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Address: Coney Street, York YO1 9QL, England
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+44 1904 625186

Parts of this fifteenth-century church were destroyed in an air raid during...

Parts of this fifteenth-century church were destroyed in an air raid during World War II, but many have been restored to their former glory including the famous clock, dating back to 1668, and the great west window, depicting scenes from the life of St. Martin of Towers.

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It's a small church

St. Martin's was not easy to find since there was a lot of construction going on in the area, but we persevered and found it! Some of the windows are really spectacular!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Petaluma, California
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Petaluma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. Martin's was not easy to find since there was a lot of construction going on in the area, but we persevered and found it! Some of the windows are really spectacular!

Thank leflerpet
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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1,580 reviews
779 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 726 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Often known as St Martin-le-Grand this once splendid church was bombed in 1942 and was partially rebuilt and rededicated in 1968. As such, the building is a fascinating mix of the modern and ancient. The St Martin of Tours window on the north wall is a stunning 15th century masterpiece that was originally the great west window of St Martins... More 

Thank johnhouston2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

On the warmest day of the year, to come into this church and reflect on life was good. The church was very nearly destroyed in World War 2 and rebuilt in part in the years afterwards. It still functions as a church but also an anti war shrine as well. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Yorkterrier01
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737 reviews
386 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I called in to St. Martin-le-Grand's during Holocaust Week as it is the centre dedicated to peace and reconciliation. The golden reredos depicting The Last Supper immediately catches the eye, but on this visit I noticed the unique, glass enclosed organ fascinated me. It's a single manual and 3 stops, being built in 1968 and presented to the Church as... More 

Thank MedEngland
west yorkshire
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259 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

little church very tranquil and historic,well worth a wander in to see.A nice place to pray or just sit and gather your thoughts.

Thank madrednige
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Standing on part of the original site which has housed a church for around a thousand years. Just a few strides ahead as you enter is a stunning nine metre high 15th century stained glass window dedicated to St. Martin de Tours. Immediately to the left is a unique mechanical pipe organ and to the far right behind the alter... More 

Thank Brian B
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This church suffered enormous damage during the bombing of World War Two but what remains is a cool and quiet haven with beautiful architecture and a fabulous stained-glass window. Well worth popping in for a few moments of peace, away from the noise of the city.

Thank YoohooWales
Ede, The Netherlands
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543 reviews
385 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

With it's narrow location in midtown, and small floor surface, it was designed to be at least a beautiful church. In which they succeeded perfectly.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

A lovely small church , was unused till the late sixties but now being used again , relies on donations . Pop in and admire the stained class window and the rest of what is a historic old church - nobody will bother you and you are 20 seconds away from the hustle and bustle of the main streets .

1 Thank Peter e
Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

A very fine half a church with the creepiest Last Supper I ever saw. The chap stood on the clock above Coney Street revolves moments before the hour strikes. I was lucky enough to get a tour of the tower and roof, to see the clock mechanism. I don't know how often they offer this - I went on York... More 

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