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A jewel of a cultural site

You need only have a passing interest in British history to have your breath taken away by this... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
SpikeTravels75
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Fuente Alamo, Spain
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Heaven; an artist's haven

All I can say, is that having visited many ancient churches, both in this country and others, I've... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2017
Ford_H_J
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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

You need only have a passing interest in British history to have your breath taken away by this incredible place. Beautifully set in the village of Llancafarn in the Vale of Glamorgan, the discovery in 2007 of medieval, religious illustrations beneath centuries of lime wash...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

very interesting and informative. A lot of history surrounds this area. A village that has kept it's character.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

All I can say, is that having visited many ancient churches, both in this country and others, I've never come across such excellent wall paintings as have been uncovered here. What a treasure.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

An accidental discovery during renovation work revealed signs of painting under the plaster. Further work uncovered remarkable depictions of St. George seated on a horse, fighting a fiery dragon which represented the seven deadly sins. The paintings are thought to have been commissioned to teach...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 17 September 2015

Seven hundred year old murals designed to educate parishoners of the fate of those who committed the seven deadly sins, and the most complete St. George and the dragon wall painting in Britain......it doesn't get any better. St. Cadoc's is a beautiful simple church, I...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank marian p
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Already a beautiful church is a fabulous village, St Cadoc's now has some of the most interesting wall art to be exposed anywhere in the U.K. On the site of a monastery that was burnt to the ground during the 1066 invasion, the church is...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Since a glimpse of colour was discovered below many layers of old paint there has been a Conservation Project to carefully uncover the wall paintings. Each year reveals more paintings including George slaying the dragon, the deadly sins and many more. They date back hundreds...More

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank Jeff690_12
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Reredos is probably the only one in Wales, recently restored, Wall paintings are being painstakingly revealed by specialist cinservators.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Jeff690_12
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