The tower is the oldest part of the church still visible today. It dates from 1280 and is decorated with beautifully carved gargoyles and grotesques. The 127 steps up to the top lead you past the Clore Old Library and the historic bell ringing chamber.
Access to the Church remains free but visitors will need to purchase a ticket for the Tower (£5).
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