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Unusual churches in Britain

Discover Britain's unique places of worship

There are thousands of unusual churches in Britain from awe-inspiring cathedrals such as the Metropolitan in Liverpool to small, bewitching churches like Roslyn near Edinburgh. Here's a little taster of the treasures out there.

Greyfriars Kirk – Edinburgh 灰衣修士教堂—爱丁堡

Greyfriars Kirk in Scotland's magnificent capital Edinburgh has a significant place in Scottish history. 那是关于激进的长老派寻求苏格兰独立自主于教会和国家的历程。 There is also a romantic tale of a devoted dog, Greyfriar's Bobby, subject of a new film.

 

Holy Trinity - Long Melford 圣三一大教堂—龙梅尔福特

Long Melford is a busy village which hosts lots of events, including regular antiques and books fairs. Holy Trinity, the town's focus, was built in the 15th century and is one of the great Suffolk wool churches - a real treasure-house of English medieval art.

St Giles' – Wrexham 圣基尔斯—威斯汉姆

This is one of the most important medieval churches in Britain and the largest in Wales. The tower of St Giles is famous as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. 圣基尔斯教堂位于威斯汉姆(Wrexham)。

 

St Mary’s – Fairford 圣玛丽教堂—费尔福特

St Mary's Fairford, in Gloucestershire's astoundingly beautiful Cotswolds region, is a truly outstanding gallery of church art. Its 28 colourful windows comprise England's only complete set of medieval narrative glass - from the inside it is like one great illuminated storybook.

St Mary’s – Whitby 圣玛丽大修道院--惠特比

From its magnificent headland position overlooking the town of Whitby in North Yorkshire, St Mary's Abbey gave Bram Stoker the inspiration to write his world famous book, Dracula. The unusual interior still has its 18th-century three-decker pulpit, complete with an ear trumpet, the relic of a 19th-century vicar's deaf wife!


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