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St Padarn

A medieval church which was a great centre of learning.

Llanbadarn Fawr, Ceredigion

Opening times

Open daily 9am to 5pm all year round.


Heol y Llan
Llanbadarn Fawr
SY23 3QZ

The oldest part of the present building dates from 1246 but there has been a church here since the sixth century. Llanbadarn was a great centre of learning in early medieval Wales, the home of scholars like Sulien and Rhigyfarch.

Inside, the church is full of light, with stained glass by Seddon, Morris and many others. There are some impressive wall monuments in the chancel, and a peal of ten bells.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Fascinating churchyard

  • Famous connections

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • On street parking at church

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Dog friendly

  • Church in Wales

Contact information

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