Pilgrims and knights on Salisbury Plain - SOLD OUT

17th July 2024
Member: £85.00
Non Member: £95.00

Explore the medieval heritage of Salisbury Plain in this tour of Wiltshire churches.

Please note that this Historic Church Tour is now sold out. If you are interested in joining the waiting list for this tour, please contact the Fundraising team by email, [email protected], or call, 0800 206 1463.

The first visit on this tour will be St Mary's Church, Old Dilton. Dating from the 14th-century this delightful little church lies on a main walking path to the Westbury White Horse. Inside little has changed since the 18th century, crowded with plain bleached box pews, it boasts a three-decker pulpit, two small galleries and a schoolroom.

The second stop will be St Mary's Old Church, Wilton. There are fascinating memorials to the people of Wilton in the remains of this church with a charming 18th-century ceiling which stands surrounded by the romantic ruins of its arcades and tower arch.

The third visit is St Andrew's Church, Rollestone. A compact church, built mainly in the 13th century, of flint and stone chequerwork with the addition of a tiny bell tower in the 19th Century. Inside, it has its original font and the oak benches with Jacobean carved ends come from St Catherine’s, Haydon, Dorset. It was owned by the religious crusading order of the Knights Hospitaller for 350 years.

Travel: Depart Westbury train station at 10:00, returning by 17:00.

Photo credit: Tim Rubidge

Fundraising Team

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