Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

See Churches and Cathedrals on Coach Trips

Many people are interested in old churches and magnificent cathedrals. This may of course be an interest because of religious faith, or it may be simply for the history and architecture of these splendid buildings.

Either way, you may not realise that many, if not all, my Coach Trips have an element of this in them. If you are interested in such buildings, you can explore many of them on the trips.

In the case of the magnificent cathedrals and major churches, I do not normally take people in. On a Guided Walk there is so much to see. But I give an idea of interesting things to be found inside, and you can obviously make a choice as to whether you want to go back for a closer look.

Some of the smaller churches I do take people inside.

In 2006, some of the trips you could go on and see interesting Christian buildings are these.

Sun 28 Jan Bury St. Edmunds. Cathedral whose mediaeval-style tower has been completed in 2005. Ruins of important Abbey, where St. Edmund was buried.

Sat 25 Mar Richmond(Yorkshire). Greyfriars Tower in public gardens, and historic church in cobbled Market Place.

Wed 19 Apr Essex Tour. Magnificent St. Mary the Virgin at Saffron Walden has lovely slender spire. All Saints at Maldon has unique triangular tower.

Sat 13 May Wells (Somerset). Small cathedral city. Cathedral has outstanding West Front.

Sat 27 May Tissington (for the Well Dressing). Also a visit to Bakewell, where All Saints has two Anglo-Saxon crosses in churchyard.

Sun 25 Jun Heart of England Tour. Visiting Old Kenilworth, with Abbey ruins.

Thur 13 Jul Captain Cook Country Tour. Whitby has extensive remains of Abbey, originally founded by St. Hilda, and scene of the Synod of Whitby. Also the extraordinary St. Mary’s on the cliff top.

Sat 29 Jul Ely. Lovely little cathedral city. Outstanding cathedral with wonderful Octagon Tower and national collection of stained glass.

Mon 21 Aug Cirencester. Market town with magnificent St. John’s church, and surviving gateway of the important medieval Abbey.

Sat 30 Sep Thames Valley Tour. Marlow has fine 19th century All Saints church. Windsor Castle includes St. George’s Chapel.

Wed 25 Oct New Forest Tour. Lyndhurst’s parish church has grave of the original Alice of Wonderland fame. Christchurch has outstanding Priory.

Sat 25 Nov Hereford. Another cathedral city. Cathedral houses Mappa Mundi.