HistoryPoints News

Aug 2, 2022

Shedding light on chapel ruin

The ruined chapel beside the footpath in Cwmorthin, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, has featured in countless photos but many visitors have been puzzled by its isolated position. Now you can use your smartphone to scan our QR codes on the ...

nearby gatepost to discover why and when it was built and see a rare photo of the chapel in its heyday. Look out for other QR codes along the path to discover the stories of other relics of work and life in the valley, including the ruined cottages near the lake and the remnants of the Rhosydd slate quarry mills and barracks at the top of the pass. Click here for our information about the chapel