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“Definitely worth a viewing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church
Next to the Abbey, Whitby YO22 4AU, England
+44(0)1947 606578
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Whitby
Type: Cultural
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Brixham UK
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a viewing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The church stands perched on the hill and looks like an ordinary church, but inside it holds a lot of character and history, The worn paths give a clue to the number of feet that have trodden its way to the lord. You must see the carved chair which is lovely. The old block pews still show the signage of "for strangers only" and the trumpets attached to the pulpit so the vicars wife could tune into the sermon. Lots to see and the staff are so helpful. Please take a look and leave a contribution. A lot of work going on at the moment to attempt to stop it from falling into the sea. If you cant face the steps, go on the tourist bus, stop off and call in at the YMCA for a coffee and a cake.

Visited April 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“delightful church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Excellent church. Very interesting to look round with very helpful notices. Only blip is that they appeared to force you to pay to look round and then in the church stated it was voluntary

Visited April 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“St Mary,s Church Whitby”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

great to visit such a fine Church, when We went it was fairly Quiet and very peaceful, we had nice tour and then sat and reflected on the beautiful feel of the building. You do not have to be religious to enjoy this fine building and its well worth the climb!

Visited March 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
49 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“GREAT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Quiet, historic place, feeling of being surrounded by history as well as faith. Worth a visit ! Lovely site in the centre of town.

Visited April 2013
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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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“Quirky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

First boxed pew church I have seen. The 199 steps aren't that bad and worth the climb. The old ear trumpets are worth seeing and there were ladies available to answer our questions. Worth a visit

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