Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England

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  • 1. Chester Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Tradition has it that, in Roman, times a church of some sort stood on the site of what is now Chester Cathedral, but records date construction...Read More

  • 2. Hereford Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Built of local red sandstone, Hereford Cathedral is a treasure trove of historical artifacts, including Mappa Mundi, the largest medieval map...Read More

  • 3. Holy Trinity Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This 13th-century church on the banks of the River Avon is the final resting place of William Shakespeare. He was buried here not because he...Read More

  • 4. St. Chad’s Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On a hilltop west of the town center, this church designed by George Steuart, the architect of Attingham Park, is one of England’s most distinctive...Read More

  • 5. Worcester Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    There are few more quintessentially English sights than that of Worcester Cathedral, its towers overlooking the green expanse of the county...Read More

  • 6. All Saints Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    On the west side of High Town, this 13th-century church contains superb canopied choir stalls and misericords, as well as unusual renovations...Read More

  • 7. Birmingham Cathedral

    City Centre | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The early-18th-century Cathedral Church of St. Philip, a few blocks from Victoria Square, contains some lovely plasterwork in its elegant, gilded...Read More

  • 8. Collegiate Church of St. Mary

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Crowded with gilded, carved, and painted tombs, the Beauchamp Chantry within this church is considered one of the finest medieval chapels in...Read More

  • 9. Coventry Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Before World War II, Coventry, like York and Canterbury, was virtually defined by its cathedral. After the war, to raise national morale, the...Read More

  • 10. Great Malvern Priory

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A solidly built, early-Norman, Benedictine abbey restored in the mid-19th century, the priory dominates the steep streets downtown. The fine...Read More

  • 11. Guild Chapel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This historic chapel is the noble centerpiece of Stratford's Guild buildings, including the Guildhall, the Grammar School, and the almshouses...Read More

  • 12. Lichfield Cathedral

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    It’s worth a detour 15 miles northeast of Birmingham to explore the only medieval English cathedral with three spires. The sandstone building...Read More

  • 13. Shrewsbury Abbey

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Now unbecomingly surrounded by busy roads, the abbey was founded in 1083 and later became a powerful Benedictine monastery. The abbey church...Read More

  • 14. Wenlock Priory

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The romantic ruins of this Norman priory, with their elaborate decoration, are set among a topiary garden. The priory was also once home to...Read More

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