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The best late mediaeval church in Britain

St Mary's Fairford was the third from last medieval church built in Britain. Built quickly, the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul T
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LOVELY CHURCH

We found this church to be very interesting and worth a visit if you are in the area. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
GiannaOz
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High Street, Fairford, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

All seven of us thought it was a beautiful church and the lady that showed us round was very interesting and helpful.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

St Mary's Fairford was the third from last medieval church built in Britain. Built quickly, the church represents an architectural unity and is an outstanding example of Cotswold Perpendicular Wool Churches. The jewel in the crown is the intact set of medieval stained glass windows;...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this church to be very interesting and worth a visit if you are in the area. The welcoming lady at the front door was lovely and very accommodating

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely to see a church with intact stained glass. We were greeted at the door and handed information sheets about the glass.

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Reviewed September 3, 2018

Spent over an hour at this beautiful church which Simon Jenkins has awarded 5* in his well known book. The stained glass is beautiful and a audio tour is highly recommended.

Thank Freddie K
Reviewed August 29, 2018

The present St Mary's Church in Fairford was built (there was a church here before) at the end of the 15th century by a rich wool merchant named John Tame. He is buried with his wife Alice within the table tomb located in the Lady...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Beautiful church where the Windows were removed to prevent damage during the 2nd world war A quaint village with an historical background

Thank Ann S
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

All the adjectives have been used by previous reviewers...the windows take your breath away. There are free audio guides. The human guides ( volunteers) were friendly and helpful. These windows were the IMAX of the day. Medieval peasants who could not read and could not...More

Thank Pat O
Reviewed July 10, 2018

I read about this church last year which has the largest number of medieval windows in England. There has been a Church on this site for 1,000 years, the present one dating from about 1497. The Church, as well as being the largest place of...More

Thank Ros896
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is a lovely church with such fantastic stained glass windows. The bells chime and we could hear them from the cottage we were hiring

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