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Historic Wales: From the Neolithic Burial Chambers and Standing Stones to the Castles and ancient Welsh Churches.

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Ancient Welsh Churches and Holy Wells.

"Sermons in Stones" As Shakespeare described the old churches. Please read this introductory page to the Ancient Welsh Churches.

St Dyfnog's Church and Holy Well. Llanrhaeadr, Denbigh, North Wales. The beautiful Church on the 6th Century site of St Dyfnog's, with the 16th Century stained glass Jesse window.

Llandrillo yn Rhos Church. Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Conwy. This ancient Church has an interesting history with links to Ednyfed Fychan, seneschal to Prince Llewellyn the Great.

The Church of Llanaber and St Bodfan. Barmouth , West Wales. Built on the site of the 6th century's St. Bodfan's "llan" the church overlooks Cardigan Bay. The church contains the famous 5-6th century Calixtus stones.

St Digain's Church and 4000 yr old Yew Tree. Llangernyw, Conwy , North Wales. The Church is situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of North Wales, and is famous for the ancient Yew Tree, one of the oldest living things on the planet.

Llangelynin Old Church and Holy Well. near Conwy, North Wales. A lovely old church in a beautiful location. Pictures and location.

St Trillo's Chapel and Holy Well.  Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Conwy. The Holy Well and Chapel of the 6th Century St. Trillo. Pictures.

Llys Euryn. Bryn Euryn, Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Conwy. The site of Ednyfed Fychan's court. King Henry the V11, Henry Tudor traced his ancestry to Ednyfed.

Llanrhos Church A 19th Century Church in a beautiful setting, built on the site of the 6th Century Church of Maelgwn Gwynedd

Neolithic Burial Chambers and Standing Stones of Wales.

Maen y Bardd Neolithic Burial Chamber. Near Rowen, Conwy, North Wales. c.3500 B.C. Pictures and location.

Hendre Waelod Neolithic Burial Chamber. Near Conwy, North Wales. c.3500 B.C. Location and pictures.

Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chambers.  Near Barmouth, West Wales. c.3500 B.C. Location and pictures.

Bron y Foel Isaf Burial Chamber. Near Barmouth, West Wales. c.3500 B.C. Location and pictures.

Bwlch y Ddeufaen Standing Stones. Above Rowen, Conwy, North Wales. c.2000 B.C.

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber Near Betws y Coed, a neolithic burial chamber high above the Conwy Valley

The Castles of Wales:

The Castles of Llywelyn the Great. Castles aither built by Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, (Llywelyn Fawr) or were connected to the history of the Prince of Wales

Conwy Castle, Conwy. King Edward 1's most impressive Castle.Tel: 01492 592358. View a selection of pictures of the castle.

Criccieth Castle Founded by Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, Llywelyn Fawr. Sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Bay of Cardigan

Caernarvon Castle. The setting for the Investiture of HRH Prince Charles as Prince of Wales.
Tel: 01286 677617.
Rhuddlan Castle. Rhuddlan. Guarding the ancient ford of the river Clwyd, this was the strongest of Edward 1's castles in North-East Wales. Tel: 01222 500200

Beaumaris Castle.
Anglesey, The last and largest of the castles built by Edward 1 to contain the Welsh. Tel: (01248 810361)

Harlech Castle.
Set in a beautiful seaside location. The Castle built by Edward 1 was a high point in medieval architecture.  (01766) 780552.

Denbigh Castle and Town walls.
Denbigh is noted for the most complex circuit of town walls and impressive castle gatehouse. Tel: 01745 813979

Dolwyddelan Castle.
Built by Prince Llewelyn the Great it stands on a rocky ridge commanding the Lledr valley. Tel: 01222 500200

Dolbadarn Castle
.Snowdonia, Gwynedd. Built by Llewelyn the Great, this Welsh castle overlooks Llyn Padarn in the Llanberis pass. Tel: (01222) 500200.

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