St Winefride

According to legend, a well sprang up in the 7th century at the spot where Caradog cut off Winefride's head.

About this church

She came back to life and lived as a nun for two decades. Her well is said to be the oldest continual pilgrimage site in Britain.

The shrine building is a 16th century Perpendicular Gothic building, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The Catholic parish of St Winefride cares for the shrine, relics, and holy well.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Social heritage stories

Visitors information

  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike

Other nearby churches

St David

This Victorian neo Gothic church was originally built as the parish church for the village and was donated to the Catholic church by Viscount Fielding and his wife in 1850 when they converted to Catholicism.

St Paul

More information about this church coming soon.

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