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St. Materiana's Church

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Address: Church Hill, Tintagel, England
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A very old & small church with character, easily seen from a distance. Can be a bit tricky to walk too but there is a car park near by

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very old & small church with character, easily seen from a distance. Can be a bit tricky to walk too but there is a car park near by

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church was a short walk from the YHA hostel on our way to Tintagel. It's always a treat to visit these old, old churches.

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Thank Chalcuckles
Woodchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 July 20, 2016

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 July 14, 2016

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 July 13, 2016

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 July 5, 2016

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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Thank Claire C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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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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