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“St Mary,s Church Whitby”
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St Mary's Church
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Full-Day North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby in Winter from York
Ranked #6 of 52 things to do in Whitby
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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“St Mary,s Church Whitby”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

great to visit such a fine Church, when We went it was fairly Quiet and very peaceful, we had nice tour and then sat and reflected on the beautiful feel of the building. You do not have to be religious to enjoy this fine building and its well worth the climb!

Visited March 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“GREAT”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Quiet, historic place, feeling of being surrounded by history as well as faith. Worth a visit ! Lovely site in the centre of town.

Visited April 2013
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Prudhoe, United Kingdom
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“Quirky”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

First boxed pew church I have seen. The 199 steps aren't that bad and worth the climb. The old ear trumpets are worth seeing and there were ladies available to answer our questions. Worth a visit

Visited April 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Don't walk past”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

On the way to the ruins to the Abbey sits St. Mary's church. In any other location it would be the jewel in the crown but it is overshadowed by it's more showy neighbour.
It is such a beautiful and unusual church that even if you are the type who only frequents churches for anything other weddings and funerals (like me) please have a wander around. You won't be disappointed.

Visited March 2013
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hartlepool
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“not so little church”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

we only went in for a quick look round that day but the place was so interesting that we stayed for over an hour.
St Mary's is a church of two parts, the older part facing over the town below but the back of the church was added later and on enquiring we were told the building work had been done by shipwrights.
standing there you could see and feel the inside of a ship, the metal struts etc, give the impression of a nautical feel about the place, which i suppose is apt as Whitby is a seafaring town.
aparently, or so we were told, St Mary's with its galleries and huge boxes instead of pews, can hold more people than Westminster Abbey. i reccomend a visit if you're in Whitby, even the climb up the 99 steps is worth it.

Visited August 2012
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