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St. Winifred's Well

Holywell, Holywell, Wales
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Holywell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Unique place. Lovely architecture. Lots of history. St Winifred's life and sainthood well-explained. You can bathe in the pool, but was freezing when we were there! Gift shop with religious artifacts.

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Mold, Wales, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

For a quiet reflection on your own life, take a few minutes to sit and absorb the peace. Been quite a few times. Every time I have been, I have never felt rushed or sent to a part of the area I didn't want to go. You can also visit the Church next door on some Saturdays. Well worth the... More

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liverpool
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138 reviews 138 reviews
57 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

we have visited the well many times and will do again in the future as a place of historical interest it extremely informative and as a place of historical legend its really interesting

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were lucky when we visited on the 20th of May 2014 that there were very few people there in fact we were the only couple for nearly all our visit. I am a confirmed atheist and my wife agnostic it seemed a strange place to want to visit, but religion has been instrumental in forging history, and having a... More

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Higher Bebington, null, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

What started out as another unpromising Bank Holiday Monday road trip with cloudy skies and the challenge of entertaining a 6 year old without spending a fortune, we took the turn for Holywell off the A550, never having been there before and stumbled across this true gem. Don't be put off by the religious nature of this attraction as it... More

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West Midlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

this is a most serein place and to look at it you would not think so ,i thought it was like most shrines that we have visited but not this one it is peace itself the feeling when you walk in the place is wonderful the whole building from the architecture to the lighting of the candles is a wonderful... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Great place to come to just relax in beautiful surroundings so much history....and the holy water is a really treat, a very holy place you truly feel close God, worth a visit to any Catholic....but you don't have to be religious to enjoy this place, cost £1:80 for myself and my mum and my little boy. Bargain

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Traditionally, St. Winifrede's Well has been one of the seven wonders of Wales. Modern pilgrims are not required to believe St. Winefride's legend literally. Nevertheless, it is a story that is full of symbolism. The exhibition is informative and the well shine itself is a lovely peaceful place of quiet contemplation.

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llandudno, North Wales, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

There is ample parking in a car park opposite the well. The admission charge was well worth it at 80p an adult - you could help yourself to the water if you brought your own bottle. We can also recommend the lovely cafe next door - The Mill on the Hill x

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lymm cheshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We called here this am and found a most beautiful peaceful place. It was very quiet as we arrived early. Amazing things have happened here and you are welcome to partake of the icy water by plunging in 3 times. I did manage to get my feet and hands in and get a bottle of holy water from from the... More

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