• Ann Griffiths Memorial Chapel, Dolanog
  • Christ Church, Bwlch-y-Cibau
  • St Myllin's Church, Llanfyllin
  • John Hughes Memorial Chapel, Pontrobert
  • St Wddyn's Church, Llanwddyn
  • St Silin's Church, Llansilin
  • St Cedwyn's Church, Llangedwyn
  • Pendref Chapel, Llanfyllin
  • St Dogfan's Church, Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant
  • St Garmon's Church, Llanfechain
  • Seion Chapel, Llanrhaeadr-ym- Mochnant
  • St Tysilio & St Mary Church, Meifod
  • St Melangell's Church, Pennant Melangell
  • Sardis Chapel, Llanwddyn
  • St Ffraid's Church, Llansantffraid

About the area

Discover the essence of Welsh culture and spirituality in 15 churches and chapels across three valleys and quiet villages in this beautiful and unspoilt corner of mid-Wales.

Celtic holy places, ancient shrines, simple early chapels, fine Victorian architecture, traces of conquest, and rich associations with writers and poets, lie within a few miles of one another.

They stand as monuments to faith, art, architecture, the craftsmanship of glass, metalwork, timber and stone, whilst remaining sacred places in the landscape. You can experience the treasures, unique atmosphere and setting of these wonderful buildings by following one of the three trails, or create your own route through the quiet villages and lanes (Link to each trail).

Whichever route you choose, a warm welcome awaits you.

Whatever the length of your visit, you will find plenty of places to stay in this unspoilt corner of mid-Wales. Hotels, guesthouses, and farmhouses offer accommodation along the three valleys. Restaurants, tearooms and pubs are within easy reach of most of the churches and chapels featured on the trail and provide the visitor with a wide range of food and drink. Many are located within villages, which also have a range of friendly shops and local amenities, and the town of Llanfyllin has a popular market every Thursday.

The old mill at Llangedwyn, near to St Cedwyn’s Church, has been transformed in to a craft centre with glasswork, cross-stitch and wood carving studios. Picnic benches by the eighteenth century bridge over the river Tanat offer the visitor a peaceful location to have lunch.

The National Trust Castles at Powis and Chirk lie to the north and south of the trail and provide excellent facilities for tourists. Lake Vyrnwy, with its spectacular stone dam, walks, art and craft centres, and water sports lies at the far west of the trail, close to St Wddyn’s Church and Sardis Chapel. North of the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, along a country lane, visitors will encounter one of the Pistylll Waterfall, designated as one of the seven wonders of Wales. At 240 feet (80 metres) it is the tallest single drop waterfall in the UK.

 

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