St. Winefride's Well & Shrine

St. Winefride's Well & Shrine, Holywell: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, St. Winefride's Well & Shrine Reviews: 4.5/5

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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Geodd2
Penrith, UK823 contributions
Open for all
Sep 2021 • Solo
I'm not a RC, but I found this visit uplifting.
Peaceful surroundings and upkeep appeared to be well maintained.
Small entrance fee
Written September 27, 2021
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Lynn Mills
Liverpool, UK537 contributions
Second visit
Sep 2021 • Friends
Paid a £1 entrance. Gift shop and facilities. You are required to wear a face covering, but don't panic, they have some.
Lovely little visit and even lit a candle for my mum.
Written September 4, 2021
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Elizabeth C
Shrewsbury, UK2,088 contributions
Unique attraction, although fairly limited as a result of covid controls, great for a short visit.
May 2021 • Friends
We visited on a Sunday morning and spent around half an hour here. As a result of covid, the exhibition is closed, and the pool has barriers around it to prevent people bathing, which detracts from its beauty a little. Nevertheless, we were still able to buy little holy water bottles from the shop and fill them up at the well. We could also go in the chapel and light a candle. As the exhibition is closed, you don’t need much time here. It’s only £1 per adult to enter. You can park free on the road outside. There is one public toilet available. It’s worth a visit, but don’t make a long journey here just to see the well, perhaps combine your trip with a visit to Rhyl, Prestatyn or Flint castle.
Written June 28, 2021
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Susan G
Flint, UK29 contributions
A calming place.
Jun 2021
St Winifrides Well and Shrine are situated on a steep hill which travels from Holywell to Greenfield. So if walking as we were from Holywell it was a very steep climb back up to the town. The venue itself was beautiful and calming, we recived a very friendly welcome and took our time walking around the buildings and well. Social ditancing rules were observed by everyone there. Although I live within a few miles of this location had never vistied and am very glad i came. A lovely place to sit and contemplate. There is a £1 charge to enter 60p if you are a pensioner.
Written June 26, 2021
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Lloyd
Holywell, UK4 contributions
Not of this World !
Oct 2020
Take a deep breath on entering the well itself. You have just, stepped back, in to, the 14th Century. A deeply spiritual experience. Respect called for here!
Written October 24, 2020
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Celestial Realm
Rochdale, UK1,117 contributions
Amazing Place
Feb 2020 • Family
Absoloutely loved it here..felt an amazing peaceful feeling visiting here..my little girl is 4 and she found it enjoyable..we listened to Priests talking as they told us the story of St.Winefrede..I wont tell as it spoils it for others..nice gift shop here as well
Written February 11, 2020
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71castell
Wirral, UK8 contributions
Definitely worth visiting this amazing place
Nov 2019
What an amazing place very peaceful, museum was very interesting and we loved reading all the history behind it. The staff in the gift shop very friendly and helpful.
Written December 1, 2019
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Bill B
Stafford, UK44 contributions
St Winefrede's Holy Well and Shrine
May 2019
Beautiful shrine and adjacent holy well of St Winifrede, that continues to be blessed with an air of sanctity and holiness. The main buildings are medieval and the well water has healing properties. There is a shop and refreshment room nearby with a car park across the road. Pilgrims can take away as much well water as required, providing they bring their own container(s). This is the only holy well in the country with and unbroken tradition of pilgrimage since the fifth century. I can thoroughly recommend a visit.
Written November 13, 2019
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Julia W
Fairbourne, UK97 contributions
Fascinating
Jul 2019
I particularly liked the stone carvings on the walls and ceilings, especially Catherine of Aragon's Coat of Arms (three pomegranates and a crown.
Written November 6, 2019
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Archaeobuff
Sydney, Australia1,734 contributions
A Morbid Taste for Bones
Sep 2019
This place is called the Lourdes of Wales. It centres on a legend that Winefride, the daughter of St. Bueno, was attempted to be seduced by a local prince, Caradoc. When he failed he chased her and cut off her head. Her father found her and replaced the head and she survived albeit with a scar around her neck. Caradoc was never seen again. Where her head landed a spring began and ever since its waters have been found to give miraculous cures.
During my visit I saw a number of people taking the water and drinking it and later times in the day they are allowed to bathe in the waters. These people clearly believe.
I found the little chapel and the whole thing fascinating whilst resisting the urge to take off all my clothes and throw myself into the waters of the spring that still bubble up.
So how did i come on this story - it was a Brother Cadfael novel by Edith Pargeter that has always stayed with me for some reason called “a morbid taste for bones” in which Norman Prior Robert comes and takes St. Winefride’s relics from Wales to Shrewsbury and all sorts of strange things begin to happen.
I checked at the little museum there and yes they do report a Prior Robert taking the relics to Shrewsbury around the 13th century.
There is a gift shop where some very friendly ladies serve you and all the facilities including a nearby cafe.
In the corner of the gift shop is a big bunch of old, used walking sticks and crutches - I assume left behind by the cured ????
Written November 5, 2019
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM