England's sacred sites

Man’s symbols of faith, from monasteries and churches to mosques, synagogues and temples, are part of the English landscape and offer oases of quiet contemplation, and intrigue. Centuries of history are beneath your feet and before your eyes at stone circles, crumbling abbey ruins, medieval chapels, ancient monoliths, holy wells and chambered tombs. Trace the history of our society through our holy places. Most were at one time the focal point of their community, be it a bustling city or a tiny rural village.

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See where Wills and Kate said 'I do' at Westminster Abbey

See where Wills and Kate said 'I do' at Westminster Abbey

You've seen the clips of Prince William and Kate getting married, now retrace their steps up the aisle on a tour of the magnificent Westminster Abbey.

Location: Westminster, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Climb higher than the peregrines at Derby Cathedral

Climb higher than the peregrines at Derby Cathedral

Put your best foot forward and upward and head for the dizzy heights of Derby Cathedral tower.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Experience a spiritual side to Bournemouth's history

Experience a spiritual side to Bournemouth's history

Visit for the marvellous architecture, the famous final resting places or simply the atmosphere.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Unique Experiences
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Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Walk up, down and around the inside of this iconic part of London’s skyline.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Take a tour of Gloucester Cathedral's Gothic Tower

Take a tour of Gloucester Cathedral's Gothic Tower

Ancient, spectacular and a beautifully serene place to visit, the Cathedral is one of the most magnificent Gothic buildings in the world.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Price: From £4 per adult

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Visit Katherine of Aragon's resting place in Peterborough

Visit Katherine of Aragon's resting place in Peterborough

A visit to Peterborough Cathedral with its beautiful grounds and impressive architecture can be a special experience.

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Tour the tower of Lincoln Cathedral

Tour the tower of Lincoln Cathedral

For 300 years Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in the world. Take a tour of the iconic building for an unforgettable experience.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Visit Shrewsbury Abbey, fictional home of Brother Cadfael

Visit Shrewsbury Abbey, fictional home of Brother Cadfael

Follow in the footsteps of the monastic sleuth, Cadfael, by visiting the Abbey where the books and TV series were set.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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A hidden gem in the heart of Warwickshire

A hidden gem in the heart of Warwickshire

Come and see a Medieval masterpiece: Jane Austen and Prince Charles already have.

Location: Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Picturesque places
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Robin Hood Rhyme

Robin Hood Rhyme

Check out the earliest surviving rhyme about Robin Hood.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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A thousand years of history at Chester Cathedral

A thousand years of history at Chester Cathedral

Experience the heritage and beauty of Chester Cathedral.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Join the Knights Templar in the original Temple Church

Join the Knights Templar in the original Temple Church

Enter the English headquarters of the Knights Templar in the 13th Century and immerse yourself in its varied history.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Cambridge evensong

Cambridge evensong

The perfect musical accompaniment on a winter evening in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Heritage
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Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Walk up, down and around the inside of this iconic part of London’s skyline.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Visit Lord Byron’s home at Newstead Abbey

Visit Lord Byron’s home at Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey is nestled right in the heart of Nottinghamshire’s countryside, surrounded by sweeping gardens and picturesque parkland.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Step into the City's oldest church, All-Hallows-by-the-Tower

Step into the City's oldest church, All-Hallows-by-the-Tower

Though bombed in the Second World War, All-Hallows-by-the-Tower remains a beautiful Grade I listed building bursting with City history.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Experience life as a pilgrim at Winchester Cathedral

Experience life as a pilgrim at Winchester Cathedral

How does it feel to crawl on your knees up the big stone steps in Winchester Cathedral, just as the pilgrims did on their way to St Swithun’s Shrine?

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Get a bird's-eye view from the roof of Exeter Cathedral

Get a bird's-eye view from the roof of Exeter Cathedral

Climb the narrow staircase up to the lofty heights of Exeter Cathedral's rooftop.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Climb the 332 steps to the top of Salisbury Cathedral tower

Climb the 332 steps to the top of Salisbury Cathedral tower

Be inspired by the peace and beauty of one of Britain’s finest medieval cathedrals.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Walking and hiking
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Revisit a famous murder plot at Canterbury Cathedral

Revisit a famous murder plot at Canterbury Cathedral

Visit the place where one of England’s most infamous murders took place.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places

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