Rural Churches

Herefordshire is blessed with many Historic and unusual Churches.

Kilpeck Church is famed for its Norman carvings around the doorway. St Catherines Church in the riverside village of Hoarwithy is noted for its unusual ltalianate design, whilst in the Golden Valley the ancient Church in the small hamlet of St. Margaret's has a splendid wooden rood screen dating back to the late 16th Century that has been described as 'one of the wonders of Herefordshire. St. Mary's Church in the northern village of Dilwyn has a medieval screen and a knight's tomb from the late 13th or early 14th Century.

At the southernmost point of the The Golden Valley lies Dore Abbey, a fine 12th Century Cistercian Monastery with a large, awe-inspiring interior and in the Wye Valley are the ruins of Tintern Abbey a Cistercian Monastry founded in 1131AD. Although it's in fact just over the border in Gwent the ruins of Llanthony Priory a 12th Century Augustinian Monastry is well worth a visit.

Many of Herefordshire's Churches have records of people and events dating back to the Domesday Book (1086AD) and before.