Penmon Priory

Llangoed, United Kingdom

Penmon’s history stretches back to the 6th century, when a monastery was established here by St Seiriol. The holy well (with reputed healing properties) that bears his name is thought to be associated with this period, though the ‘cell’ that houses it is a much later construction. The remains of the priory that stand today largely date from the 13th century, when it became part of the Augustinian order.

Inside the church, which still serves the parish today, stands an impressive cross. Dating from the 10th century, its shaft is carved with intricate patterns of frets and plaits.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in United Kingdom

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Pete H (12 months ago)
A wonderful find if you like churches and history. Beautifully cared for, with bright stained glass, an open and welcoming feel and a very long history. TOP TIP: Park up the road and walk to avoid the exorbitant £3.50 charge that the omnipresent attendants ask.
Kevin Mc (There and Back Again.) (14 months ago)
Beautiful old church with a well dating back to the 6th century on the toll road to penmon Point.
Andrea Speak (17 months ago)
Had a look around while visiting Penmon Point lighthouse and bay. For the entry price you get to stay all day and walk on the pebbly beach, walk the footpaths through the gorse and then look around all the ancient buildings such as the dovecote, the well and the church. There is a lovely cafe with log fire on the beach where you can get yourself a nice hot breakfast. It's a lovely place to visit.
Dafyn Jones (23 months ago)
At this time of year, an incredibly peaceful and spiritual place, even if you have no particular faith. The medieval priory buildings, church and the dovecote are a reminder of monastic life. The only niggle, is the access to see the 10th Century crosses which are quite poorly lit and the perspex door is quite opaque
Stuart Fairbank (2 years ago)
A nice little stop off on the way to Penmon Lighthouse. Church, Well and Dove Cote. Pay car park next to church, charge also covers toll road fee to lighthouse and beach.
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