Trail No.
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St Melangell's Church, Pennant Melangell

St Melangell’s Church has been a place of pilgrimage for over a thousand years.

According to legend, Melangell was given the Pennant valley as a place of sanctuary by Prince Brochwel Ysgithrog in the c7th after the hare he was hunting took refuge under her skirts.

The valley became a sacred site and a shrine was built to St Melangell.

The shrine dates from the c12th and is the only saint’s shrine of the Romanesque period to have survived in Britain.

Directions

Nearest village Llangynog on the B4391. Pennant Melangell - toilets and drinks in nearby Melangell Centre. Parking, shop and exhibition at church.

 

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