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We were greeted by a lovely lady who gave us a guided tour of this amazing church. Such an amazing... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2018
Lesley H
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Yateley, England, United Kingdom
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Earliest Christian Church

Many believe this was the very first seat of Christian learning, long before Canterbury was ever... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
bulletdozer
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We were greeted by a lovely lady who gave us a guided tour of this amazing church. Such an amazing history. Ancient wall paintings and stonework. Well worth a visit.

Thank Lesley H
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Many believe this was the very first seat of Christian learning, long before Canterbury was ever mentioned, and judging by the standing stones and the history inside who can say otherwise? A truly fascinating yet humble little church.

Thank bulletdozer
Reviewed 26 May 2018

There is so much to see here. It is a church in three parts each with its own history and atmosphere. The newest part, the East Church (13c), has wall paintings and a unique stone Jesse niche. The Galilee Chapel which a few years ago...More

Thank grandma925
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I grew up in Llantwit Major and I've always loved St Illtyds Church. A beautiful historic church with such a peaceful atmosphere. My daughter got married there and we couldn't have asked for a location more gorgeous. Wonderful and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We went to a wedding in this church the weekend before last and were most impressed with the general ambiance and history. There surely could not be a better location for a country wedding and of course coming as we do from America we have...More

Thank PDavidD
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A lovely old church, a must visit. Then area is a lovely walk on the edge of Llantwit Major . I like to sit in the church and gather my thoughts and remember loved ones.

Thank bs101101
Reviewed 9 May 2017

A beautiful church with a wealth of ancient headstones and history. Built in a depression out of the sight of marauding Scandinavian pirates.

Thank cookebach
Reviewed 29 January 2017

very old building full of history well worth a visit. Went to a wedding there yesterday 28th Jan and what a lovely service, to add to an amazing visit.

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Well worth the visit. The oldest part of the church dates to the Normans with some even older carved Celtic stone columns, dating back to around 500AD. The baptismal font is from Norman times. The area displaying the Celtic stone columns is beautiful and peaceful....More

Thank vb307
Reviewed 11 September 2016

the earliest centre of learning, excellent Celtic crosses, a restoration and display of great quality.

Thank Lynne S
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No but there is quite a bit of parking around in the square and the surrounding streets. In fact we walked to the church for a wedding from our hotel which was 5 minutes away. By the way, it really is a beautiful old... More
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