St. Winefride's Well & Shrine

St. Winefride's Well & Shrine

St. Winefride's Well & Shrine
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • Matthew P
    London, United Kingdom5,269 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden gem
    A magnificent shrine dedicated to St Winifred, nicely laid out with load of carvings. You can if you fancy take a dip in the water in the pool, we declined as it looked a tad fresh in the spring water. There is also inside the shrine a dipping pool for you, obviously used for people wanting help and to be cured.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 6 August 2023
  • Lynn H
    Walsall, United Kingdom18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Shrine
    At only 1 pound to go into this beautiful shrine and well, it would be rude not to. It was very busy with a lot of Irish visitors in their Sunday best but still calming. The bathing had just closed but still got a cheeky toe into the water. It's a shrine, so you expect it to be calm and lovely, and it was. A gift shop there too. Well, it's worth a visit if you're in holywell
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Xrci/jules
    Dartford, United Kingdom212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very surreal and moving
    This is a very our and out religious place. It’s meant to be the Lourdes of north wales. It was a beautiful natural spring and for many holds the key to health. I’m not a great believer in miracles but if it gave someone hope then that’s ok with me. The shrine is beautiful and it’s a very emotional place I lit a candle in remembrance of my mum that was a nice bit of the shrine that I was happy with. A genuinely lovely places and if you choose to bathe in the water from the wells natural spring there are also changing rooms available. A very holy place that brings comfort to many
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 August 2023
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Jenn Cara
Birkenhead, UK85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
As soon as we entered the main building we were greeted by staff who really looked like they didn't want to be there. Some other people went through and were quickly shouted at for not paying even though it wasn't clear that you had to pay. There was a 'museum' which were strict about not taking photos and the atmosphere was really uncomfortable.

We walked down to the chapel and well, we were there for a whole ten minutes, not much to see or do, there were kids running around everywhere in their underwear, there were signs everywhere not to touch, take photos or do pretty much anything.

Not worth having to pay to see imo.
Written 12 May 2024
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Bramble F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
An absolutely stunning and beautiful place, full of history. Extremely cheap entrance fee, definitely worth a visit or two! <3 x
The staff were very knowledgeable x
Written 29 April 2024
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jeremy_hartigan
Chester, UK1,061 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Shirley , Evie and Myself spent a spiritual hour plus at this magical place today

Beautiful and touching this will be a regular place for us to visit

Situated adjacent to a church the spring is accessible to cleans your soul on request

We could have sat in quiet contemplation for hours as the atmosphere and spiritual sense is hard to explain

Beautiful we will definitely return
Written 14 April 2024
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Fiona M
Wallingford, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Shrine was beautiful. A holy and magical place to visit. I had a dip which was a unique experience, but sadly my knee was not cured.
Written 17 March 2024
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Liz M
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Disappointed. Whole experience was underwhelming. Websites - both for the place and clicking through the Cadw website either had no visiting hours, or confusing information (March/April, but closed Christmas)? We just had to turn up (January). There is something wrong with the water, and it looked like a muddy puddle. Admission was twice the price as stated on the website, reception was curt when I mentioned it, and there was no warning until you paid that the usually clear "miraculous" waters are dirty and now chlorinated. They had ripped the top off the little hand pump well on the side for drinking water and installed plastic switch next to it to press for filtered water. Hmm. Previous visits also allowed you to buy a big 6 Oz bottle for £2 but now you get a bottle for a thimbleful of water at that price. My Catholic family got none from me today.
Written 6 January 2024
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Xrci/jules
Dartford, UK212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a very our and out religious place. It’s meant to be the Lourdes of north wales. It was a beautiful natural spring and for many holds the key to health. I’m not a great believer in miracles but if it gave someone hope then that’s ok with me. The shrine is beautiful and it’s a very emotional place I lit a candle in remembrance of my mum that was a nice bit of the shrine that I was happy with. A genuinely lovely places and if you choose to bathe in the water from the wells natural spring there are also changing rooms available. A very holy place that brings comfort to many
Written 29 August 2023
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Lynn H
Walsall, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
At only 1 pound to go into this beautiful shrine and well, it would be rude not to. It was very busy with a lot of Irish visitors in their Sunday best but still calming. The bathing had just closed but still got a cheeky toe into the water. It's a shrine, so you expect it to be calm and lovely, and it was. A gift shop there too. Well, it's worth a visit if you're in holywell
Written 14 August 2023
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Matthew P
London, UK5,269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
A magnificent shrine dedicated to St Winifred, nicely laid out with load of carvings. You can if you fancy take a dip in the water in the pool, we declined as it looked a tad fresh in the spring water. There is also inside the shrine a dipping pool for you, obviously used for people wanting help and to be cured.
Written 6 August 2023
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Jane B
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A very special place. Grateful for the sunshine on a bit of a grey day. Very well kept and staff very welcoming.
Written 5 August 2023
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Sue W
Ilkeston, UK1,187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Very peaceful ancient church with the the natural well. The building is ancient with gothic vaulted ceilings and gargoyles. When we visited it was quiet as the pool wasn't open but shortly after it was very busy with people arriving to fill their water bottles and dip in the pool.

There is also a small museum and gift shop relaying the story and history.
Written 28 May 2023
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