Holywell - Basingwerk Abbey - St Winefride's Well

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The monks of Basingwerk Abbey were the first to exploit the power of the stream and their lay successors in the 18th Century built copper works and cotton mills. Even earlier than this - from 600 AD - the well of St Winefride was an object of veneration. The story of how Winefride was beheaded by a chieftain whose attentions she refused and whose head was miraculously restored, is graphically told in a brand new exhibition at the well. The well is one of the Seven Wonders of Wales, featured in a poem of the 18th Century.

Wales - North Wales - Flintshire - Countryside


Ancient Monument, Cafe, Church, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Good for Wheelchairs, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Mostly Flat, Museum, Nature Trail, Play Area, Public Transport, Restaurant, Tea Shop, Toilets, Woodland

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