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The Parish Church of St Giles

St Giles is considered the greatest medieval parish church in Wales. Whilst steeped in history and abounding with treasures and delights for the visitor, it also remains a busy and popular church with the congregation committed to worship, and acknowledging the presence of God in our daily lives.

The Great Tower is one of "the Seven Wonders of Wales", and inside, a ceiling adorned with 16 colourful angels playing instruments and singing, greets the eye.

Art and religion are fused together in an ancient wall painting, lost for centuries, of the Day of Judgement. One of the oldest brass eagle lecterns in Britain is here, together with fine stained glass, including a window attributed to Burne Jones, many amusing medieval roof corbels and statues, and many other interesting features.

Visitors will see evidence of the many historic links with the Royal Welch Fusiliers, and in a curios trans-Atlantic link, the tomb of Elihu Yale, founder of Yale University, is just outside the west door.

Facilities

Places to Visit

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Opening Times

Daily

Visitors welcome - but please check opening times with parish office prior to visiting
Tel: 01978 355808

Pay & Display Car Park, St Giles Way

24 hours pay between hours of 8.00am and 5.00pm

Public Toilets

Open 8.30am - 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday