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Middle of nowhere (but that's the appeal)

After spending a day in Pontypridd, we decided to make a detour to here on the way home. After what... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ewan B
Beautiful tranquil place

This is a beautiful place, set out in the forestry with some fabulous quiet walks nearby, worth a... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2018
David E
Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending a day in Pontypridd, we decided to make a detour to here on the way home. After what seemed like ages driving up windy mountain passes, we discovered it. It was very isolated, with only a pub nearby, which we didn't visit. We...More

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Reviewed June 10, 2018

This is a beautiful place, set out in the forestry with some fabulous quiet walks nearby, worth a visit if only to read the board regarding the Nos Galon new year race held locally, fabulous setting, large car park in the pub nearby (amazing food)...More

Thank David E
Reviewed May 9, 2017

This is a very old Church in an isolated place with just a pub nearby. Called in on an off chance, plenty of history here and the surrounding views are breath taking. Really peaceful and serene inside. Lots of old graves in the large mostly...More

1  Thank motherhenSouthWales
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Lovely old Church with at least one of my family buried there, regrettably I could not find the grave concerned as it was very old

Thank SOG1943
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Lovely church and graveyard try to make time for a good look around. The famous runner Gito nithbran is buried in the graveyard. If you work up a thirst or get peckish visit the pub next to the church. If you are energetic take a...More

Thank pmog
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Father Michael Gable and the St. Gwynno's Church made it a very special trip for me coming from the USA. We were there to bring my dad home. A simple service in a beautiful church, then straight to the top of Mountain Ash to scatter...More

Thank asp1964
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Have been going to the church since my childhood, used to walk through the forest to get there, brilliant - lovely inside if you get the chance - excellent pub along side the church we called Llanwunno pub, great on a hot day, walk -...More

1  Thank GRR52
Reviewed May 13, 2016

A nice church, off the beaten path. Worth the trip from Pontypridd. You can get the church keys (& a good lunch) from the staff at the Brynffnon hotel .

2  Thank Michael P
Reviewed March 25, 2016

Passed and called in to day whilst in the nearby forest walking the dogs, such a pretty place in gorgeous surroundingd, tight opposite a lovely pub too.

2  Thank David E
Reviewed March 17, 2016

Very interesting Church. It is the burial place of Gyto Nyth- Bran, the man who ran to Pontypridd (around 6miles), in time it took to boil a kettle , Guto's grave is on the right hand side of the church just around the corner. If...More

3  Thank phill83183
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