Church of St Mary the Great
The Great St Mary's Church, as it is locally known, is central to Cambridge and its university life. It is the official university church, and according to university rules, all Cambridge undergraduates must live within a 3-mile (5km) radius of the church, while university officers are required to live within 20 miles (32km). St Mary's was completed in 1205, before being destroyed by fire and rebuilt again in 1290. Cambridge University sermons are conducted here, and day visitors are invited to climb the tower and appreciate the lovely views it affords of the town's historic market square.
Address: King's Parade, Cambridge
Telephone: 01223 741 716
Opening times: Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm (summer), and 10am to 3.30pm (winter); Sundays from 12.30pm to 4pm.
Admission: £3.50 (adults), £1.70 (children)