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St Nicholas

One of the most unusual features of St Nicholas's church is six huge pairs of painted reindeer antlers hanging in the north chapel.

Abbot's Bromley, Staffordshire

Opening times

Open daily, dawn to dusk.


Church Lane
Abbot's Bromley
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For hundreds of years they have been among the props for Abbots Bromley's famous Horn Dance. It takes place each September, and the church is the traditional starting point for the dancers, who travel some 10 miles around the neighbouring villages and farms during the course of the day.

The origins of the church itself may even predate those of the ancient dance: a church here was recorded in 1002 and the list of priests goes back to 1086.

The medieval church, dating from the 12th and 13th centuries, was extensively restored during the 19th century but much older work is still evident. The classical tower was built in 1688 to replace its collapsed predecessor.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Church of England

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