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Top 10 Recommended Churches in South West England


Churches in South West England
If churches, or historical buildings, are of interest then visit South West England for Bradford on Avon St Laurence Church alone. Dating from around 700AD, this Saxon church is tiny and remarkable. In the region, we'd also highlight The Doom Painting in Salisbury St Thomas Beckett Church and the Gothic carving on Tiverton St Peter's Church. Browse our 'Top 10 Recommended Churches in South West England' list for inspiration. In addition, look at our other 'Top 10' lists for further ideas. We'd suggest you search 'South West churches', too. By James Penman.

Bradford on Avon St Laurence Church

A Saxon church in the heart of a pretty Cotswolds town. One of our favourite buildings in the UK. Sublime.

Cirencester St John the Baptist Church

The 'Cathedral of the Cotswolds'. Mighty impressive architecture. Afterwards, explore Corinium Museum and walk the grounds of Cirencester Roman Amphitheatre.

Salisbury St Thomas Beckett Church

For its remarkable Doom Painting. Once you've explored the church, head for Salisbury Cathedral.

Lydiard Tregoze St Mary's Church

Included in our list for its medieval wall paintings and 'Golden Cavalier'.

Widecombe St Pancras Church, Devon

We include this church for its location. Surrounded by the moors of Dartmoor National Park, it's a joy to visit.

Bristol St Mary Redcliffe Church

'The fairest, goodliest and most famous parish church in England.' Queen Elizabeth I reputedly said that. In the centre of Bristol City.

Sherborne Abbey Church

Impressive Dorset church with Saxon and Norman remains. Walk the town, it's a delightful place.

Tiverton St Peter's Church, Devon

For the stunning carving on its south side. We bumped into the church on one of our research trips and were bowled over by the craftsmanship.

Buckfast Abbey, Devon

On the eastern fringe of Dartmoor National Park. An impressive building with a fascinating story.

Northleach St Peter and Paul Church, The Cotswolds

A large Cotswolds church funded by wealth generated from the medieval wool industry.