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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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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Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Yorkshire’s first World Heritage Site and Britain's largest monastic ruin in North Yorkshire.

Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire

Heritage
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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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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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Discover the secrets to Worcester's hidden past

Discover the secrets to Worcester's hidden past

Visit one of the most historic and haunted cities in England and learn about the secrets of the city on a historic walking tour.

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire

Castles and Historic Properties
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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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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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Marvel at the great dome at St Paul's Cathedral

Marvel at the great dome at St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's is one of London’s most recognisable landmarks. Step inside and enjoy the cathedral's awe-inspiring interior.

Location: London, Greater London

Attractions and landmarks
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Step back in time at Worcester Cathedral’s library

Step back in time at Worcester Cathedral’s library

If you love history and you are looking for something extra special then book a private tour around the Cathedral's ancient library.

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire

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

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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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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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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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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Listen to the choirboys at Winchester Cathedral

Listen to the choirboys at Winchester Cathedral

Experience the spine-tingling echoes of the choristers, acclaimed as being one of the best cathedral choirs in Britain, as they sing evensong.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Performing arts
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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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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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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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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 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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