Three Churches To Visit In The UK

Saint Paul cathedral, London, UK
Saint Paul cathedral, London, UK. Photo by François Genon on Unsplash

The UK is full of amazing historical buildings and sites, and some of the most significant are its churches. Whether they’re situated in the center of London, or out in the middle of the countryside, many of the churches in the UK date back several hundred years and are seriously special places to visit. Here, check out three of the most interesting and beautiful to inspire your visit.

Culbone Church, Somerset

Estimated to be around 1000 years old, this super small but very special church is hidden at the bottom of a wooded valley, just minutes from the sea on the north coast of Somerset. As if the setting wasn’t special enough, inside the small church you will find several artefacts and carvings dating back several hundred years. There is also a ‘leper’s window’, through which food was provided to people with leprosy who were otherwise separated from the rest of society.

St Paul’s Cathedral, London

The original cathedral dated from the medieval period, but was lost in the Great Fire of London in 1666. The structure that stands today was masterminded by the famous architect Christopher Wren, and remains one of the most recognizable landmarks in London. The cathedral hosts music concerts throughout the year, which is a great way to experience the space inside the church, or you can opt for a guided tour to learn more about this cathedral’s history.

Tideswell, Derbyshire

Tideswell is a small village with a huge church, situated in the centre of the stunning Peak District national park. The church dominates its surroundings, as it has done for over 600 years! Inside, there are some stunning examples of stained glass, as well as other artworks to see on the walls.