Derwen Churchyard Cross
Preaching cross with striking Christian carvings that has stood the test of time
Standing 6.5ft/2m high (or 14ft/4.3m if you count its stone pedestal) this ornate medieval preaching cross is amongst the best preserved in this part of Wales. Though weathered over the centuries, many of its intricate carvings are still visible. The octagonal shaft is decorated with foliage and faces, while the four sides of a box-shaped head feature carved depictions of Biblical scenes including a Virgin and Child, the crucifixion and a Virgin and St John.
The church, with its rood screen and loft dating from the late 15th or early 16th century, is also worth a visit.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.