Due to concerns over the further spread of Coronavirus and the well-being of our visitors, we regret to report that all Cadw unstaffed monuments and car parks with lockable gates will be closed from 5pm Monday 23 March until further notice. We do look forward to inviting people to once again enjoy these outstanding monuments as soon as we are able.
Hidden holy well with possible pagan origins
Nestled amid trees in a secluded spot at the base of the Llŷn Peninsula, this ancient holy site possesses an unmistakeable air of magic. Dedicated to Cybi, a 6th-century saint reputed to have lived in the area (the church in nearby Llangybi also bears his name), the well’s waters have long been believed to hold healing properties.
Today you can see two well chambers alongside a more recent caretaker’s cottage dating from the 18th or 19th century. Despite its association with St Cybi, it’s possible that the well’s sacred status may be pre-Christian in origin.
Dogs on leads welcome to access ground floor levels of the site.
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.
Smoking is not permitted.