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England

Blessed England visitor guide
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Bradford Cathedral

Bradford's beautiful cathedral is a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered with its peaceful setting in tranquil gardens where once battle raged.

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Canterbury Cathedral

The world famous cathedral, housing many stunning features, including a Romanesque crypt, a perpendicular nave and beautiful medieval stained glass windows.

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St Magnus the Martyr, City of London

The original church, founded in the early 12th century, was one of the first buildings to be destroyed by the Great Fire as it stood just 300m (1000ft) from Pudding Lane.

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Exeter Cathedral

One of the finest examples of Gothic architecture anywhere: inside you’ll find a building which has lived through war, political unreset, the Exeter Blitz and much more.

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Gloucester Cathedral

Take in the beautifully restored medieval Lady Chapel and our impressive Norman nave, or journey into the crypt below and the tribune gallery above.

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St Catherine, Ludham

At the heart of the pretty village of Ludham, in the Norfolk Broads National Park, the carved 15th century font includes figures of 'woodwoses'.

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All Saints, High Wycombe

All Saints church is located in the heart of High Wycombe, there has been a church on this site for over 900 years.

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St Peter, Nottingham

St Peter’s (in St Peter’s Square, next to M&S) is an ancient building with several contemporary features, where you will find a remarkable oasis of peace and tranquillity at the heart of Nottingham’s busy life.

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Salisbury Cathedral

This beautiful place welcomed countless visitors for just shy of 800 years, with the best preserved Magna Carta of 1215.

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St Buriana, St Buryan

A friendly, Cornish village, dominated by its huge collegiate church, ‘the Cathedral of the West’ dedicated to a 5th century Irish Saint.

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St Just, St Just in Penwith

A fine building located at the very heart of the town, the most westerly town on the mainland of Britain, about seven miles west of Penzance.

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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey presents a unique pageant of British history.

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Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral is a supreme achievement of art with many distinguished works of artistic merit.

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The Rosary Shrine, Haverstock Hill

London's Rosary Shrine is the main church of the Dominican friars in England, completed in 1883 as a unique testimony in stone and glass to the power of the prayer of the Rosary.

Wales

Sacred Wales visitor guide
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St Aelhaiarn, Guilsfield

When the 16th century clerestory was inserted the ceilings were renewed and raised, with snowflake like painted wooden bosses.

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St Grwst, Llanrwst

The walls of St Grwst have seen over 550 years of rich history and religion and are the home to many a story, legend and myth.

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St Saeran, Llanynys

From centuries old graffiti inscribed upon the door to the magnificently preserved medieval wall painting of St Christopher, our history can be read as you journey around this church.

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St Peter, Ruthin

Tucked away on one side of the old market square of Ruthin, behind a set of marvellous gilded wrought iron gates.

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St Mary, Cyfylliog

‘Fylliog church is an ancient, thoroughly restored in the 20th century, set in a quiet and peaceful location nestled beneath trees beside a flowing river, it is an oasis of calm where the spiritual and divine is easy to feel.

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St Garmon, Llanarmon Yn Ial

A veritable treasure trove of hidden history, from pre-reformation chandeliers, effigies of Welsh Princes, ivory states of St Garmon and so much more to explore, all set within a beautiful village, a place of rest and refreshment.

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Brecon Cathedral

Brecon Cathedral started life in 1093, built by the Normans on the site of an earlier Celtic church.

Northern Ireland

Treasure Ireland visitor guide
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Armagh Cathedral

Many Celtic and medieval carvings are to be seen within the cathedral which is also rich in 18th and 19th century sculpture.

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St Patricks Cathedral, Armagh

Built in various phases, the decorative style was significantly changed in 1982 and the beautiful interior is frequently remarked upon by visitors.

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Clogher Cathedral

According to tradition a monastery and bishopric were founded in Clogher circa 490 by St Macartan on the orders of St Patrick.

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Down Cathedral

Close to where we believe the mortal remains of Saint Patrick lie buried, not merely a tourist attraction but a place of pilgrimage and prayer for all people.

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Grey Abbey

Along with Inch Abbey, Greyabbey is the best example of Cistercian architecture in Ulster and was the daughter house of Holm Cultram in Cumbria.

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Inch Abbey

On the north bank of the Quoile River, Inch Abbey was founded by John de Courcy in atonement for his destruction of Erenagah Abbey.

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St Augustine, Londonderry

St Augustine's church is known as the 'Wee Church on the Walls' and is thought to be the site of a 6th century monastery.

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Nendrum Monastic Site

The best example in Northern Ireland of a pre Norman monastic enclosure, sitting on a tidal island.