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Address: Dale Road, Buxton, England
09:30 - 17:00
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Locked, but worth seeing the magnificent roof...

In preparation for a day trip to Buxton, I had identified the church of St. Mary the Virgin as a potential place to visit and, having had this recommended to me by the tour guide... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

will be back to take a better look as soon as possible... Buxton is lovely and lots of other attractions so we will be back soon.

Thank Sarah J
Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

In preparation for a day trip to Buxton, I had identified the church of St. Mary the Virgin as a potential place to visit and, having had this recommended to me by the tour guide that I met whilst in St. Anne's church, I decided to go and have a look for myself. Although I found it locked – as... More 

Thank ScottEngering
Leek, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

I was exploring the side streets off the High Street and was so glad that I did as I found this homely and charming Arts & Crafts-designed church. As I'm a big fan of church architecture, I took quite a few photographs. Alas, the church was locked ... I'd love to see inside! Maybe another time...

Thank DizDiz2013
Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

THis is our local church and we are members of it,they have a lovely garden every June,Outside if nice,and inside if wet.

Thank Maureen79Ralph
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

An Arts and Crafts church built during WWI is a rarity. If in Buxton and interested in architecture, try to get along, if only to view it from the exterior. It has a nice, cottagey feel to it, enhanced by the eyebrow dormers winking at you from the eaves, and the long, low roof. Inside is quite plain, but the... More 

Thank Expl0rer007
Leicester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Great church, interesting architecture...but locked. That's no good to us! And the contact phone number was pointless...the office, too, was closed. Very frustrating to the weary traveller.

Thank malcolm l
Lytham St Annes, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

If you're interested in church architecture, this is a must. Other reviews have already covered the detail. I don't know how it stands in the ranks of Arts & Crafts architecture (which I think was mainly concerned with domestic buildings), but I was very impressed, especially with the precision of the external detail. Inside is interesting but the exterior is... More 

Thank Neilrpasc
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

This beautiful little church is well worth a visit, we visited as part of our Buxton Town tour. It's tucked away but well worth finding to spend a quite few minutes reflecting during a busy day.

Thank Pamela B
Worcester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

We went here as part of the tram tour. Tucked away in Higher Buxton you could easily miss it but it's a lovely church and well worth a visit.

Thank 92Karen
Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

Our visit coincided with a brass quintet's rehearsal, so we didn't spend as long here as we would have liked. However, we could see enough of the building to appreciate the Arts and Crafts style, especially the 'eyebrow'? windows. We spent longer outside looking at the architecture. Would recommend and hope to revisit at some point in the future.

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