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Tower of LondonTower of London
London, England, UK

Begun around 1078 by William the Conqueror and expanded in the 13th century, the Tower of London is a formidable castle on the banks of the River Thames.

Church of St GilesChurch of St Giles
Oxford, England, UK

This 12th-century parish church just north of Oxford's city center was consecrated by St. Hugh of Lincoln.

Windsor CastleWindsor Castle
Windsor, England, UK

Originally built by William the Conqueror, this is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the official residence of the Queen.

Avebury ChurchAvebury Church
Avebury, England, UK

Located just outside the famous stone circle, St James Church is the parish church of Avebury village. Primarily 12th-century Norman, it also has some surviving Saxon features.

Tewkesbury AbbeyTewkesbury Abbey
Tewkesbury, England, UK

Built in the early 12th century, this abbey church boasts the largest Norman tower in Europe. Its interior is a breathtaking combination of stout Norman pillars and Decorated Gothic vaulting with gilded bosses.

The Church of St MaryThe Church of St Mary
Deerhurst, England, UK

This church near Gloucester is a mix of English architectural styles from Saxon to Tudor. Notable features include a Saxon spiral-carved font, Saxon sculptures and medieval stained glass.

Kilpeck ChurchKilpeck Church
Kilpeck, England, UK

This little red church in Herefordshire is home to one of the finest collections of Romanesque sculpture in England. Completed around 1140, it has survived remarkably unaltered to the present day.

Lincoln CathedralLincoln Cathedral
Lincoln, England, UK

Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most impressive cathedrals in England, with a cliff-like facade and tall towers that can be seen from miles away.

St Michael's Church Castle FromeSt Michael's Church Castle Frome
Castle Frome, England, UK

This lovely little Norman church in rural Herefordshire has many interesting features but is especially known for its magnificent baptismal font, which was carved with fascinating figures around 1170.

Church of St NicholasChurch of St Nicholas
Oddington, England, UK

St Nicholas' Church in Oddington is a village parish church with a magical woodland setting and an entire wall of medieval wall paintings. Located just a few miles east of Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds, it is open daily.

Altamura CathedralAltamura Cathedral
Altamura, Italy

This interesting Romanesque-Gothic cathedral has the most intricately carved portal in Puglia, with fascinating miniature sculptures of the 14th and 15th centuries.

St MarySt Mary
Iffley, England, UK

Built around 1170 and exceptionally well preserved, Iffley Church is one of the finest examples of Romanesque architecture in England. The west and south door are richly carved with zigzag decorations, beakheads and figurative reliefs.