take the waters



Healing waters at St Winefrides Well are said to cause miraculous cures. In the legend of Saint Winifred it tells how, in AD 660, Caradoc, the son of a local prince, severed the head of the young Winifred after she spurned his advances. A spring rose from the ground at the spot where her head fell and she was later restored to life by her uncle, Saint Beuno.
In the 17th century the well became known as a symbol of the survival of Catholic recusancy in Wales.


Today the well is open daily and remains a place of Catholic pilgrimage. The buildings are grade 1 listed.


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