A remote medieval church overlooking the stunning Conwy Valley
Located on a hilltop, far away from any other settlement, the parish church of St Celynnin stands 900 feet above the village of Henryd. Dating to the last half of the 14th century, the church has been modified over the centuries; additions include a 15th-century nave and a 16th-century roof. Next to the octagonal font is a rood screen (the partition that separates the choir in the chancel from the congregation in the nave), which also dates from the 15th century.
Watch out for the skull (complete with eyes) and three crossed bones on the east wall of the chancel. These human remains were only found as recently as 1993, and have now been conserved. In the churchyard, a holy well dedicated to St Celynnin used to be visited by pilgrims looking for health cures.
- Good Walks Nearby
10.00 am - 5.00 pm Easter to end Sept
Minor roads west from Henryd off B5106 up steep hill
Conwy - 4 miles
Nearest bus stop on B5106 - 3 miles and up steep hill
Walk uphill ¼ mile on footpath from carpark
OS Grid Reference Number: SH 751737
OS Landranger map sheet: 115
- 01492 650250
- St Celynnin's Church, Llangelynnin, LL32 8LJ