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Top places of worship recommendations from locals

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“Boasting stunning architecture and incredible stained-glass windows, Gloucester Cathedral is a must-see if you’re staying in the city. The 11th Century building is the burial site of King Edward II, and is home to many architectural and artistic wonders, including the fan-faulted medieval cloisters and Great East Window. There’s plenty to see and do at the Cathedral, with a gift shop, café and regular exhibitions. Those with a keen eye may even recognise the cloisters as the corridors of Hogwarts – parts of the Harry Potter films were shot inside the cathedral! Free entry.”
  • 20 locals recommend
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“The current Malmesbury Abbey was built in the 12th century. This building is the third abbey to stand on this site. The first was St Aldhelm’s earliest church, before he oversaw the construction of a larger, stone complex of churches located where the current graveyard lies. The present Abbey dates from 1180 and was added to in the following 200 years with a great spire that was the tallest building in England at the time, and a tower at the West End. But in the late 15th century – a generation before Henry VIII’s cull of the monasteries – the great spire fell, followed by the tower 100 years later. Only the nave of this once huge abbey remains. (Extract from Malmesburyabbey.com)”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Wonderful church - Not only did we get married there, but its is stunning inside and out”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“A golden stone building dating back to 689AD on a site which also once had a stone masonry; the masonry fell victim to Henry VIII’s dissolution and was partly destroyed, but the ruins cast a glimpse of how the monks would have lived.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Just take a look inside! Climb to the top of the Bell tower if you feeling like a workout! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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Tourist Attraction
“St John the Baptist in Burford. Adjacent to the Warwick Hall which has a cafe and 100 yards from the main Burford High Street”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Beautiful and bustling little town on the River Severn with a large number of pubs.”
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“This is where George Whitfield started his ministry. He preached at Gloucester City Park to over 15,000 people. Also, Robert Raikes birthed the Sunday school movement from here. The pub opposite was where he was born and is named after him. Gloucester has a wonderful Christian heritage and there are many vibrant, lively and charismatic congregations in the city. Modern day Wesleyians preach in the streets and many miraculous healings have taken place as reported by the Citizen newspaper.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“In the churchyard Painswick has a unique collection of chest tombs and monuments from the early 17th century onwards, carved in local stone by local craftsmen. With its tombs and yews, it has been described as ‘the grandest churchyard in England’, a remark followed with the less than generous observation ‘far grander than the church itself’. It is said that no more than ninety-nine yew trees can grow in Painswick churchyard, and that the hundredth will always be pulled out by the devil. A recent count revealed one hundred and three yews, so it seems that devil has given up.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Very old and beautiful church. Legendary location of the "Deerhurst Serpent" which apparently "swallowed up cows and swallowed up goats and occasionally dined on small weasels and stoats..."”
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“Burford is very proud to be home to Warwick Hall, the recently developed church hall and café that hosts fantastic variety of lectures, musical evenings, tribute acts and classes. All events are open to non-residents. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
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