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Simply stunning

A beautiful church with a memorable gravestone; not Mr Betjemen's, but a moving memorial to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
England, United Kingdom
Beautiful church

This is a beautiful church and really worth a visit. We drove to the Daymar Beach car park and took... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Judi G
Grantham, United Kingdom
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Parts of this church date back to late Saxon times or approximately 1,000 years ago, and is the burial place of England’s former poet laureate Sir John Betjeman.
Trebetherick PL27 6SA, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful church with a memorable gravestone; not Mr Betjemen's, but a moving memorial to the first female firefighter to die on active duty. Worth a visit in so many ways.

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Worth the walk over the dunes and the golf course. Simple but beautiful little church and the resting place of Sir John Betjeman. A little church that was nearly lost to the dunes until the mid-sized 1800s.

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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful church and really worth a visit. We drove to the Daymar Beach car park and took the lovely footpath to the church. Be careful walking across the golf course watch out for the balls!!! It's a stunning little church in an...More

Thank Judi G
Reviewed August 26, 2018

A pretty church, unfortunately surrounded by a golf course. The walk to get there takes about 1 hour from Rock, or 20 from Daymer Bay. Walking through the dunes to get there is also pretty, with good views down the estuary. The church itself is...More

Thank bth1991
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Talk about a hidden gem -we walked for about half an hour from the ferry, across the golf course and then came to this beautiful, peaceful old church, where Sir John Betjeman is buried. A real treasure. An inspirational spot. Well worth the visit.

Thank peterca20
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Lovely walk from Polzeath or Rock,the path from the beach can be confusing,please don't be put off by the golf course the path is marked by white stones you may need to keep your wits about you for flying golf balls,the church is small and...More

Thank markhM9236AK
Reviewed July 3, 2018

It's a mutual compliment that the remains of Laureate John Betjeman and St Enodoc Church are situated in common comfort. I don't think it possible that any environment such as this one could produce more pleasing and peaceful an atmosphere. It is common for us...More

Thank preglad
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Burial place of poet Sir John Betjeman and located on the walk named after him which runs between Rock and Polzeath. Popular spot for weddings and I heard that you need to book two years ahead for a Wedding here! Surrounded by natural beauty. Beautifully...More

Thank Albywon
Reviewed June 17, 2018

My wife's great-uncle's ashes were scattered at this church and he has a rather nice plaque which we wanted to visit. The walk to get there is bracing and tinged with danger (beware flying golf balls!). The church itself is tiny but beautifully formed and...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Lovely church hidden in the dunes. Has the graves of both John Betjeman and Fleur Lombard, the first female firefighter to be killed in action in peace time. Very serene place.

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June 18, 2018|
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Response from markhL2718ZY | Reviewed this property |
Daymer Bay car park is the nearest
August 13, 2017|
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Response from a16whitehouse | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it woudl be the easiest trip as there are a couple fo sort steep/narrow sections. I think you could get up to the churchyard, but the archway into the churchyard itself has a litle bench/wall about two feet... More
August 28, 2016|
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Response from Brenda S | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the last answer but note the last part of the walk is on grass whichever way you choose to go. It's short as for a golf course. If you can't walk far on uneven ground the easiest is to park in the Daymer Bay... More