The Abbey was founded in the 7th century; St Aldhelm was the second abbot.
Discover the wonder of Wiltshire's sacred heritage.
Wiltshire has been a special place for a long time and our ancient sites stand testament to the ages. There are over 500 churches, including the incredible 13th century Salisbury Cathedral with its soaring spire, the tallest in the UK. Like many parts of the UK, there are plenty of historic churches. These sometime overlooked buildings are often heritage gems in beautiful locations with their stories of the past to tell.
History in Wiltshire is not just ancient, come today and you can walk through time.
Every church has a story to tell.