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Address: Skenfrith, Wales

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Pretty Little Church

A pretty little church with a very long history. Not a great deal to see, so ten minutes or so will see you outside again.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A pretty little church with a very long history. Not a great deal to see, so ten minutes or so will see you outside again.

Thank engineery
Ripon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A lovely looking building with church bells chiming every 15 minutes. The churchyard is well kept and the church itself if so quaint and lovely. Well worth a visit to see the Skenfirth Cope.

Thank Eric_and_Clare
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Must be one of the oldest Churches in the area dating back several centuries. Virtually next door to the castle ruin. Easy parking - well worth a visit

1 Thank MB6391
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121 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

There's are a couple of old box pews lurking in corners but the church looks well-used and well-loved. I liked the window over the altar.

1 Thank HuddersfieldNell
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

There is plenty of history within St Bridget's Church, staring at the huge old door and continuing around the church itself. An interesting display lists the names of those engraved on the War Memorial at the roadside, together with personal information on the men who died during the conflict, which makes the memorial so much more personal.

1 Thank David R
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Set within a charming cluster of cottages this 800 year old rural church was originally built as both a physical and spiritual sanctuary - hence the castle like solid stone construction. Of particular note is the unusual squat timber belfry. The interior, devoid of the Victorian ornament that was plastered over many churches remains calm and serene. Many of the... More 

2 Thank barkei46
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

A peaceful atmosphere in this old church, with interesting artefacts including a Bishop's cope and interesting pulpit of St Bridget.

Thank Aint_Momma_Happy
Bristol, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

dating back in part to the early 13th Century. It is a border church so was built to be a place of refuge as well as a place to worship, hence the five feet thick walls and the dovecote roof where stores could be kept and the church could be defended. It's next to Skenfrith Castle.

Thank briztime
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Lovely medieval church next to Skenrith Castle. Its in a beautiful location and delightful to wander round for a quiet 15 mins. To be honest the exterior is more interesting than the interior but its well worth a visit

Thank Jonk1966
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

St. Bridgets is a superb example of the Early English architectural style with it's earliest constructions built around 1207 in the reign of King John. There have been later additions during the 14th to 17th centuries but fortunately the Victorian 'improvements' that destroyed the soul of many old churches hasn't overly affected this church. There are many interesting old monuments... More 

1 Thank Lee J

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