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Lancing College Chapel

Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0RW, Tel: 01273 465949, Email

Magnificent Gothic Chapel set on the South downs founded in 1868 and dedicated in 1911.
Lancing College Chapel is the largest school chapel in the world - the height of the nave is 90ft to the apex of the vault.

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  • Rail station: Shoreham-by-Sea (3 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Disabled access
Christ the Consoler
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Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 5AE, Tel: 0845 4504068

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  • Rail station: Harrogate or York (0 mile)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
Durham Cathedral

Durham, DH1 3EH, Tel: 0191 3864266, Email

Durham Cathedral is thought by many to be the finest example of Norman church architecture in England. It has the tombs of St Cuthbert and The Venerable Bede.

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  • Rail station: Durham Station (1.1 mile)
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access
Arley Chapel
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Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6NA, Tel: 01565 777353, Email

Adjoining Arley Hall is a large private chapel built in 1845 to the design of Anthony Salvin.

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  • Rail station: Northwich (5 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
  • Disabled access
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Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ, Tel: 01926 645 500

Compton Verney’s chapel was designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. It was built between 1776 and 1780 when the grounds were re-landscaped. The Chapel was completely restored in 2016.

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  • Rail station: Leamington Spa or Banbury (9 miles)
  • Parking: free
  • Children welcome
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Down Cathedral

Cathedral Office, English Street, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6AB, Tel: 028 4461 4922, Email

Built as a Benedictine Monastery, major restoration work was carried out in the 18th century, but the Cathedral still contains many original features.


Little Malvern Priory at Little Malvern Court

Little Malvern Court
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Little Malvern, Nr. Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 4JN, Tel: 01684 892988

Little Malvern Priory is a12th century Benedictine Priory located next to Little Malvern Court.

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  • Rail station: Great Malvern (4 miles)
  • Parking: free

Church Of Our Lady & St Ignatius

Church of our Lady

North Chideock, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6LF, Tel: 01308 488348

Built by Charles Weld of Chideock Manor in 1872 in Italian Romanesque style, it is a gem of English Catholicism and the Shrine of the Dorset Martyrs.


Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral

Victoria, London, SW1P 1QW, Tel: 020 7798 9055

Called 'A Series of Surprises' because of its unique architecture, mosaics and marble decorations. Westminster Cathedral was begun in 1895.


Llandaff Cathedral

Llandaff Cathedral
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Cathedral Green, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2LA, Tel: 02920 564554

Llandaff Cathedral stands on one of the oldest Christian sites in Britain. In the sixth century St Dyfrig founded a community close to the ford where the Roman road crossed the river Taff.

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  • Rail station: Cardiff Central (2.5 miles)
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
  • Disabled access

Arundel Cathedral

Arundel Cathedral
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Arundel Cathedral, London Road, ARUNDEL, West Sussex, BN18 9AT, Tel: 01903 882297

Situated in a prominent position in London Road, Arundel, West Sussex, England the cathedral overlooks the ancient town of Arundel on the west bank of the river Arun, where the valley opens out into the coastal plain.


Manchester Cathedral


Manchester Cathedral Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX, Tel: 0161 833 2220

An essential visit in the City sporting a gorgeous interior with the best late medieval woodwork in the north - the quire and the ceiling are splendid and full of life in the carved details.


St. Peters Cathedral at St. Peter's Cathedral


St Peters Square, Falls Road, Belfast, BT12 4BU, Tel: 028 9032 7573

Built in 1866, the tower holds a carillion of 11 bells. Following major restoration it now strikes a fine example of high Victorian gothic decoration.


Saint Columbs Cathedral


London Street, Derry, County Londonderry, BT48 6RQ, Tel: 028 71267313

Built in 1633. Stained glass depicts heroic scenes form the great siege of 1688/89. The keys of the gates which were closed against the Jacobites are displayed in the chapterhouse.


St Swithun's Church, Brookthorpe


Stroud Road, Brookthorpe, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL4 0UJ, Tel: 0207 8410414

A coded inscription recording a King's execution.


Derby Cathedral


Iron Gate, Derby, DE1 3DY, Tel: 01332 341201

With its story going back to the tenth century, fascinating historical monuments and thriving contemporary life, Derby Cathedral offers a unique visitor experience.

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  • Rail station: Derby (0 mile)
  • Parking: with charge
  • Children welcome
  • Free entry
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St Wilfrid's Church, Church Norton


Rectory Lane, Church Norton, Selsey, West Sussex, PO20 9DT, Tel: 0207 8410414

A fascinating mix of old and new


St Mary's Church, Islington


Islington Green, Tilney, King'S Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 4SB, Tel: 0207 8410414

A romantic partial ruin


St Michael's Church, Coston


Church Lane, Coston, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 4DT, Tel: 0207 8410414

A church untouched for 700 years


St Paul's Cathedral


St Paul's Churchyard, London, EC4M 8AD, Tel: 020 7246 8314

Wren's famous cathedral church of the diocese of London incorporating the Crypt, Ambulatory and Whispering Gallery.


Dungiven Priory and O Cahans Tomb


Dungiven, County Londonderry, BT47 4PF, Tel: 028 777 22074

Augustinian priory with a 15th-century tomb of Cooey-na-Gall, an O'Cahan chief, who died in 1385. Free access to priory always. East side of Dungiven (A5) reached on foot down a lane passing a wart well and rag tree.


Church of St John the Baptist


Upper Eldon, Kings Somborne, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6QN, Tel: 0207 8410414

A 19th-century cow shed!


St Andrew's Church, Redbourne


Redbourne, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 4QN, Tel: 0207 8410414

Dramatic stained glass


St George's Church, Edworth


Edworth, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8QX, Tel: 0207 8410414

A serene and secluded Medieval church standing in farmland