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Wonderfully peaceful pilgrimage church at the head of the scenic Tanat Valley. Nice walk to the... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Colin C
I hidden gem well worth visiting!

We were lucky enough to be staying at a working farm close by, what an absolute hidden gem and a... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2017
J0rdan2004
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Off the B4391, Llangynog SY10, Wales
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Wonderfully peaceful pilgrimage church at the head of the scenic Tanat Valley. Nice walk to the waterfall.

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Pennant Melangell has been a place of Christian pilgrimage for something approaching fifteen hundred years and there are parts of the existing building nearly a thousand years old. The legend from the 6th century is that a local prince was out hunting, and his party...More

Thank DynSaesneg
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were lucky enough to be staying at a working farm close by, what an absolute hidden gem and a fantastic historical church which has been updated with photo's and clearly well looked after, it was great to find it open and a place where...More

1  Thank J0rdan2004
Reviewed 30 September 2017

A truly amazing place to visit.The atmosphere,the history and the setting is truly beautiful I would highly recommend anyone to visit.I would how ever recommend to walk instead of going in the car as the road is very narrow and the walk though over 2...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Lovely walk to the church from llangynog about 1.5 miles great scenery to behold...then you come across this beautiful place just before the secret waterfall...proper Welsh village church well looked after still in use...the locals obviously are passionate to keep it open...a great history in...More

Thank Ally B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Delightful remote hamlet and very interesting historical church. Had a steer from Les Symonds, who turns wood in a shop in Bala, and so struck by his turned wooden chalices we wanted to see the place that had inspired his first one - St Melangell's....More

Thank Herbie-Green
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Not many churches are left open nowadays and it is great to find one that is open for people to Visit and also so well cared for. There is a definite energy in the place which is powerful to heal and the surrounding area is...More

1  Thank RAW1966
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This tranquil location at the head of the Penant valley. Take time to take in the beauty the surroundings deep set in history.

1  Thank BigDaveTipton
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I've been on a pilgrimage to this site a few times now and each time it's simply stunning. The scenery is gorgeous and striking, as is the church itself. The vicar is welcoming and knowledgable about the history of the church. The shrine is worth...More

1  Thank Ana D
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Beautiful church and grounds, even in the very wet Welsh weather. We were blown away by the simplicity of it all.

1  Thank Elaine R
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