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“Built around 1350 and dedicated to the patron saint of travelers”

St Botolph's Church (Church of England)
Ranked #74 of 159 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: Built around 1320, this church was dedicated to St. Botolph, the patron saint of travelers in medieval times.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Built around 1350 and dedicated to the patron saint of travelers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

It is very close to one of the city gates, and it met travelers entering the city. It has much older foundations and has some very nice carvings as well as a fairly old font. It has always been closely associated with Queens College

Visited February 2014
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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“Excellent haven of peace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Right opposite the busy Silver St junction. A small town church, wisely open each day so passers by may share its beauty and peace. A pity they keep the small churchyard locked, though. Do drop in on your way from the tourist turmoil of King's Parade

Visited September 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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“Former Franciscan Church with decorative fittings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

The church is in the centre of Cambridge and was for many used by the Franciscan Friars who used to have a community in Cambridge but no longer do so. Despite losing the friars, the church is still active and well maintained. The church is open every day and accessible to the many tourists who walk along Kings parade or through Cambridge City Centre.
Good windows, fittings and Furnishings.

Visited May 2013
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“beautiful historic church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

A beautiful historic church in the centre of Boston the tower can be seen for miles around ,also known as boston stump.You can climb the tower for £3 New coffee shop and toilets being built with a selection of gifts,cards photos etc.What stands out is the tranquility and beauty of this ancient place of worship.In addition they hold concerts and recitals throughout the year with a good website .A must if you visit Boston we visit quite often just to sit and contemplate in these surroundings is such a peaceful and lovely experience

Visited February 2012
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful and Prayerful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

If you just want to get away from things for a few minutes this church will offer you a quiet atmosphere and is open for most of the day from 10 am -3.30 p.m.
You will be welcome at the services.You may get the opportunity to hear Professor W. Horbury, a world class theologian and preacher at the Sunday services.
Look out for their book sales, they have some good stuff.
The church often has lovely flower arrangements especially at Christmas.

Visited November 2011
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