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Church:Gwydir Uchaf Chapel (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Church, free entry

Gwydir Uchaf,
LL26 0PN



When the owner of Gwydir Castle wanted his own place of worship he built his own private chapel. The owner in question was Sir Richard Wynn, a member of the influential Wynn family who also built Plas Mawr (‘The Big House’) in Conwy, one of the finest Elizabethan townhouses in Britain.

Begun in 1673, the chapel’s simple stone exterior belies what you find within. It’s a lavish affair blending Gothic and Renaissance styles, with a pulpit embellished by carved figures. But it’s when you gaze upwards that Gwydir’s great glory is revealed: a celestial painted ceiling adorned with angels, doves, cherubs and symbols of the sun, moon and stars.

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm except 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
To gain access to the chapel, which is by appointment, please contact the Key Keeper by telephone - 01492 641687.
Please allow at least 24 hours notice before your visit.


Free entry


Key Keeper


Gwydir Uchaf,
LL26 0PN


Plan route to Gwydir Uchaf Chapel (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 795609  Lat: 53.13160 Long: -3.80250

Turn off the A470 in Llanrwst onto the B5106 (signed for Trefriw), over the river bridge and at the next junction, left where signed to the Chapel and right where next signed.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Llanrwst station