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St Mary's Church

Church Place, Bampton, England
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Church Place, Bampton, England
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"downton abbey"
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"delightful village"
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"interesting architectural features"
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"tv series"
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"downton fans"
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"flower festival"
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"worth a visit"
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"scenes"
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"filming"
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"cotswolds"
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"organ"
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

The town is timeless. Downton Abbey has made it famous and it's not large enough to host a busload of people. Make sure to do a small group tour if you go, or just take a jaunt through the Cotswold's on your own and make...More

Thank Clayton V
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

I recently visited on Easter Sunday, and despite it being early evening, I was very pleased that the church was open and indeed to hear the lovely church bells ringing. The location certainly brought back memories of Downton Abbey. I did not realise that there...More

Thank Victoria N
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This church served as the main church in the Downton Abbey series. We visited it during a guided tour of the Cotswolds (with Rabbies). Lovely place!

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Fans of Downton Abbey regularly visit this church, but few of them peer beneath the surface. In the north transept is an unusual structure which may have been the tomb or reliquary of St. Beornwald, a locally famed medieval saint. There is also a monumental...More

Thank Carol P
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the Church of St Mary which is used by the Church of England but the north chapel (“the Lady Chapel “) is used by the Catholics for their services. As my family is Catholic, though my husband ‘s side is Church of England...More

Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We were on a "Downton Abbey" tour which had taken us to Oxford and was then heading for Highclere Castle. On the way to Highclere, the tour coach called in at Bampton so that the tour group could visit St. Mary's Church which features in...More

Thank BigHugh51
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Saint Mary’s Church is absolutely stunning! Besides being the church used for many scenes of “Downton Abbey” this is a strikingly beautiful old church and worth a visit regardless of the television connection.

1  Thank Ron-Solo
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

When we decided to make a drive through the Cotswolds part of our southern England trip, I knew I wanted to see the village church used in the PBS show Downton Abbey. It is really St. Mary the Virgin Church in the little town of...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

My girlfriend is a big Downton Abbey fan so we made a stop off here on a tour of the south of England. Great visit. Was fun re-living scenes filmed in the village and we bought a couple of magnets to take back home for...More

1  Thank Mutt83
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful visit to St Mary's on a weekend trip to the Cotswolds. The lady who was selling magnets in the church couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming - giving us a bit of history and asking all about...More

1  Thank EmeliaOx83
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Alexandra G
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Response from Latta | Reviewed this property |
We did go in. They were preparing for a flower show. Very nice folks in Bampton. The church was amazing. It is 900 years old.
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Alexandra G
11 June 2015|
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Response from Barry S | Reviewed this property |
No only in Feb....weather could be anything....this is England! Yes it's in the centre of the village near the church
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