St Michael

The church stands above the settlement and beach of Penbryn a popular, National Trust owned, stretch of the coast.

Penbryn, Ceredigion

Opening times

Open everyday.


SA44 6QL

The church is ancient but it seems it is unknown quite how old it certainly dates from the 12th century, or earlier.

It is in a beautiful spot and has excellent views across Cardigan Bay. 

This church occupies an elevated position near the coast and Hoffnant river. Penbryn is Welsh for 'hilltop'. The churchyard’s rounded shape indicates that early Christians established a religious site here.

On the left of the church gate down the hill and after a few yards there is a gate on our left and across the field to another gate into the woodlands or the beach.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Wildlife haven

  • Café within 500m

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Church in Wales

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St Carannog

Llangrannog, Ceredigion

A wonderful Welsh church with a 6th century foundation, and there the village (famed across Wales for its sheltered beach and tasty fish and chips) grew up around the church.

St David

Blaenporth, Ceredigion

Situated on the Pilgrimage trail to St David's Cathedral the present Grade ll listed building was erected in 1865 although there has been a place of worship here since before 1066.