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Visitor Notice

This site is now open to view or visit.

In line with Welsh Government advice and guidance, we have started to reopen a selection of our unstaffed heritage sites in a safe and controlled way — for the benefit of local communities.

We are pleased to announce that this monument is now open and is free to view or visit with no pre-booking required. Please adhere to our new visitation guidelines, act responsibly and be respectful towards the site and its local area at all times.

Site opening times, parking and other available facilities at our reopened sites may have changed. Please check this site’s webpage carefully for specific updates.

For further information on what to expect and how to stay safe during your visit, please read our FAQs page.

Overview

The art of the Vikings

Maen Achwyfan is a particularly fine early Christian cross standing 11ft/3.4m high, probably dating from the late 10th century in commemoration of a person or event. Fashioned from one single stone, it features a circular head resembling the shape of a wheel and is covered by intricate carvings with and well-preserved interlacing designs, together with stylised human and animal figures.

For a Christian monument it has interesting Viking roots. Its design is heavily influenced by the presence of Vikings sea raiders in this part of Wales.


Opening times

Daily 10am - 4pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January


Prices

Category Price
Admission
Free

Facilities

No drones icon No smoking icon

Directions

Road
1m (1.6km) WNW of Whitford, off A5151, 5m (8.1km) NW of Holywell.
Rail
Prestatyn 6m (9.7km).