Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Round Church)
Cambride Round Church © huangcjz
Visitors to Cambridge would be unwise to skip this important attraction. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Cambridge is one of four round medieval churches in western Europe, and dates back to the year 1130 AD. Most churches in Europe are designed in a cruciform (cross-like) shape; round churches such as this are thought to be influenced by the shape of the original Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Cambridge's Round Church doesn't have an active congregation, but it is open to visitors and contains a library and an exhibition about the influence of Christianity in England. Visitors to the church can also admire the Gothic tower, which was added in the 15th century, or attend one of the regular concerts, lectures, recitals or plays hosted in the church.