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Llandudwen Church

This stunning ancient church, founded in the 5th century as a pilgrimage site to St Tudwen, is a place of solitude and spiritual refuge and is open all year round.

Llandudwen, Gwynedd

Opening times

All year round (but the door can be a bit stiff).


LL53 8SR

Llandudwen Church is one of the most ancient churches in Wales.

Founded in the 5th century, it was built over the grave of St Tudwen, a great aunt of St David, who, fleeing from persecution, settled in this stunning location to teach people about God and his love. Originally built in the form of the cross and rebuilt in the 16th and 17th centuries, the church is now T shaped.

The church's ancient features include a font, a piece of local granite said to be a thousand years old; and a 'Stone of Testimony' said to be the location that local Druids used to settle village disputes, later used as a mounting block when people attended church on horseback. Originally close to a small village of thatched cottages, the church is now surrounded by sweeping meadows.

The church is always open (though the door can be a bit stiff!) and services are held regularly there, as well as being a place of solitude and spiritual refuge all year round.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • National heritage here

  • Social heritage stories

  • Wildlife haven

  • Car park at church

  • Dog friendly

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Church in Wales

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