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Gwydir Uchaf Chapel

Look upwards to lift the spirits.

Llanrwst, Clwyd

Opening times

Daily 10am to 4pm.
To gain access to the chapel which is by appointment please contact the key keeper by telephone. Please allow at least 24 hours notice before your visit.


Tyn Y Coed Gwydyr
LL26 0PN

When the owner of Gwydir Castle wanted his own place of worship he built his own private chapel. The owner in question was Sir Richard Wynn, a member of the influential Wynn family who also built Plas Mawr (‘The Big House’) in Conwy, one of the finest Elizabethan townhouses in Britain.

Begun in 1673, the chapel’s simple stone exterior belies what you find within. It’s a lavish affair blending Gothic and Renaissance styles, with a pulpit embellished by carved figures. But it’s when you gaze upwards that Gwydir’s great glory is revealed: a celestial painted ceiling adorned with angels, doves, cherubs and symbols of the sun, moon and stars.

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Cadw

Contact information

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