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St.Mary's Church (Capel-y-ffin)

Vale of Ewyas, Abergavenny NP7, Wales
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A remote and peaceful spiritual location

Well worth a visit, preferably on foot by descending from the Offa's Dyke ridge. This really has an... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David H
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Bristol, United Kingdom
A little gem.

A beautiful, simple, tiny church which oozes country tranquility. Definitely worth a visit. One... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
mrshousemouse2015
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 weeks ago
“A remote and peaceful spiritual location”
17 Jan 2018
“A little gem.”
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Vale of Ewyas, Abergavenny NP7, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, preferably on foot by descending from the Offa's Dyke ridge. This really has an end of the world feeling. The tiny chapel is a quiet "thin place" to sit and contemplate life. Look out for the Robert "mouseman" Thompson font lid,...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

A beautiful, simple, tiny church which oozes country tranquility. Definitely worth a visit. One for the bucket list!

Thank mrshousemouse2015
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

A fascinating little church (it really is very small) well worth seeing - I have visited several times but tend also visit Llantony Abbey which is a short distance further up the same valley complete with refreshments.

Thank ian j
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Having seen this on TV and with it being a short distance from my home I decided a visit was in order. I live in an area with lots of narrow roads but these were really tricky to manoeuvre, especially with so many high hedges....More

Thank Carolyn S
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Kilvert mentioned this Church in his book, how "Owl like",he was quite right it is so beautiful and peaceful from a different time. Sadly the village is in a terrible state needs a good tidy up as after traveling all the way to this village...More

1  Thank appleton66
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

When I went there the church did not allow people inside. Albeit I went on a wet and windy day. There is a nice part with a cross and an old gate.

Thank Freezingwater2016
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

Tiny, tiny Church nestling amongst massive centuries old Yew trees. The whole ambience was of calm and quiet holiness. People still worship here twice a month adding to the numbers who have prayed here for many hundreds of years. The teddy bears were extremely well...More

3  Thank peter b
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Reviewed 28 December 2015

Been visiting this beautiful little church for decades, situated in a lovely valley, the churchyard is populated by interesting gravestones and numerous yew trees. Step inside, look around, breathe in the atmosphere and as you do read the inscription on the main window. I have...More

1  Thank baldred
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

Small piece of heaven. Well worth the trek down a single track road. Amazing windows. Its open every day and in beautiful surroundings

1  Thank ultranuttymum
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Reviewed 25 September 2015

If you are walking this way or in the Black Mountains above (or driving by) make the effort to visit this small whitewashed Chapel and take the opportunity to rest awhile. You will enjoy tranquillity and respite amongst some of the finest scenery you will...More

Thank Mick B
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