where you can just sit and admire the views. There are some soft inclines up to the church but there is also a well laid out path. When entering the graveyard there is a sign asking you to be aware of the adders!... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice short walk from Tintagel, down the hill almost to the castle then back up onto a Tarmac path all the way to the church. Very lovely, don't miss the grave of the boy from the Iota, only 14. And beware of adders! Unfortunately I didn't see any. Easy walk back down the road into Tintagel.

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