Churches and religious sites

Wales in general, and Anglesey in particular, is rich in ancient religious sites, not just churches but sacred wells and saints’ dwellings. The Wales Coast path has teamed up with the National Churches Trust to create nine unique walking itineraries There are three each on the Llyn Peninsula, Pembrokeshire and in Ceredigion. They combine invigorating coastal walks on the path which lead you to the doors of some very special spiritual places. Sadly none of their walks are on Anglesey.

However, GeoMon has plenty of its ow walking itineraries, three of which include spiritual places.

Penmon a spectacular headland with the Norman church, medieval priory and dovecot, and the ancient cell occupied by St Seriol and well carved out of the Carboniferous Limestone

St Seriol's well at Penmon   [J Conway]
St Seriol’s well at Penmon [J Conway]

Llanbadrig [just east of Cemaes] a wonderful headland with the cave St Patrick lived in being an eroded block of Gwna limestone within the Melange.

St PAtrick's cave : the saint reputedly took up residence in here having been shipwrecked on the coast nearby.  He then founded the original [wooden] church on the cliffs above.
St Patrick’s cave : the saint reputedly took up residence in here having been shipwrecked on the coast nearby. He then founded the original [wooden] church on the cliffs above. [J Conway]

St Gwenfaen’s well on Rhoscolyn headland, a stone built structure in sandy deposits topping the impervious schistose rocks

St Gwenfaen's well on Rhoscolyn headland
St Gwenfaen’s well on Rhoscolyn headland [J Conway]

The National Churches Trust’s website list many ancient churches on Anglesey

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