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A fitting resting place for the last Anglo Saxon king

I'd been wanting to visit here for ages. Part of the 1066 story, one of Harold II's traditional... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Allison T
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Fantastic and important history!

Very very old church that was built by King Harold (the King that was defeated by William the... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Kellie M
Wellington, New Zealand
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Highbridge Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1XQ, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I'd been wanting to visit here for ages. Part of the 1066 story, one of Harold II's traditional burial sites. I turned up very soggy on a Sunday morning. I was lucky to gain access to the church just as the congregation were packing up...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Very very old church that was built by King Harold (the King that was defeated by William the Conqueror). Harold was supposedly buried there to start with but was moved to protect his body from William. If you visit, definitely ask the staff there questions....More

Thank Kellie M
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Stayed here before a flight to stuttgart for a jamiroquai concert was lovely and clean place breakfast smelled amazing unfortunately didn't get to try it as was up all night shagging

Thank Andy F
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We visited on a baking hot day and the church was cool and welcoming. The ladies who volunteer there were just lovely, but the big event was hidden in the lady chapel- look to the left as you enter from the nave and there you’ll...More

Thank Jonatenner
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Very very nice I was amazed at the celing the alter and windows were wonderful the shop had some lovely things in to buy the gardens were tranquil .

Thank Jack S
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Much of the Abbey was dismantled five hundred years ago but a substantial church now remains. Said to be the burial place of King Harold Godwinson there are large gardens behind the church containing ruined walls from the Abbey. They ask for donations but it...More

Thank CarltonA10
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I was brought up not many miles away but haven't been here for 50 years; the church is much more interesting than I remember it. It is a delightful Norman church -- a classic of Norman architecture with some later parts. Don't miss the Norman...More

Thank kcm1951
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Church is well worth the visit if in the area. The lead lights inside are very good and the ground have lots of old graves

Thank Barry S
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Lovely old church with an amazing Zodiac ceiling and beautiful stained glass/carvings. It's surrounded by a large open area favoured by dog walkers. There's a large stone block marking the spot where King Harold, our last Anglo Saxon king was buried behind the high altar...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

walk there a lot very nice and shops next door. great place to walk your dog (in the gardens). Very good and always peaceful.

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