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St. Stephen's Church, Robin Hood's Bay - 01/01/2019

Trapped in a long gone age, St. Stephen's Church offers the visitor a glimpse into the past. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Interesting church

Only visited the outside as it was closed. Strange looking church on a hill nowhere near the... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2018
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trapped in a long gone age, St. Stephen's Church offers the visitor a glimpse into the past. This church is remarkable. On entry the graveyard couldn't be more full, with row after row of headstones, tilting in various directions. The church building itself is very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JEM_Yorkshire
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Only visited the outside as it was closed. Strange looking church on a hill nowhere near the village with a big scary churchyard

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed 5 November 2018

A very interesting spot. This church was built along Low Church lines, with the pulpit half-way along the length to emphasise the Word. Later a High Church vicar was appointed and refused to use the building. He insisted on a new altar-focused church being built...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This church is often open. It is as it was over 100 years ago. No power. It gas inside some relics of young girls who died before they were old enough to marry. A testament to the hard life people had in the past.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I love these little churches! This one is no exception! They have a lot of history in both the building and the local community! This is in a beautiful setting! It is so much part of the local community too. Pay a visit if you...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Pat W
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This church is maintained by the Churches Conservation Trust and is a great example of a Georgian church, frozen in time, following the building of a newer replacement on a different site. Great proportions, with box pews in place and a balcony floor. Three decker...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Such a quaint, historical church a must to visit. It is old and has a real feel about this place like being transported back in time.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 15 July 2017

What a lovely old church When we visited there was an American family and the guy played on the organ I sat and listened to him playing for ages thank u whoever u were u played beautifully

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Caroleanddave1
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Went to see the Christmas tree decorations.Fantastic trees and a fantastic church run by lovely ladies with massive hearts. Lots of smiles and friendly chatter.A must to visit anytime We will visit again when we stay for the new year .Kevin and Keri.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank kevin A
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The church is open throughout the day and it is possible to walk in and around. It was incredibly interesting to see a historic church which has been preserved so well. The church seeks donations to assist with upkeep. The graves outside are scattered and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Response from Frank G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Maggie. Take the A171 south out of Whitby towards Robin Hood's Bay. At the village of Hawsker, turn left at the Methodist Church onto the B1447. You will find Old St Stephen's Church along this road, on your right hand... More