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St Marys Painswick

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Address: Lychgate Rooms Stroud Road, Painswick GL6 6UT, England
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Amazing building.

I visited this church this week while staying in Painswick. It is a really beautiful building which can be seen for miles around. There seems to be a thriving work going on from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2017
Kim V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I visited this church this week while staying in Painswick. It is a really beautiful building which can be seen for miles around. There seems to be a thriving work going on from the church which is always good to see. The churchyard is full of stunning yew trees all well manicured and lovely to look at.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This is a well-maintained, classic Cotswold church. It has an interesting history which tells you about Painswick itself. The unique thing about it is its 99 (I didn't count them) yew trees which lend it an "Alice in Wonderland" feel.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Count the giant lollipop-shaped yew trees outside -- there are 99 of all sizes and varying shapes. It's lovely to wonder around and check out the ancient graves -- table-top style. However, do pop inside for a visit -- it's free, but like me you'll probably want to leave a donation to help this lovely parish. Admire the handiwork of... More 

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Tangerang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The yew trees surrounding the church makes it extra special. Love the village and the people are extremely nice. Would def visit again if I ever found myself in Gloucester.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a lovely village church. the 99 Yews in the grounds are well maintained. there is a scar on the spire from a Cromwell canon ball.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

The place is fantastic, offering a really amazing walk around the church grounds. It is perfect for a relaxing afternoon promenade and visiting the inside of the church is just the cherry on the top!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of the most beautiful parish churches I have ever visited. Any time I am in The Cotswolds, if it is convenient, I'll make a detour. So peaceful, so charming + check calendar to see if there are special events happening.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A Church and surrounding Churchyard with its 100 or so 300 year old Yew trees is a sight to behold and a sight you are unlikely to see anywhere else. The village itself is well worth a walk round, very quiet but some interesting shops and eateries. There was more to see we were told at the Tourist Information centre... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Most churches are known for their architecture rather than their churchyards. Painswick is famous for the 99 immaculately coiffured Yew Trees which cover the churchyard. it must be a full time job keeping them trimmed.

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This church is a true gem and in a really lovely Cotswold town. The inside is light, airy and spacious, with a delightful altar piece in the side chapel. Outside the churchyard has an astounding collection of 99 yew trees, most of which are sponsored by individuals to ensure their survival. The tombstones are interesting but don't miss the almost... More 

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