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Cecil tombs

Nice to find the church open and to be able to view the Cecil tombs, there are guide books and post... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
London, United Kingdom
A lovely gem

This simple and rather plain church sits in "St Martins Without", on the hill going out of... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Ges R
Bourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This church is not the most ornate though the Cecil tombs are of interest. On going in they are not immediately obvious - you need to walk towards the altar and look left as they are i a separate chapel. Outside at the back is...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Nice to find the church open and to be able to view the Cecil tombs, there are guide books and post cards on sale and good directions to the famous grave in the grave yard.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This simple and rather plain church sits in "St Martins Without", on the hill going out of Stamford. Its lack of ornate decoration is compensated for by the quiet dignity of this holy space, which is used for concerts as well as worship

Thank Ges R
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This 15th century church houses the tombs of William Cecil chief advisor and secretary of state to Elizabeth I plus various tombs and monuments to other family members. Quite sombre inside but some lovely carvings and stained glass windows give a real sense of history.

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I've visited this church several times and I've never found it open. This time I made a beeline behind the church and across to the second churchyard to view the gravestone of Daniel Lambert, then the largest man in England.

Thank durham05
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Known as St Martins Without we have had 3 family weddings here over the last 43 years. It is a large church with a special ambience. Each year a Christmas carol service is held. There is no parking at the church but on a Sunday...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 16 October 2016

St Martin's is a little way from the town centre but it well worth walking to see it. In the north chapel are some fantastic memorials to members of the Cecil family from nearby Burghley House. The church is very welcoming and was a pleasure...More

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Full of historic interest with famous names from the times of the first Elizabeth. Peaceful and beautiful.

Thank jeanandjohn2016
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This church is about 800 years old and in surprising good condition. It also has an attached cemetery. It is open daily.

Thank jimandcarolstravels
Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is one of many churches located very close together in Stamford. They are all different and have lots of history so recommend you try to visit them all.

Thank 2014Jandy
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