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Most Famous & Iconic Churches in the UK

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The UK has always been a significant centre for Christianity, which is evident from its numerous, iconic churches located throughout the country. While on a trip to the UK, you will find an abundance of medieval churches and cathedrals that are worth visiting for their architecture even for the not so religiously inclined.

York MinsterWhile in York, you can always visit York Minster, the most spectacular medieval church famous for its glass-work and stone pieces. The church dates back to the 13th century and is one of the major tourist attractions built on the remains of Emperor Constantine’s Roman home. You ought to take the opportunity to join a free guided tour of the church conducted frequently by volunteer guides.

St. Paul’s CathedralWhile in London, you cannot miss the opportunity to visit the magnificent St. Paul’s Cathedral, an Anglican cathedral established in 604 CE. The cathedral is the most visited by tourists and is famous for its dome that you can climb for breathtaking views of London and the River Thames and Tate Modern from the Whispering Gallery, Stone Gallery and Golden Gallery. There are free multimedia tours available of the cathedral.

Westminster Cathedral Another famous church and one of the city’s prime tourist attractions is Westminster Abbey. The Gothic church is located west of the Palace of Westminster and dates back to the 13th century. There are services held daily at the abbey which is open to the public. Westminster Cathedral is the all-important church of the English and Welsh Roman Catholics used as a parish church since 1903.

Durham CathedralDurham Cathedral, officially the Cathedral Church of Christ, Blessed Mary the Virgin and St Cuthbert of Durham, is one of the most architecturally renowned churches and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cathedral features the relics of St. Cuthbert, St. Oswald and the remains of the Venerable Bede.

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