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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.


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