Churches to visit on a cycling holiday


English country #churches are amazing… fabulous architecture & full of local history, legends and spooky tombs. The best way to visit is on a #bike, during your #cyclingholiday, it means you get to see how diverse they are…here are a couple of examples


This is St Bartholomew’s church in Richards Castle near Ludlow.  Its no longer used by the community (the main church is a Victorian church built about a mile away) & you can visit this on any of our Black and White villages cycling holidays.  It stands high on a hill next to a ruined castle.  It has a separate fortified bell tower and a stark, but beautiful interior.  The original box pews for the villagers & local gentry are still in place, and huge wooden screws hold up the walls and there is a Knights Templar chapel.  You can see that in medieval times this was the centre of a thriving community; in fact at one point Richards Castle was a bigger community than nearby Ludlow.  There are fabulous views, & with the castle it makes a good stop to catch your breath on your cycling holiday.

At the other extreme St Mary’s Priory Church in Abergavenny, is very much in use by the community , in the centre of the town.  It was built in 1067 on the site of Romano/British and Celtic site of worship.  There are some amazing tombs and best of all a unique and huge 15th century carving of Jesse (the father of King David).  carved from one piece of oak.   You can visit this on our Lon Las Cymru cycling holiday.






About Wheely Wonderful Cycling

I organise cycling & walking holidays from our farm on the Shropshire/ Herefordshire borders. I love anything to do with cycling - and this area is the perfect place to cycle - quiet lanes, fantastic scenery, lots of history & great food. My blog aims to keep you up to date with the best places to cycle & walk in the area, and all the wonderful things to see & do whilst you are exploring by bike or foot.
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