St. Cybi’s Well in Wales

On the Llŷn Peninsula, picturesque St. Cybi’s Well has long been reputed to have healing properties.

St. Cybi’s Well is a quiet, peaceful site that you’re likely to have to yourself. (photo by Lori Erickson)

St. Cybi’s Well is one of those places where it’s easy to imagine that fairies live. Set amid trees in an isolated, rural part of the Llŷn Peninsula. the well is reached by trekking across farm fields and past curious sheep. Once there, you’re likely to have it to yourself (except perhaps for the fairies).

St. Cybi’s Well is enclosed within the remains of an ancient stone building. (photo by Lori Erickson)

Cybi was a sixth-century saint who was a cousin of St. David, the patron saint of Wales. A native of Cornwall, he traveled widely throughout the British Isles and Gaul (modern-day France) on missionary journeys to establish churches.

As with many holy wells, it’s quite possible that St. Cybi’s Well was a sacred place in pre-Christian times as well.

In addition to the ruins of a stone building surrounding the well, the site includes the remains of a cottage dating to the eighteenth or nineteenth century.

If you have time, you can also climb up to an Iron Age hill fort that sits above the well.

Whether or not the water has healing properties, this is a healing place to spend some time on your journey across Wales.


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Lori Erickson is one of America’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. She’s the author of books that include Holy RoverNear the ExitThe Soul of the Family Tree, and Every Step Is HomeHer website Spiritual Travels features holy sites around the world.

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