To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Panoramic views of Cambridge - Tower - Great St. Mary's Church

Participatory Event

St Marys Church
St Marys Passage

Tel: 01223 747273

Add Panoramic views of Cambridge  - Tower - Great St. Mary's Church to your Itinerary

Panoramic views of Cambridge  - Tower - Great St. Mary's Church

See the panoramic views of Cambridge and the colleges from the tower at Great St Mary's, Cambridge, visit the gift shop, do brass rubbings too!

New opening times 10.00 - 5.30 each weekday and 12.30 - 5.30 on Sundays;  last entry to the tower at 5.00 pm.

This beautiful church has a rich history and heritage and unique features.  It has played a significant role in the history of the University and City of Cambridge over 800 years.

Great St, Mary's Church was the first home of the University for 200 hundred years from 1209.  Here lectures were given, degrees conferred and celebrations held.

Many monarchs are associated with the Church and Queen Elizabeth I visited in 1564.

There has been bell-ringing since 1516 and the 'Cambridge Quarters' inspired the 'Westminster chimes' of Big Ben which ring out worldwide today.

The Church played a leading role in the Reformation.

The Church has fine stone tracery by John Wastell, master mason for King's College Chapel, 2 organs, a 17th century font, oak beams with carved bosses donated by Henry VII and the datum point from with the first English milestones were measured in 1732.

Opening Times

Opening Times (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
Bank Holiday10:0017:30

* Last entry to the tower at 17:00


Everyone £5

Pre-booked Group rates for 10 people or more available: contact Shop Supervisor, Lorraine Walton on lw606@cam.co.uk

What's Nearby

  1. Great St. Mary's Church

    See the panoramic views of cambridge and the Colleges from the top of the…

    0 miles away
  2. Official Guided Tours: Halloween Ghost Tour

    Spend an hour in the company of one of our official blue and green badge…

    0.04 miles away
  3. Combined Punting and Bus Tour Ticket

    With a Combined Punting and Bus Tour Ticket you get the chance to see many…

    0.05 miles away
  4. Official Guided Tours: Evening City Highlights

    Take a relaxed, evening stroll around the city centre and its colleges,…

    0.05 miles away
  1. Official Guided Tours: Ghost Tours of Cambridge

    Hear ghostly tales and sinister stories on our terrifying tour of…

    0.05 miles away
  2. Official Guided Tours: The Medieval Colleges

    Explore the rich and fascinating medieval history of two of Cambridge’s…

    0.05 miles away
  3. Official Guided Tours: The Riverside College Tour

    Take an exclusive guided tour of Cambridge’s riverside colleges to uncover…

    0.05 miles away
  4. Gonville & Caius College

    First founded in 1348 as Gonville Hall and refounded in 1557 by the…

    0.05 miles away
  5. Official Guided Tours: Fitzwilliam Museum Tour

    Book an official introductory tour of the Fitzwilliam’s world-famous…

    0.05 miles away
  6. Official Guided Tours: Essential Cambridge

    Cambridge condensed into just 60 minutes: this tour is perfect for…

    0.05 miles away
  7. Official Guided Tours: Parker Library Tour

    Take a closer look at some of the oldest books in the country, including…

    0.05 miles away
  8. Official Guided Tours: King's College and The Backs

    Hear about the famous people connected with Cambridge, whilst seeing two…

    0.05 miles away
  9. The Michaelhouse Centre

    A converted 14th century church in the heart of Cambridge's boutique…

    0.05 miles away
  10. Official Guided Tours: Cambridge Highlights Tour

    Take an introductory tour around the highlights of the city as you walk…

    0.06 miles away
  11. Official Guided Tours: Walking Punting Tour

    The perfect winter Warmer tour, our 1 hour Essential Cambridge Tour is…

    0.06 miles away
  12. Cambridge Arts Theatre


    0.06 miles away
Previous Next

My Itinerary

Build your own itineraries by clicking the Add to Excursion button to add an item to your Itinerary basket.