There is nothing that evokes a sense of heritage more than the parish churches of Britain. These historic treasures range from fabulous cathedrals, some of the most elaborate and effusive examples of medieval architecture, to isolated country churches, slumbering away the years amid quiet lanes and hedgerows. I love visiting the historic churches of Britain, and I hope that you will, too. Most of the churches in our gazetteer are those I have visited personally. Where possible I have included opening information and directions. Follow the links on this page to find more resources for church tourism and to learn more about historic church architecture and history.
Canons Ashby Priory Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England This 13th century church is all that remains of the 12th century Augustinan priory of Canons Ashby. After the priory was dissolved at the Reformation, the church was owned by the Cope and Dryden families of Canons Ashby House. The interior boasts excellent 18th and 19th century tombs to the Dryden family and 16th century brasses. ... more
National and regional societies, charities, histories, and suggested regional resources
County Church Trusts Many British counties and regions have a trust that cares for historic churches. This can be a great resource for finding interesting historic churches to visit. Here's a current list of county church trusts >>