Sacred Doorways

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Sacred Doorways

The Sacred Doorways Project is a tourism initiative working with historic churches and chapels across rural Conwy, Denbighshire and Flintshire, to raise their profile as visitor attractions and encourage their sustainability through heritage tourism. The trails are neatly packaged into clusters for you to explore either by car or designated walking route.

From saints to sinners, princes to pilgrims, and bards to bandits, the trails will guide you through thousands of years of our fascinating history. Some of churches and chapels are prominent in the landscape, others are a little harder to find – perhaps nestling beside a meandering  river, down a remote country lane or even at the top of a mountain. Each church and chapel on the Sacred Doorways trail has a unique story to tell, and hidden treasures to find. They are open for you to explore - all you need to bring is your imagination.

The churches and chapels that take part in the Sacred Doorways Project are listed below. Click on a church name to go to the HistoryPoints web page about that church (we’re adding more all the time).

Conwy cluster
St Michael’s, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr
St Mary Magdalene’s, Cerrigydrudion
St John’s, Ysbyty Ifan
St Tudclud’s, Penmachno
St Gwyddelan’s, Dolwyddelan
St Michael’s, Betws-y-coed
St Mary’s, Betws-y-coed
St Julitta’s, Capel Curig
St Rhychwyn’s, Llanrhychwyn
St Mary’s, Trefriw
St Peter’s, Llanbedr-y-Cennin
St Mary’s, Caerhun
St Celynnin’s, Llangelynnin
Zion Chapel, Rowen
St Grwst’s, Llanrwst
Seion Chapel, Llanrwst
St Doged’s, Llanddoged
St Martin’s, Eglwysbach
St Digain’s, Llangernyw
St Mary’s, Llanfair Talhaiarn
St Sannan’s, Llansannan

Denbighshire cluster
Ss Mael & Sulien, Corwen
St Trillo’s, Llandrillo
St Elidan’s, Llanelidan
St Bridget’s, Carrog
St Tysilio’s, Bryneglwys
Corpus Christi, Tremeirchion

Flintshire cluster
Ss Beuno & Mary, Whitford
St Michael’s, Caerwys
Ss Asaph & Cyndeyrn, Llanasa
St Mary Magdalene’s, Gwaenysgor
St James, Holywell
Ss Mael & Sulien, Cwm