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Collegiate Church of St Mary's

Church St | Old Sq., Warwick, England
01926/403940
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Warwick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: The Collegiate Church of St Mary's in Warwick was founded by Robert de Newburgh, Earl of Warwick in 1123.  The church has varying architectural... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

After you've visited the castle go to the church, it's a break from the loud noise at Warwick Castle and still has plenty of history. Climbing the tower is well worth it and grants even better views over the town than Guy's Tower at the castle does. Would definitely recommend it!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I visited Warwick Castle a few years ago and although very nice, it attracts the wrong sort of people and is being treated as a theme park! Collegiate Church however is completely different in more ways than one! It's free to walk round the church and only a small fee to climb the tower. Walking around the church there's lots... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Beauchamp Chapel alone is a world class historic and architectural destination. The fan vaulting in the choir is magnificent. Lovely view from the Tower.

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Well worth a look around if you are in Warwick. There is a lot of history to enjoy including a trip up the tower (what fun, but not for the in-active...!) Friendly staff and a very warm feeling.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

An elegant church for the County town of Warwickshire and the home of the Warwickshire Regiment. Beauchamp chapel hosts the fine tomb of Sir Guy, Earl of Warwick, and several fine brasses. Often used for concerts, choral or classical and commemorations. Fine view from the tower of surrounding town, castle and countryside. Adequate parking close by.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Warwick is a great example of being built in the sign of the cross. Start with the castle then walk up to the church. The main road cuts across. The church is a must to see. It is steeped in history and there are different sections where you can explore and be thrilled by going up the tower to feeling... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I visited the church today and they asked me 2 pounds for admission! I thought donation was optional... OWNERS of St. Mary's church change the phrase for visiting on your website "We make no charge for visiting OUR Church", that the admission in YOUR church is not free!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Another "must see" in Warwick. The Collegiate Church of St Mary's really is a remarkable place, with the charming structure, the wonderful glass-walls and other meaningful elements. Deserves a visit, that's for sure. Tips: check for concerts. The church has no less than four organs, so that music there is particularly powerful.

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Appleby-in-Westmorland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you visit Warwick Castle, you must go to St Mary's. Only a short walk through narrow cobbled streets and you are there. It is a must if you are interested in the Earls of Warwick and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Take time to search and you will find many fascinating snippets of information. Go for it!

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The first thing you should do when visiting is to go to the crypt and look at the DVD which gives you a potted guide on the church before exploring for yourself. The craftsmanship on display is great especially the tombs of the earls etc. The vaulting in the crypt and the cchapels am also excellent. Cannot comment on the... More

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