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English snowdrops

Head out on a crisp day to explore frosty landscapes and enjoy beautiful displays. Lots of churchyards have swathes of snowdrops, but some also welcome intrepid spring seekers with open days, tours, hot cups of steaming tea and coffee and yummy cake.

Ordered by county so you can find which is closest to you!
(we will add a map soon)

East of England

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St Andrew, Impington

The churchyard wall was built in 1614; of stones, rubble, chancel tiles and bricks. In spring crisp white snowdrops are framed against the brick.

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St Nicholas, Landwade

We invite you to wrap up warm and enjoy a spring walk through the blankets of snowdrops which cover our magical churchyard.

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St Margaret, Thorpe Market

Visit this award winning conservation churchyard during Snowdrop Sundays, we look forward to again greeting friends, old and new alike!

East Midlands

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All Saints, Babworth

One of the key landmarks in the story of the Mayflower Pilgrims and a wonderful display of spring at ‘the church in the woodland’.

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All Saints, Belton

Explore this lovely 15th century church but linger in the churchyard, there is a veritable carpet of snowdrops to brighten your day.

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St Helen, Brigsley

People are prepared to travel far and wide to see great drifts and carpets, at Brigsley you can delight at seeing swathes of numerous species.

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St Mary, Claxby

Claxby, at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds, has wonderful woodland walks, hill walks and a churchyard full of snowdrops and aconites.

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St Nicholas, Eydon

The medieval village is built of rich local ironstone, a wonderful backdrop to the snowdrops in our churchyard.

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St Helen, Edlington

One of Lincolnshire’s most popular snowdrop festivals, with a carpet of snowdrops, craft exhibitions and light refreshments.

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St Peter, Friesthorpe

This peaceful, rural and quiet parish church looks out over Lincolnshire farmland, enjoy the tranquillity of our snowdrop filled churchyard.

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St Nicholas, Great Coates

The churchyard is a nature conservation area and in addition to the carpet of white snowdrops you can see many wild flowers.

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St Mary, Hainton

The church was remodelled by Capability Brown in 1763, we don't know if he planted the snowdrops!

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All Saints, Kingerby

Surrounded by old hay meadows, the remains of ridge and furrow can be seen. Come in the spring and walk through a carpet of snowdrops.

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St Martin, Kirmond le Mire

A photographer's dream location, in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, see the churchyard blessed and ablaze with these perfect flowers.

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St Margaret, Somerby

Somerby Hall is now a ruin, in February the churchyard becomes a carpet of snowdrops, in a hollow amidst the rolling hills of the Wolds.

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All Saints, Walesby

A place of pilgrimage and popular for ramblers, Walesby is a wonderful place to stop whilst walking in spring to breathe in the snowdrops.

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St Mary, Welton

Seek out the alleged gravestone of the Lincolnshire poacher whilst tiptoeing through the snowdrops!

North East

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St Andrew, Bolam

Snowdrops line the paths within the churchyard of this beautiful Saxon church, a hidden gem nestling in rolling countryside.

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St Andrew, Bothal

Spring is in the air as the snowdrops are out at this wonderful church, step inside for a quiet, sacred space with medieval stained glass.

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St Peter, Bywell

St Peter St Peter's is one of two adjoining rival Saxon churches beautifully positioned in this private village, in the spring the churchyard is covered in bright white snowdrops.

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St Peter, Humshaugh

If you want to see about half a million snowdrops then visit the churchyard, they are wonderful and at their very best at this welcoming church.

North West

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St James the Great, Ince

Legend says that good fairies chose the church site, perhaps they also planted the snowdrops that grace the churchyard!

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Newlands Church

The church is surrounded by the churchyard, filled with lichen covered stone memorials, and in springtime, a carpet of snowdrops and daffodils.

South East

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St Andrew, Alfriston

Standing on high ground beside the thatched 14th century parsonage the churchyard is a swathe of white against surrounding green in spring.

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St Mark, Ampfield

Snowdrops have have acquired many names over the years; Candlemas bells, Fair Maids of February, White Ladies, and Purification flower.

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St Botolph, Swyncombe

Tucked away in countryside on the Chiltern Hills the ancient 11th century church comes alive when a large carpet of snowdrops appears.

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Our Lady, Warnford

Come in the spring to see the glorious display. If you are green fingered, don’t miss the gravestone under a holly tree outside the church door!

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St Mary Magdalene, Whatlington

The churchyard, which is managed for wild flowers, has a display of snowdrops in late winter, followed by daffodils in early spring.

South West

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St Peter, Clyffe Pypard

A must for all church geeks, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner is buried in the churchyard under a blanket of spring snowdrops.

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St Raphael, Huccaby

Surrounded by banks of white, this is Anglican chapel in the country to be dedicated to the Archangel St Raphael.

West Midlands

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St Leonard, Beoley

In an isolated and striking position on the slope, the renowned snowdrop festival weekend offers refreshments and snowdrops for sale.

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St Bartholomew, Tong

A treasure house of alabaster tombs, medieval carving, history and scandal in the church and snowdrop covered churchyard!

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Holy Innocents, Tuck Hill

The church situated in an elevated position with superb views, surrounded by mature beech and chestnut trees, and snowdrops!

Yorkshire & the Humber

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St Mary, Bolton on Swale

Discover a lush corner of Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales, awash with snowdrops in woodland, churchyards and along time honoured walks and trails.

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All Saints, Darfield

In spring snowdrops swathe the memorials to mining disasters and the grave of Ebenezer Elliott, the ‘Corn Law Rhymer’.

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St Mary, Kirk Bramwith

This delightfully tiny church is famed for its Snowdrop Festival, when thousands of visitors to witness the spectacle of the churchyard being covered by a blanket of snowdrops.

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All Saints, Londesborough

When the snowdrops are peeping through and showing little white tips in the churchyard, this historic Yorkshire church is open for Snowdrop Sundays.

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Mount Grace Priory, Northallerton

Mount Grace Priory is stunning, the carpet of white spreads down to the pond and throughout the ruined priory in the grounds, there are over a million bulbs in the grounds.

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St Mary the Virgin, North Stainley

A quiet, prayerful oasis set in a gorgeous churchyard with many headstones dating from the 19th century to the present and snowdrops peeking between them in the spring.

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Fountains Abbey, Ripon

In 1132, 13 monks came here to start a simpler life, they would probably approve of the simple white snowdrops on display each spring.

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St Denys, York

Wander through the snowdrops at St Denys and you could be in a country churchyard. Built on the site of a Roman temple, inside is the earliest stained glass in York.

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