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“A real sense of the past” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Materiana's Church

St. Materiana's Church
Ranked #8 of 20 things to do in Tintagel
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Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A real sense of the past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

The church is small and no ornate like many others but both the inside and graveyard are authentic. Be respectful while in the church but take some time to soak in the atmosphere.

Visited September 2013
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Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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“Nothing special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Old Church - plain interior - nice old roof little to see but the walk along the cliff and through the church yard make it worth the visit

Visited September 2013
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Harrow, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful haven on a hot sunny August”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

A remarkably fine, large parish church with a great heritage and hints of use as a sacred site well before the Saxon/Norman church. On a hot sunny August, this church just a few yards from the coastal path was a haven of coolness made more welcome by a local parishioner who was providing refreshments at a very modest charge. Beautiful stained glass casting wonderful colours in the bright interior.

Visited August 2013
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Hauntingly Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2013

This is not an easy sight to locate, although you can drive up to it, the road is not well marked. The walk is not too bad, although there are some steep inclines.

The Church itself sits on the cliff's edge with stunning views of the Atlantic.

The cemetery is fairly large, and while most of the grounds appear well kept, there is a large portion that is succumbing to weeds and brush overgrowth. It added a haunting, forgotten feel to the place.

Be advised, that the interior--itself--is not always open for view. Best to call ahead if you want to see the inside.

Visited August 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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33 reviews
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“A Wonderful Historic Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

St Materiana'a located in one of the most picturesque parts of Cornwall. There is so much history surrounding you.
Then there is the gorgeous old chuch itself. Simply a wonderful, quiet, almost serene church to visit.
We loved it.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Mike Z
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