St Asaph Cathedral

St Kentigern built his church here in 560, later leaving it to St Asaph.

About this church

This Gothic cathedral is said to be the smallest in the UK.

It was begun in the 13th century, after the original building was burnt down.

Of particular note are the simple stone pillars with medieval carvings and clerestory windows. The finely carved choir stalls date from 1482. It is the home of the William Morgan Bible, the first Welsh translation.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café in church
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike
  • Church shop or souvenirs

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