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Cathedral of the Moors

Through a delightful little village, over an historic packhorse bridge to an immense church with a... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Michael R
Liskeard, United Kingdom
Fantastic old church

This church is a great example of an old church, surrounded by a grave yard, footbridge and stream... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Rob G
Bellville, South Africa
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Through a delightful little village, over an historic packhorse bridge to an immense church with a huge tower. Inside is an array of historic carvings on the pews. Base of the villainous vicar in the novel 'Jamaica Inn', and the scene of Doc Martins wedding...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michael R
Reviewed May 15, 2018

This church is a great example of an old church, surrounded by a grave yard, footbridge and stream. Well worth a visit if in the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Rob G
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

May be the quintessential Cornish village with the old church on a hill, the grave yard, the footbridge over the stream, and beautiful old cottages and houses lining the winding street. The church is very special with the what I believe are iron ends to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

If staying at the Jamaica Inn, a visit to Alternun Church is a must, this is the Church in the book 'Jamaica Inn ' and the Parish of the Albino Vicar the Reverend Francis Davey. This Church also hosted the wedding of Doc Martin in...More

Thank stewartgarside
Reviewed September 1, 2016

and you will find that those involved with St.Nonna's offer a splendid lunch at very reasonable price...and all to support the repairs to the ancient Church May I suggest you park on the village green and visit both the church and church hall. Lovely village...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank RoyL65
Reviewed June 24, 2016

This is a lovely little church with so much history! The pew carvings are like nothing I have ever seen! Serene and peaceful surrounds. FREE!

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

Delightful local country parish church in quiet villagewith little stained glass but C13th font and carving on pew ends. Easy access to the A30 or visit The Rising Sun Inn NW of the village for lunch..

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Scousetripper
Reviewed February 6, 2016

A spectacular church with incredible surviving details including the famous bench-ends. There were a variety of informative leaflets available which added to the experience significantly. From what I understand there are often wardens or parishioners who are willing to provide something of a guided tour....More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Christian T
Reviewed January 20, 2016

I visited Altarnun and St. Nonna's when I was doing research for my book, "The Archer's Son" which is set in this village in 1415. The church plays a part in the story too. This is an ancestral home for me as I'm descended from...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Mark H
Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a Norman style church and we were recommended to view it by the people from Wesley Cottage. The original habitants of Wesley cottage are buried there in a tomb with railings around it. The 16th century pew ends are carved beautifully and well...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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