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Nov 6, 2013

Pirates foiled by moving cliffs

When pirates from Lundy Island spotted St Govan on Pembrokeshire's south coast, their eyes lit up with the 6th century equivalent of ...

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Posted by: RhodriClark

pound signs. But their attempt to capture him for ransom, according to legend, was thwarted by the cliffs opening to create a hiding place for the holy man, then closing around him. Today you can walk down the steps at the cleft to St Govan's Chapel and well, but don't expect to find the same number of steps there when you climb back to the clifftop! For more about this fascinating location, scan the QR codes on the board at the top of the steps. Or click here