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St. Peter's Church

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Address: Hinton Road, Bournemouth BH1 2EE, England
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Nice church, wonderful churchyard

Not an ancient church but warm and welcoming. The graveyard has the tomb of Mary Shelley and the area is a haven for wildlife.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Cowes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Not an ancient church but warm and welcoming. The graveyard has the tomb of Mary Shelley and the area is a haven for wildlife.

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Well worth a visit. It's right among the shops. Lovely building. Mary Shelley is buried there, but I didn't find her grave (I didn't look too hard). It looks like they have plenty of things on, so have a look at their website. They also have parking, so if you're only going into the centre to visit the church, perhaps... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful church, the stained glass is gorgeous. A piano recital added extra ambiance to this lovely place. Churchyard was unusual and interesting with some prominent tombs of the famous and wealthy.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Visited here for half an hour, interesting to see the grave of Mary Shelly the author of Frankenstein books plus some other graves of people involved with the creation of bournemouth, there is a board that shows you where all the graves are and a history of who is buried there which was informative.

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Thank RealityCheck2013
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

What a breath taking example of a beautiful church. Walk in and be at one with God and self. Fantastic stained glass. Even Mary Shelleys(Frankenstein author) heart is buried there!!! Very gothic, just the place to be on a stormy thundery night!!!!

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Thank John W
Neston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We were amazed on entering to see the interior - the walls are covered in frescos, most beautiful. There is also a stained glass window by Morris and Burne-=Jones. Nice little cafe staffed by friendly people. Position is handy when visiting the shopsl

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Thank Elizabeth P
Bournemouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A very interesting part of old Bournemouth which is very visitor friendly - beautiful architecture and interesting History.

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Thank 58clucas
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Beautiful church designed by the Victorian architect, G.E.Street. Great decoration and details. Someone was playing the piano.

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Dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This church is absolutely beautiful. I was brought up High Church and this is reminiscent of the church I attended as a child. Stunning!

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poole UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

This is a fabulous place to go and listen to classical music (probably other types of music too) especially choral works. The acoustics are really mellow and beautiful.

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