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Discover the wonder of Somerset's sacred heritage.

Think of Somerset churches and Wells Cathedral, Bath or Glastonbury Abbeys are probably top of your list. But off the beaten track is a delicious chocolate box of villages, all with amazing churches to visit and in which to discover the county's rich and sacred heritage.

Somerset is famous for its tall, square towers, built in three distinct stages and adorned with buttresses and statues. But, don't miss the the local speciality; carved figures known as hunky punks! 

Let us inspire you to visit, whether for a weekend break or a longer holiday.

Start your journey of discovery with the churches below, then esplore our map.


Somerset churches on our map

Wells Cathedral

Perhaps the most beautiful of the great English cathedrals, it was erected between the 12th and 15th centuries and is a significant Somerset landmark.


St John the Baptist, Axbridge

A long flight of steps leading up from the town square gives great presence to this distinguished looking limestone building whose walls are topped with a parapet of intricately pierced stonework.


St Mary the Virgin, Isle Abbotts

Like so many Somerset churches, Isle Abbots has a splendid tower, and this one has some of it's famous ‘hunky punks’ including one that looks to be playing the bagpipes!


St Beuno, Culbone

With its unusual dedication, to a 6th century saint from north Wales, this is often considered to be the smallest church in England, set in a secluded wooded combe.


St Michaels Tower, Glastonbury

Glastonbury Tor has been a site of religious significance for over 1000 years and is known as being one of the most spiritual sites in the country, for Christians and Pagans.


Bath Abbey

The King of all England, King Edgar was crowned on this site in 973, its west front is incredible, with unique ladders of angels.


St Francis, Stawell

Construction started in the 13th century on the site of a chapel which had been controlled by Glastonbury Abbey.


St Christopher, Lympsham

The singing gallery houses an old clock frame, believed to house one of the oldest remaining clocks in England.



Celebrating Somerset as a place to live, work and play all year round.

As one of the larger English counties, Somerset has stunning beaches, green countryside, woodlands, lakes & more, covering a wide range of landscapes & environments.

Supporting churches in the historic county of Somerset.

Getting here

Somerset is extremely well connected with airports at Bristol and Exeter, the M5 motorway, a mainline to London and the A303 that brings you in via Stonehenge. If you make the journey by train or bus, you have the added luxury of being able to sit back and enjoy the views!

Bristol Airport is the third largest regional airport in England and the main airport serving Somerset, situated just 7 miles from the edge of the county.