One of the most highly acclaimed English architects in history. Bill Bryson and Joanna Lumley, have chosen their favourites from 11 Wren churches for English Tourism Week.
In the 19th century pre-Raphaelite artsist and architects added some of the most remarkable adornments to our nation’s churches. They include stained glass, tapestry, carpets and other beautiful decorations.
It's astounding how many elements of our earliest buildings survive, all these churches date from pre AD800 and are places where you can truly touch the past.
The many and varied women who fought for suffrage, the suffragists and suffragettes, were social reformers in many areas, and many churches are rightly proud of their links to the women who have made such a difference to our society.
Twelve churches, representing the original member states of the EU in 1993, 25 years ago, and the members of the EEC, created 45 years ago.
The Tyne Valley is known for its fine concentration of early churches, many built with stones recycled from the wall.
What better excuse for a slice of cake than being able to enjoy some of Britain's most beautiful and historic buildings at the same time?
He’s travelled from one end of time to the other and visited countless alien worlds along the way, none more so than our own fair planet Earth.
Everybody loves Bill Bryson, here he chooses 14 of his favourite churches, including Durham Cathedral, The Italian Chapel in Orkney and London’s St Martin’s in the Fields.
Lots of churchyards have snowdrops, some also welcome snowdrop seekers with open days, tours, hot cups of steaming tea and coffee and yummy cake.