Gwydir Uchaf Chapel
Look upwards to lift the spirits
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.
Access to the chapel is by appointment, please contact the Key Keeper by telephone: 01492 641687.
Please allow at least 24 hours notice before your visit.
Access all year round except 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Parking for up to 6 cars within 50 metres of the monument.
There are no dedicated disabled spaces.
Access is along level ground from car park to the chapel.
Smoking is not permitted.
Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.