Chisbury Chapel

Chisbury Chapel - General Exterior View
Detail of a window at Chisbury Chapel

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Chisbury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 3JA

Before You Go

This fine 13th century chapel was originally constructed by the lord of Chisbury Manor to assert his high social status. It allowed the household of the manor, as well as local people, to attend services and pay their taxes without having to travel to the parish church at Great Bedwyn.

The building ceased to be used as a consecrated chapel in 1547, and has been used as a barn for the past three centuries. But visitors to Chisbury will be rewarded with a pretty thatched and flint-walled construction, whose original function is still clearly visible today.

Read more about the history of Chisbury Chapel.

Before You Go

How to Find It: Follow the brown signs from the small green in the centre of the village.

Parking: Please park considerately on Chisbury Lane. There is no charge for parking. The chapel can be reached by walking 300 metres on an uphill track.

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Plan a Great Day Out

Shops, cafés and facilities can be found a short drive away in Marlborough.

The nearby ruin of Ludgershall Castle is a picturesque spot for a picnic.

The world-famous stone circle of Avebury is within a half hour drive.


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