I haven't visited Painswick for 20 years & I still consider it to be the most beautiful churchyard that I've ever seen. We were very fortunate to have a sunny day. I had heard the story that there were 99 yew trees because whenever a 100th tree was planted it would die. This isn't true as the website states here http://stmaryspainswick.org.uk/visitor-information/the-yew-trees/
There are beautiful table top & tea caddy tombs amongst the gravestones. These along with the beautifully clipped yews are a superb sight. The interior of the church is attractive with a pretty mosaic reredos but disappointing, it must once have been beautiful. <i>Shot to pieces in the Civil War, burned, struck by lightning, Victorianised and recently modernised, it has been ill-treated by history. </i>
There's not a fee for entrance but donations are asked for which few people seem to give.