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St. Materiana's Church

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Address: Church Hill, Tintagel, England
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Ignore the hear death experiences of the road up to the church the effort is worth it

This is simply beautiful. You can achieve splendid isolation even on the maddest of days in Cornwall when it is totally drenched in visitors. You can also avoid the pasty munching... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Woodchurch, United Kingdom
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Woodchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is simply beautiful. You can achieve splendid isolation even on the maddest of days in Cornwall when it is totally drenched in visitors. You can also avoid the pasty munching brigade who are so busy shoving food into their mouths as they walk along they forget that you might also be walking on the pavement!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

St Materiana's Church can be accessed either by road from Tintagel village or from the cliff footpath which begins partway down the steep slope towards Tintagel Castle. The cliff footpath leading to the church and Glebe cliff is very steep and sensible walking shoes are recommended. There is a warning notice just inside the outer church wall, warning of adders... More 

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Thank Kate C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My tour guide drove me to this church after Tintagel ruins. Lovely church with cemetery and interesting history. I enjoyed strolling around this church and reading markers.

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Woking
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in on a Sunday for the service. Visiting choir from Bristol made it well worth the visit. Wonderful location near to the castle.

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didnt go in the church itself, but parked up and walked towards Tintagel castle then back along the coast in the opposite direction after a walk around the churchyard. We saw a great variety of wildlife and plants on our walk and got to watch a kestrel hunting for quite some time.

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Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked to the church from Tintagel Castle and then back down into town. It was a beautiful, quiet walk. The church yard was haunting, and the views spectacular.

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Thank Sara R
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We were advised to drive up to this little church by a lady selling ice cream on the trek up from the castle. It was a sunny day, the coastal views are fantastic, and the church itself was a delight. Worth wandering around the graveyard (beware of adders) to see the ancient grave stones, which give you an idea of... More 

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Petrolia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Although we could not get into the church while we were there, (door wouldn't open), it was well worth the visit. (You can parked at the back of the church in the car park.) We explored the cemetery. I was able to find the unique marker for the 14 year old boy who drowned on the historic shipwreck IOTA. His... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is a lovely little church with so much history. it is free to enter and take photos and the graveyard is amazing. Their are beautiful views of Tintagel from the back as well.

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Blackborough Devon England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Well worth a visit to this lovely old Church that is now over 900 years old. Sat in a dramatic location on the cliff top above the famous Castle the peace and tranquility inside is amazing considering the crowds visiting the Castle with it's links to King Arthur. Beautifully maintained recent archaeological excavations at the Castle have found evidence of... More 

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