Are you planning a visit to Cambridge and want to do a spot of sightseeing while you’re there? Well if you are, then you definitely need to visit one of the well-known landmarks of Cambridge – Great St Mary’s Church! This breathtaking church is a historic gem that dates back to 1205, even older than the University of Cambridge! Once you make it to the top of the tower you’ll be rewarded with scenic views overlooking the marketplace in the Centre of Cambridge, King’s College Chapel and the rest of the city.

Where should I go sightseeing in Cambridge?

The best views of Cambridge can be found at the top of Great St Mary's Church, the largest church in Cambridge!

Interactive touchscreens throughout the church and a short film offer a perfect introduction to the history of Cambridge for those looking to learn more about this historic landmark. Their award-winning Michaelhouse cafe is the perfect place to stop for lunch or a quick snack while you’re here, as well as home to art exhibitions and the medieval chapel. They also offer brass rubbing and children’s activities during busier times of the year. Great St Mary’s is the church at the heart of Cambridge and hosts regular services, concerts, debates and community events.

  • Open Monday–Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12 noon–5pm
  • Cafe open Monday to Saturday 9 am-5 pm; Sunday 12noon-4 pm
  • The suggested duration of your visit is 1-2 hours
  • Photography is permitted
  • Entry is free
  • Gift shop on site

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