The spring itself is housed in a Well Chamber that forms the basement to St Winefride’s Chapel.
A spring wells up in the sacred well pool in the Well Chamber below the Chapel of St Winefride’s
The waters flow from the Well Chamber to an outdoor bathing pool.
The healing waters have been said to cause miraculous cures. The legend of St Winefride tells how, in AD 660, Caradoc, the son of a local prince, severed the head of the young Winefride after she spurned his advances. A spring rose from the ground at the spot where her head fell and she was later restored to life by her uncle, Saint Beuno.
The well is known as “the Lourdes of Wales” and is mentioned in an old rhyme as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. It has been a pilgrimage site since the 7th century. [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Winefride%27s_Well]
St Winefride’s Well,
Holywell, Flintshire CH8 7PN, North Wales
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