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Things to see and do at Staunton Harold Church

A close-up image of the entrance to Staunton Harold Church in Leicestershire, with an inscription dedicated to Sir Robert Shirley visible above the entrance
The entrance to Staunton Harold Church | © National Trust/Susan Guy

Standing peacefully in rolling countryside, there’s plenty to see at the picturesque Staunton Harold Church. Find out when you can visit and what tours are available.

There are two ways to explore inside Staunton Harold Church, including self-led visits and guided tours.

Self-led visits

Due to staffing problems, the church will no longer be open on Tuesdays until spring 2024. We're sorry for any disappointment this may cause

Step inside Staunton Harold Church and see what you discover on a self-led visit. Explore the church at your own pace, taking in the decorative interiors and gothic style.

From Sunday 16 April – Tuesday 31 October, you can visit the church on a self-led visit every Sunday, Tuesday, and bank holiday (excluding Easter weekend) from 12pm – 3.30pm.

Images shows the altar at Staunton Harold Church in front of a stained glass window.
Explore inside the church | © National Trust/Susan Guy

Guided tours

Explore inside this rare and important church with a volunteer guide. Hear stories of the Shirley Family and find out more about the church’s significance to history and religion during the English Commonwealth era.

Guided tours will re-start from Sunday 2 April – Sunday 29 October, taking place every Sunday morning from 10.30am – 11.30am.

To book your place, please click here.

Group guided tours are also available upon request for a minimum of 10 people. To book a group tour, please give us a ring on 01332863822.


Church services are held on the first and third Sunday of every month from 8.30am.

All are welcome to attend but please give us a ring beforehand to confirm.

A view from across the lake of Staunton Harold Church nestled into the countryside, surrounded by lush trees and lawns

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