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Magnificent building

Very good shop with information display manned by friendly informative volunteers, well provides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew S
Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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a good visit

this is a site of historical interest, people have travelled here for the well water said to have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stanley C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good shop with information display manned by friendly informative volunteers, well provides a quiet meditative area and well worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a site of historical interest, people have travelled here for the well water said to have healing powers

Thank Stanley C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place for meditation and quiet reflection. My wife and I sat with our cup of 'holy water' near the pool where people are allowed to ritually bathe. It was a deep and refreshing experience and we will return sometime to spend more...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend have been to Holywell for the first time today.The whole experience was totally beautiful and am still in awe on my way home. The staff were all really helpful,the gift shop wasn’t scandalously priced either.There was some travellers there when we...More

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sgjones65, Manager at St. Winefride's Well & Shrine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it really was lovely to meet you both. I am really pleased you had such a wonderful experience on your very first visit. This really means a lot to us. Take care and we will see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was full of disrespectful Irish travellers. The hypocrisy of them. Going to a place of worship, prayer, peace, healing. What we got instead was a bunch of loud, disrespectful, over bearing, louts who left empty coke bottles, carved graffiti into ancient church walls. On...More

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sgjones65, Manager at St. Winefride's Well & Shrine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so so sorry for your experience yesterday. We completely understand your comments and you have every right to comment the way you have. We realised very quickly that a certain group who entered showed a total lack of respect to their surroundings and...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Reverent and well maintained. £1 admission. Museum informative. Some people immersed themselves in the water, which is reported to have healing properties, when we we visited. Opportunity for private prayer available / light a votive candle to St. Winifred. [ Apparently, known as the Lourdes...More

Thank Dickon69
Reviewed 29 June 2018

I am sure if you were a Roman Catholic this place would have more meaning than it did to me. There is not much to see, There were some people "taking the water" which is meant to have healing powers.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

I have written a previous review and thought this might help others who wish this experience. There is a small pool 20 x 5 ft for you to have a dip. Not deep. changing room is small but adequate. It's just off A55 expressway westbound....More

Thank promlass
Reviewed 24 June 2018

A magical place. This ancient holy well was visited by Kings and Queens in the past. It has an extraordinary history and is well worth a visit.

Thank LadyTraveller147
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Our modern buzz word is mindfulness. If peace and a feeling of being at one with nature and the cosmos is your goal;relax for a while at St. Winefride's Well & Shrine. For me the miracle of St. Winefrides is the presence of a feeling...More

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26 June 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Bathing is is not allowed on Sundays. At all. Take your (modest) swimwear with you plus a towel. Flip flops or similar are also a good idea.
3 June 2018|
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Response from bill04kelly | Reviewed this property |
Hi bathing takes place every day except Sunday. The hours are between 1000-1100 and 1430-1530. However bathing times can change so it is best to check before your visit. Enjoy your visit!
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15 April 2018|
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Response from promlass | Reviewed this property |
Answer of course. Disabled parking there but car Park is very small. The rd has fast traffic so take care. there is also a small coffee shop. Enjoy the experience and hope yr husband gets comfort from the visit.