the best of britain

view gallery

Southwell Minster

Church St Southwell Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD 01636 812 649

We say

The pretty little town of Southwell, with its charming Georgian houses, is distinguished by its Minster, whose twin towers rise high above their surroundings. The Normans built the Minster in the twelfth century and, although there has been some later tinkering, their design predominates, especially in the dog-tooth decoration around many of the doorways and the bull’s eye windows of the clerestory. Inside, the nave’s Norman stonework ends suddenly at the rood screen with the choir beyond added in the fourteenth century in the Early Gothic style as was the extraordinarily delicate carving in the adjoining Chapter House. The Minster hosts regular organ recitals, musical concerts and art exhibitions.

Have your say

You must be signed in to leave a review, please sign in or register with us to continue.

Sign In

Are you the owner?

If you're the owner of this place you can sign up for a 'Featured Owner' account so that you can add your own text, images and more...

Owner Sign Up

How much?

Free, but donation requested.


  • Café
  • Tours Available

Looking for...

  • Historic

Getting There

Buses stop outside Southwell Minster. Southwell is 14 miles from Nottingham.


Mon–Sat 8am–7pm or dusk; Sun same hours, but restricted access during church services.

In Guides

Know another place like this?