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The Round Church Visitor Centre

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Address: 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB, England
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Before Newton and Darwin, Milton and Lewis, before the Colleges and the...

Before Newton and Darwin, Milton and Lewis, before the Colleges and the University... the Round Church in Cambridge was built.Start at the second oldest building in the city to learn about the history of Cambridge through a 20minute film and a thorough exhibition.Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 | Sundays 1-5 (Plus Mondays 10-5 from Easter)Guided Walks of the City: Wednesday 11am | Sunday 2.30pm (More in the summer)On the Number 1 bus route from the railway station.Small entrance charge | Free for residents and children

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A very unusual little church.

Was well worth a visit although very small it is very unusual in its rondal shape. Also gave an opportunity to take photographs of the two reindeers in a stall and santa's sleigh... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 November 2016
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Somerset, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative and interesting. Jon was our guide. He does the tours on Thursdays. He is knowledgeable and very accommodating as we had two small children with us. So much fascinating history that you wouldn't get touring on your own.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Round Church is worth a side trip if you happen to be in the area. Richmond is a very nice old New England town. The Old Round Church is a scenic spot for a wedding-- and everyone seems to know it. In the summer. This is a distinctive, beautiful church, originally built in the twelfth century, and a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the city centre, Round Church is the oldest church in Cambridge and in top 5 of England. This place is suitable for people who wants to find out more about Medieval architecture and Cambridge heritages.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I quite fancied a look inside this very old and unusual church but the entry fee put me off. It was only £2.50 but as we were walking past on our way to other attractions it stopped me from nipping in for a quick look and a photo. Looked nice from the outside. Maybe another day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

A beautiful old church! If you go in Cambridge you must visit it, is one of the oldest churches I ever seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Recently re-roofed and refurbished, this little gem of a building stands on the edge of the central shopping area of Cambridge and offers a cool and inviting oasis on a hot day to sit and meditate. A warm and welcoming place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was empty when we arrived which is nice. No excursion groups pushing you aside. The whole history of Cambridge in a nutshell and reads away quickly. The church is beautifull and so is its history. Its excellent to visit the centre before you venture out into the place. There are leafleds with plenty of languages to read about the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The visitor centre is great to go to before touring Cambridge as it gives the history before you see everything! It's inexpensive too!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a stunning crusader church built by Knights Templar around 1130, inspired by the Church of the holy sepulchre in Jerusalem. Think da Vinci Code. It's tiny but lovely. The video, though, while claiming to be about the history of Cambridge was actually thinly veiled Christian propaganda - seeing every development of the city and university through that lens.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Was well worth a visit although very small it is very unusual in its rondal shape. Also gave an opportunity to take photographs of the two reindeers in a stall and santa's sleigh which were in front of the church entrance. Very pleasant young lady on duty at the main entrance to the church. Cost is £2.50 to visit inside.

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