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Address: Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 363529
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Built around 1320, this church was dedicated to St. Botolph, the patron...

Built around 1320, this church was dedicated to St. Botolph, the patron saint of travelers in medieval times.

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Visited this church this morning. In the University area of town. The altar depicts the Crucifixion and the stained glass window above shows the ascension. There is an organ... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this church this morning. In the University area of town. The altar depicts the Crucifixion and the stained glass window above shows the ascension. There is an organ on the north side of the chancel which is divided from the nave by a rood screen. The font dates from 1636. The Royal arms seen in all churches in Cambridge... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Called in whilst in Cambridge and what a lovely church this is. It was very peaceful and cool after walking around the hot busy streets of Cambridge. Lovely stained glass windows and there are books to buy on an 'honesty tin' basis. Very relaxing.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We found this church and were very pleased that it was open for visitors. Just wandering around the interior is a very relaxing experience after all the bustle of the city centre. We sat for several minutes, enjoying the serenity of the building.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Time spent in St Botolph's provided a welcome respite as we explored Cambridge's streets. We always take the time to go in when we come across an open church door and in this case, we weren't disappointed. The interior was calm and peaceful, the stain glass windows were striking and the history was informative. St Botolph's doesn't have the spring... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

A truly quaint and beautiful place. Had a easy stroll around and kids enjoyed the age and history of the place. Free to enter. Bought a book on sale. Your trusted to just pay on exit if you took a book which I did and gave a bit more as worth it.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2015

Not an outstanding presence in the street but as the door was open we stepped in through the entrance which is in the tower which is 15th C. St. Botolph is the patron saint of travellers. The interior is quiet and peaceful, just the place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the tourists for awhile. Just inside the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

We were walking in Cambridge and past St. Botolph's and the name intrigued us as we were not familiar with this saint nor of the church. On a return, we decided to stop in and found a peaceful church dedicated to the patron saint of travellers. The church has been there since the 1300's and is a part of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

It is very close to one of the city gates, and it met travelers entering the city. It has much older foundations and has some very nice carvings as well as a fairly old font. It has always been closely associated with Queens College

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Thank Owenthomas
Loughton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Right opposite the busy Silver St junction. A small town church, wisely open each day so passers by may share its beauty and peace. A pity they keep the small churchyard locked, though. Do drop in on your way from the tourist turmoil of King's Parade

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

The church is in the centre of Cambridge and was for many used by the Franciscan Friars who used to have a community in Cambridge but no longer do so. Despite losing the friars, the church is still active and well maintained. The church is open every day and accessible to the many tourists who walk along Kings parade or... More 

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