The Castles , Cathedrals and Stately Homes of the United Kingdom punctuate the landscape reflecting the lifestyles of kings and noblemen of the past. Many of these buildings are open to the public. If we list an inn close by, we add a ‘Visit Britain’ symbol.
Abbeys, Cathedrals & Minsters
Stunning Architecture These are a small selection of abbeys, cathedrals and minsters we’ve been lucky enough to visit whilst roaming the country rooting out good quality inns. There are many more to visit and many pubs to visit in the vicinity. An abbey is a type of monastery used by members of a religious order under the governance of an abbot or abbess. A cathedral is a church that contains the cathedra (Latin for '"seat"') of a bishop, thus serving as the central church of a diocese, conference, or episcopate. Minster is an honorific title given to particular churches in England. The term minster is first found in royal foundation charters of the 7th century, although it corresponds to the Latin monasterium or monastery. Other favourites Whitby Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey, both in North Yorkshire, Lindesfarne Priory in Northumberland and the 1066 Battle of Hastings Abbey.