Love Thy Neighbour: 8 Welsh churches to rival the famous castle next door..
by Caroline Welch, Church Support Officer Wales
Wales is said to be the castle capital of the world, with more castles per square mile than any other country. But what many people don’t know is that our churches are even older than our castles.
These are places where people witnessed the Norman invasion, where 5th century saints were lured by the landscape, where holy wells sprung up and crowds gathered in awe. They are the final resting place of heroes and poets, places to pause and reflect; a breathing space in a busy city. These are the buildings that have shaped us, that have witnessed all life for millennia. Usually the oldest building in a town or village by centuries, churches are full of stories and can rival any castle for mystery, intrigue and atmosphere.
So once you’ve explored the castle, get away from the crowds and make a beeline for the church.
Here’s our top picks to get you started.