St. Edward's Church
St. Edward's Church
4.5
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  • Sarah M
    Romford, United Kingdom139 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must to visit
    A place to sit and reflect. Plenty to see and absorb. Beautiful wall in memorial to the lost in WW1. With a folder giving military history, family connections and life. A mention goes to the Clifford family who lost 4 very young men. The North porch must be viewed with The Yew Tree door' or 'The Hobbit door' or 'The Hobbit door'
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 28, 2023
  • John B
    Houston, Texas224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful & Mystical
    As a Lord of the Rings fan, the door with the huge yew trees built into the walls and the lantern above was so magical it inspired J.R.R.Tolkien to include it as the entry to Moria the ancient land of the dwarves. Inside of church also beautiful. Stow was the site of the last battle of the first British Civil War . The small church yard is peaceful but also a bit spooky. A highlight of Stow
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 29, 2023
  • mark b
    Essex, United Kingdom29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A church Yew will love
    St. Edward's Church in Stow-on-the-Wold is a Lovely Cotswold church which has its north door wonderfully guarded by two old Yew trees either side perfectly framing its porch where small stained glass windows crown the arch of the door. This makes it so picturesque with very much an old world epic folklore story charm. Great for unique photo opportunities. Don't forget to take some time inside to sit, maybe pray and simply enjoy the peace that these lovely old churches give!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 31, 2023
  • morfias
    Telford, United Kingdom23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, looks like Film Set
    Parking is always difficult. We parked at a nearby petrol station but parking time is free for 30 minutes. Short walk to St. Edwards Church (The Doors of Durin). The church doors was closed when we got there but had a very pleasant walk to the church grounds. We were very excited to visit this attraction but we’re not disappointed. Amazing is the word I would describe it. Very surreal, magical, unexpected. We took loads of pictures. Very busy. Don’t be put off if google maps say the church is closed. The gates are open so you can go into the grounds.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
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Devonshiregirl
Lowestoft, UK102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Although stow-on-the-wold was a little smaller than expected this was a highlight of our day. Following a small market walk from the tourist office the door at St Edwards is a centerpiece in the self guided tour. The magic of the historic door did not disappoint. The church grou dsnwere lovely to walk around the stained glass windows of the church also impressive and thought provoking
Written August 22, 2021
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mark b
Essex, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
St. Edward's Church in Stow-on-the-Wold is a Lovely Cotswold church which has its north door wonderfully guarded by two old Yew trees either side perfectly framing its porch where small stained glass windows crown the arch of the door. This makes it so picturesque with very much an old world epic folklore story charm. Great for unique photo opportunities. Don't forget to take some time inside to sit, maybe pray and simply enjoy the peace that these lovely old churches give!
Written October 31, 2023
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Edward
Santa Rosa, CA2,484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a lovely church and particularly notable for the two ancient yews growing around one of the doors. This is very picturesque and seemingly a quintessential thing one might find here but in reality this is quite unusual, making it worth a visit. The pictures say it all. For those interested, inside there is also a prominent memorial naming the locals who lost their lives in WWI and WWII.
Written August 24, 2022
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Victoria B
Raleigh, NC1,661 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Unfortunately the church was closed on our visit, but I was really there to catch a look at the J.R.R. Tolkien Trees at the church door. These ancient yew trees (have to be over 900 years old to be considered ancient) are beyond magical! Natural melds with manmade and the lantern and stained glass just add to the beauty! Come and see this, but don't miss the gravestones to the right of the door topped with bales of wool. These "bale tombs" were for wool-merchants. Pieces of history past in a sheep town!
Written April 13, 2023
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jessimo
Stoke-on-Trent, UK855 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
What a quirky little door to the chuch it reminds me of an elf door from lord of the rings. This church looks like its steeped in history and as many stories to tell and while staying in the village over night i wanted to have a wonder and find this door. We visited the church at night and it was very beautiful lit up.
Written February 7, 2021
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Alloverthershow
Folkestone, UK70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
If you are in this area then St.Edwards is a must. The church itself is quaint and pretty inside. There were little pots of plants outside for sale for a donation. We took a mini AloeVera and placed the donation in a box inside the church. A nice reminder of our trip.
Obligatory photos were taken in front of the magical trees.
Written June 29, 2022
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ronestout
Pueblo, CO225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
If you are anywhere near this town you must visit this church. Unlike anything I have seen in Britain, this place exudes its rather ancient history. Our visit left me with a stark sadness that Western culture seems to be voluntarily giving up its Christian beliefs for the voodoo of climate change that barely masquerades as reason while demanding absolute belief. Christ and God cast aside for the self annointed savants demanding the end of personal freedom for the supposed benefit of Holy Earth delivered by the clergy of a command economy.
Written January 16, 2020
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Waddler
York, UK11,631 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Well, I planned a stop here because I thought that tree lined door looked quirky and cute - and indeed that's what I thought.

But I've let my score be influenced by the remainder of the group who knew nothing about this door and were severely underwhelmed on arrival. So, its perhaps not for everyone!
Written June 6, 2021
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Angelo S
Hilliard, OH4,942 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We checked out St. Edwards due to the side door being wonderful with the trees growing up along side of it. We also wanted to see the grounds and the beautiful stained glass. One word of caution, getting pictures from the door can be a challenge if there are a number of people there. Be respectful of the cemetery which is directly outside of the door.
Written February 10, 2023
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Sarah M
Romford, UK344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A place to sit and reflect. Plenty to see and absorb. Beautiful wall in memorial to the lost in WW1. With a folder giving military history, family connections and life. A mention goes to the Clifford family who lost 4 very young men.
The North porch must be viewed with The Yew Tree door' or 'The Hobbit door' or 'The Hobbit door'
Written July 28, 2023
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