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Glorious Gloucestershire

Discover the wonder of Gloucestershire's sacred heritage.

In regency spa and market towns, close to stately homes and set in rolling, green landscapes, Gloucestershire's churches truly are glorious. Drool over the wonderful honey tones of Cotswold churches, set in picturesque villages. Explore the Forest of Dean on bike or foot, spotting both architecture and wildlife. Or, quite literally, live the high life in elegant towns like Tewkesbury, where the Abbey has the tallest Norman tower in England.

The cathedral city of the Cotswolds, Gloucester has its roots stretching back to Roman times, boasting over 2,000 years of history. But the cathedral is just one of many fascinating, beautiful and sometimes surprising churches to explore.

Every church has a story to tell.

Gloucestershire churches on our map

Search our map for beautiful churches to visit and wonderful stories to discover across the county.

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Glorious Gloucestershire churches to inspire you!

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Tewkesbury Abbey

Tewkesbury Abbey is a Norman church built on a cathedral scale, glittering down on all this is some of the finest medieval stained glass in England.

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St Mary of the Angels, Brownshill

The chapel is idyllically sited overlooking the Toadmoor Valley, the site is made more poignant by the run of identically sized memorial crosses which mark the graves of Bertha and Katherine and a number of local Catholic priests, monks and laymen and women.

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Gloucester Cathedral

Gloucester Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship continuously for over 1,300 years: our vision is to seek to be 'in tune with heaven and in touch with daily life'.

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St Faith, Farmcote

The body of this beautiful little chapel is Saxon and fairly early Norman, though the round Saxon apse was destroyed in the early 19th century.

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