Great St Mary's Church
This beautiful classical structure (not open to the public), tucked in beside King's College, was designed in 1730 by James Gibbs....
King's College Chapel
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Gonville & Caius College
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Cambridge Arts Theatre
Cambridge's biggest bona fide theatre puts on everything from highbrow drama and dance, to panto and shows fresh from London's West End.
Sip fair-trade coffee and nibble focaccias among soaring medieval arches or else take a pew within reach of the altar at this stylishly...
Senate House Hill · interesting places nearby
Great St Mary's Church information
The foundations of Cambridge's sublime university church date from 1010. It was burnt to the ground in the 1290s and rebuilt in 1351. The major expansion of 1478–1519 resulted in the late-Gothic Perpendicular style you see today. Striking features include the mid-Victorian stained glass windows, seating galleries and two organs – unusual in a church. The tower (adult/child £3.50/2) was added in 1690; climb it for superb vistas of Cambridge’s dreamy spires.