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St. Winefride's Well & Shrine

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Well worth a visit

Why have I not been here before ? What a beautiful little place, you feel a sense of peace upon... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2018
Patricia G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Fascinating shrine with beautiful well.An intimate experience

Friendly staff in exhibition centre.Story clearly depicted.Easy access to the little well.Quite... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
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All reviews holy place gift shop small museum well worth a visit next door beautiful place would recommend a visit across the road light candles north wales bathing pool healing properties by accident busy road drink the water on site old church
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

Interesting visit especially if you are a faith believer. You can bathe in the healing waters if you wish but would recommend to do so when the weather is warm. There are changing room facilities.

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We visited here on our way home from another cadw site. The holy well itself was beautiful, the history room was interesting, the water as others have said did have a taste to it to which my partner and i said we couldnt drink alot...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2018

Why have I not been here before ? What a beautiful little place, you feel a sense of peace upon arrival. The staff in the shop are really helpful and polite and all the goods very reasonably priced. Although it was raining heavily the day...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Friendly staff in exhibition centre.Story clearly depicted.Easy access to the little well.Quite inspirational in its simplicity & sense of timelessness.

Thank Explore689090
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

We have been here a few times came again yesterday,and had a lovely day here,the well is beautifull staff are very welcoming and kind,we lite candels for loved ones, would recomend this to everyone such a peacefull place.

Thank Moongirl52
Reviewed August 13, 2018 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 August 6, 2018

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

Thank Stanley C
Reviewed August 5, 2018

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

2  Thank Geoff S
Reviewed July 28, 2018 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 July 30, 2018

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 July 21, 2018 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

Thank suestrevens2512
sgjones65, Manager at St. Winefride's Well & Shrine, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

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

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September 22, 2018|
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Response from bill04kelly | Reviewed this property |
No they are not.
June 26, 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.
June 3, 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!