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The Cathedral of the Peak

Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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Really lives up to its name

The Cathederal of the Peak is a very grand church in the small village of Tideswell and well worth... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2013
cabbie37
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Newcastle-under-Lyme
Family history visit

The church is beautiful and well kept as are the grounds. It was a pity that I could not find any... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2013
Pauline and Bob A
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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An historic, grade 1 listed building with in the village of Tideswell. The site has a recorded history approaching a thousand years, the current building approximately six hundred and thirty. The Church is Grade 1 listed (since 1967) as “one of the most important of the county's medieval parish churches. The "Friends of St John, Tideswell" (FoSJ) is established for the restoration, preservation, repair, maintenance, improvement and adornment of the Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist, Tideswell (The Cathedral of the Peak) in the Diocese of Derby and of monuments, fittings, fixtures, stained glass, furniture, ornaments and chattels which belong to the church, in the church and churchyard, for the public benefit." Our broader purposes are to afford the general public, and generations to come the opportunity to experience the majesty of St John’s and to allow continued Christian witness there.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Commercial Road, Tideswell, Peak District National Park SK17 8NU, England
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"wood carvings"
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"amazing church"
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

The Cathederal of the Peak is a very grand church in the small village of Tideswell and well worth a visit if you are in, or travelling through the area. Visit on a sunny day if you can to appreciate the differences in light. The...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

The church is beautiful and well kept as are the grounds. It was a pity that I could not find any contact details to help with our quest. We did however find local residents helpful.

Thank Pauline and Bob A
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

This church is beyond doubt one of the finest in Derbyshire. I hold it close to my heart as I was christened and confirmed there so I may be a little biased! The wood carvings are wonderful and there are many hidden gems to see...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2013

St Joh's church in Tideswell is informally kown as the "cathedral of the peak", due I imagine to it's proportions, architectural merit and interior fittings. Well wortth a visit even if you don;pt normally visit churches. A guide is available for £2.75 at the back...More

Thank Rob E
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

A good name - well deserved. For those who enjoy examining churches and places of worship new to them this will prove to be a bit of a gem. Outwardly a really striking building, it is hard to imagine the how it came to be...More

Thank Rodney279
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Amazed to find such a large church in the town of Tideswell. Beautiful and in a wonderful setting. Luckily the Bank Holiday weather provided a blue skied backdrop :-)

Thank MarillTyan
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Reviewed 26 April 2013 via mobile

This lovely church is located in the centre of Tideswell village. Well signed from the main road. There is plenty of parking on the road outside. It is known as "The Cathedral of the Dales" and we could see why. It is large and impressive...More

Thank NeilandBarbara
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Brillant with access to many walks - long and short - you can even join up with the monsal trail. Nice local pubs in tideswell (horse and jockey) and nearby village Litton (Red Lion). Also Bus service was good. Lovely little shops and there is...More

Thank Tw0_Harts
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Reviewed 11 April 2013

On a cold day a surprise to find a church with heating on! Well loved and maintained including some lovely embroidery from local children depicting life in Tideswell.

Thank Pauline K
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Had two lovely meals at the Horse and Jockey and the Red Lion at Litton. We went to Tideswell because my brother had already booked a cottage for a week and we were also celebrating a family birthday. Would love to return in the warmer...More

Thank Sandybags_13
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