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Cathedrals and Abbeys Builth Wells

Included below are Cathedrals and abbeys, such as Hereford Cathedral in Builth Wells. Our selection of world famous Cathedrals and abbeys offer a variety of architectural styles attracting and admired by visitors from all over the world.

Hereford Cathedral

Hereford Cathedral, 5 College Cloisters, Hereford, Herefordshire

5 College Cloisters, Cathedral Close, Hereford 30.0 miles away


There has been a place of worship on the site of Hereford Cathedral since the eighth century so its little surprise that this soaring Romanesque cathedral is soaked in history and a fascinating place to visit. Built in the early 12th century, the... more

Worcester Cathedral

Worcester Cathedral, Chapter Office, Worcester, Worcestershire

Chapter Office, 8 College Yard, Worcester 50.3 miles away


Worcester Cathedral has been a place of worship for fourteen centuries. It is believed to be England´s loveliest cathedral with an ancient crypt, medieval cloisters and Royal tombs.... more

Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey, Abbey Office, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Abbey Office, The Visitor Centre, Church Street, Tewkesbury 53.9 miles away


You really shouldn’t go to picture-pretty Tewkesbury without a little stroll around the 12th century abbey. Tewkesbury Abbey has lots of things to boast about (it has the highest Norman tower in the country, its Romanesque beauty much praised by... more

Wells Cathedral

Wells Cathedral, Cathedral Offices Chain Gate, Wells, Somerset

Cathedral Offices Chain Gate, Cathedral Green, Wells 72.3 miles away


Wells Cathedral began as a holy place, taking its name from the springs in what are now the Bishop´s Palace grounds. The first church was built near the wells in 705 and the present Cathedral building was begun in 1180. It is one of the most... more

Glastonbury Abbey

Glastonbury Abbey, Abbey Gatehouse, Glastonbury, Somerset

Abbey Gatehouse, Magdelene Street, Glastonbury 75.0 miles away


The beautiful ruins of Glastonbury Abbey attracts visitors from all over the world, join them and step through time with our wide range of events. From March to October, immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of medieval living, when the... more

Chester Cathedral

Chester Cathedral, Chester Cathedral Office, Chester, Cheshire

Chester Cathedral Office, 12 Abbey Square, Chester 75.4 miles away


Originally built as a monastery founded in 1092, Chester Cathedral was reconstuted as a Cathedral in 1541. The building has a rich and fascinating heritage and a visit here opens a window onto a rich and varied story of monks, kings and craftsmen. ... more

Coventry Cathedral

Coventry Cathedral, 1 Hill Top, Coventry, West Midlands

1 Hill Top, Coventry 82.5 miles away


On a November night in 1940, Coventry Cathderal, along with many other homes, shops and public buildings in the city blazed through the night and became nothing but ruins following the evening’s Luftwaffe raid. The decision was made the very next day... more

Liverpool Cathedral

Liverpool Cathedral, St James Mount, Liverpool, Merseyside

St James Mount, Liverpool 88.3 miles away


An iconic building easily recognizable across the famous city skyline, the Liverpool Cathedral site has undergone a transformation in the past decade or two. Back in the early eighties the environment around the largest cathedral in Britain had... more

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter, Devon

1 The Cloisters, Exeter 98.6 miles away


Exeter Cathedral welcomes anyone to participate in their religious services. Guided tours operate when services are not taking place.... more

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral, 33 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire

33 The Close, Salisbury 101.1 miles away


Salisbury Cathedral: Be inspired by the peace and beauty of one of Britain´s finest medieval cathedrals, Salisbury offers a warm welcome to all who visit. Set within eight acres of lawn and surrounded by historic buildings and museums within the... more

Buckfast Abbey

Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon

Buckfastleigh 115.4 miles away


Described by many visitors as a really serene and peaceful place to visit, Buckfast Abbey on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon has undergone renovations and now has a lovely golden glow to the brickwork. This is home to a Roman Catholic community of... more

Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral, Cathedral Office, Winchester, Hampshire

Cathedral Office, 9 The Close, Winchester 116.2 miles away


Winchester Cathedral offers a wealth of beauty, from its outstanding architecture to the deep emotions stirred by its choral music – a wonderful heritage that belongs to us all. For over a thousand years, people have come to seek inspiration in this... more

Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford, Surrey

Stag Hill, Guildford 134.7 miles away


From its commanding hilltop position, Guildford Cathedral is an imposing landmark. It is one of England's youngest cathedrals and was designed by Sir Edward Maufe. Beneath the golden angel which tops the tower is a graceful interior of elegance,... more

Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Minster Yard, Lincoln 142.9 miles away


You’ll see Lincoln Cathedral from 25 miles away as you approach this gorgeous historic little city and the closer you get, the more impressive it becomes. Looming over the flatlands of the county, this is possibly one of the finest examples of gothic... more

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester, West Sussex

Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester 143.5 miles away


Despite the fact that Chichester Cathedral has been a centre of worship for almost 1000 years, it is for its modern art than many know this iconic building and hub of Christianity for the region. This was the idea of bishop George Bell back at the... more

Westminster Cathedral

Westminster Cathedral, Ambrosden Avenue, London, London

Ambrosden Avenue, London 145.6 miles away


Westminster Cathedral is one London's best kept secrets. Its stunning Byzantine architecture sets it apart from other London landmarks. The Cathedral is world renowned for its wonderful music and choir. Visitors will find this a very special place to... more

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey, The Chapter Office, London, London

The Chapter Office, 20 Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, London 146.0 miles away


Westminster Abbey, an architectural masterpiece of the 13th-16th centuries. A place of daily worship and burial place of Kings, statesmen, poets, scientists, warriors and musicians. Westminster Abbey is a `Royal Peculiar´ under the jurisdiction of a... more

St Paul´s Cathedral

St Paul´s Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London, London

St Paul's Churchyard, London 146.8 miles away


St Paul´s Cathedral: There has never been a better time to visit St Paul´s. With the completion of the £40 million restoration project, visitors can now enjoy Wren’s original vision and see the cathedral as fresh as the day it was completed. The... more

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Fountains, Ripon, North Yorkshire

Fountains, Ripon 156.8 miles away


Fountains Abbey with Studley Royal Water Garden, located four miles west of Ripon in North Yorkshire, is of outstanding historic and aesthetic importance. No other site in Europe contains such a rich variety of historic monuments set in such a... more

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt, York Minster, York, North Yorkshire

York Minster, Deangate, York 159.5 miles away


The glorious York Minster towers over this extraordinarily pretty UK city and is a must-visit when touring York. The minster is the chief church of the Church of England and the present building is the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.... more

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey, Rievaulx, Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Rievaulx, Helmsley 175.2 miles away


Founded in 1132, Rievaulx Abbey was the first Cistercian abbey in the north of England. The collection includes medieval floor tiles, stone sculpture, late medieval cutlery and other finds from the abbey.... more

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield

1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield, High Street, Battle, East Sussex

High Street, Battle 185.7 miles away


Even the most hopeless history student (me) has heard of the Battle of Hastings, 1066 and all that but I don’t think there can be a better way of bringing to life this historic moment in English heritage than to actually visit the site where it all... more

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral, The Chapter Office, Durham

The Chapter Office, The College, Durham 197.3 miles away


Durham Cathedral has iconic status throughout the north-east of England, and deserves its reputation as being amongst the finest examples of Norman architecture remaining in Europe. Though a historic attraction, the Cathedral has never stopped... more

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire

Abbey Lane, Whitby 200.5 miles away


When the Russian schooner The Demeter ran aground in Whitby harbour in 1885, everyone on board was mysteriously dead. The lone survivor, a demonic black dog, bounded from the vessel and up the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey. The dog was a classic form... more

Norwich Cathedral

Norwich Cathedral, 12 The Close, Norwich, Norfolk

12 The Close, Norwich 202.4 miles away


Completed in the early 1100s, Norwich Cathedral was one of the largest major churches in Europe and startlingly, much of it is still intact today. This amazing Romanesque cross-shaped building, with its four arms and central tower, still has its... more

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral, Castle Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City

Castle Street, Glasgow 259.2 miles away


The architecture and history of Britain’s cathedrals tell an amazing story about our country’s heritage and the stunning Glasgow Cathedral is no exception. The first stone-built cathedral on this site was dedicated in 1136 and the present building... more

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