St Nicholas

One of the most unusual features of St Nicholas's church is six huge pairs of painted reindeer antlers hanging in the north chapel.

About this church

For hundreds of years they have been among the props for Abbots Bromley's famous Horn Dance. It takes place each September, and the church is the traditional starting point for the dancers, who travel some 10 miles around the neighbouring villages and farms during the course of the day.

The origins of the church itself may even predate those of the ancient dance: a church here was recorded in 1002 and the list of priests goes back to 1086.

The medieval church, dating from the 12th and 13th centuries, was extensively restored during the 19th century but much older work is still evident. The classical tower was built in 1688 to replace its collapsed predecessor.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

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