Open Doors 2019 – Join us for Wales’ largest annual celebration of architecture and heritage. Admission is
free. Web: www.conwy.gov.uk/en/Resident/Libraries-Museums-and-Archives/Arts-and-Museums/Doors-open-
• 1 to 30 September – Llangelynnin Old Church – This 12th Century Grade I listed church has a
spectacular vista, set 900 feet above Henryd. Open 9am to 6pm. Guided tour on 7 September at 2.30pm
and Harvest Festival on 16 September at 3pm.
• 1 to 30 September – St Mary’s Church, Trefriw – A church was built here around 1220. Legend has it that
Llywelyn the Great built the church for his English wife, Joan, and the church features a lovely Llywelyn
and Joan stained glass window. Open 10am to 4pm.
• 1 to 30 September – St Mary’s Church, Conwy – Charting its history back further than Conwy Castle as
the site of the Cistercian Aberconwy Abbey, St Mary’s has been at the heart of the town’s spiritual life since
the 1100s. Open 10am to 4pm weekdays, 11am to 3pm weekends.
• 1 to 30 September – St Rhychwyn’s Church, Llanrhychwyn – Parts of St Rhychwyn are thought to date
from the 11th Century. Come and experience the sense of antiquity of this beautiful rural church, thought to
be the oldest in Wales. Open 10am to 4pm.
• 1 to 30 September – St Michael’s Old Church, Betws-y-Coed – This Grade II* listed building from the
14th Century stands on the site of a much earlier church. The present building was enlarged in 1843 but
still proved too small for the growing population, so a larger church (St Mary’s) was built in 1873 more
central to the village. Open 10am to 5pm. A Flower Festival will be held on 6-8 September.
• 1 to 30 September – Zion Chapel, Rowen – The chapel was built in 1819 and extended in 1864. With
its square plan and three aisles rising to the rear of the building, it is a fine example of a traditional
nonconformist chapel. Open 10am to 5pm.
• 2, 9, 16, 23 and 28 September – St Benedict’s Church, Gyffin, Conwy – St Benedict’s is almost a hidden
treasure, tucked away in Gyffin, on the outskirts of Conwy. It is well worth a visit for its astounding 15th
Century ceiling murals alone! Open 11am to 5pm with harvest activities on 28 September (open 11am to
• 7 September – St Ffraid’s Church, Glan Conwy – The parish of Llansanffraid Glan Conwy was reputedly
founded in the 5th Century. The church is dedicated to St Ffraid who is said to have crossed the sea from
Ireland. Open 10am to 1pm.
• 7 September – St Hilary’s Church, Llanrhos – St Hilary’s is a Grade II* listed building. A church has
stood on this site since the 6th Century. The present church is cruciform, and was rebuilt by the monks of
Maenan Abbey in the 13th Century. Open 10am to 4pm.
• 7 September – Bodnant Garden – Nestling in the Snowdonia foothills is one of the world’s most magical
gardens. With its dramatic scenery, historic plant collections, champion trees and myriad horticultural styles
it will capture your heart and live long in your memory. Open 10am to 5pm.
• 7 September – St Mary’s Church, Dolgarrog – The exterior of this 1970s church masks a unique and
charming interior. There are memorials and photographs to those who lost their lives in the Dam Disaster
and World War I. Open 1pm to 5pm.
• 7 September – Hafodunos Hall, Llangernyw – This Gothic Revival house was designed in the 1860s
by Sir George Gilbert Scott. The stately home is a Grade I listed building, with historic grounds which are
being restored. Open 2pm to 5pm.
• 7 September – The Sir Henry Jones Museum, Llangernyw – The museum, situated in the centre of the
village of Llangernyw, tells the history of Sir Henry Jones when he worked with his father at the cobbler’s
workshop before becoming a teacher and lecturer. Open 2pm to 5pm.
• 7 and 8 September – St George’s Church, Rhos-on-Sea – Architect L W Bernard designed this Grade II*
listed building in neo-perpendicular style. An inscription commemorates a soldier who fought in the Charge
of the Light Brigade. Open 7 September 10am to 4pm; 8 September 2pm to 4pm.
• 7 and 8 September – St Mary’s Church, Caerhun – This Grade I listed church, over 700 years old, lies
alongside the banks of the river Conwy, and was once the site of the Roman fort of Canovium. Open 7
September 10am to 4pm; 8 September 2pm to 4pm.
• 7 and 8 September – Parish Church of St Trillo, Rhos-on-Sea – This charming Grade II* listed medieval
church dates partly from the 12th Century. Whitewashed, it provided a landmark for vessels at sea. Open 7
September 10am to 4pm; 8 September 2pm to 4pm.
• 7 and 8 September – St Trillo’s Chapel, Rhos-on-Sea – St Trillo’s Chapel on the sea shore is a draw to
people from all over the world, and is said to be on the site of a saint’s cell from the 6th Century, St Trillo.
Open 7 September 10am to 4pm; 8 September 2pm to 4pm.
• 7 and 8 September – St Peter’s Church, Llanbedr-y-Cennin – This country church has been a site of
continuous worship since the 13th Century. Come and experience its ancient beauty, in the heart of the
picturesque Conwy Valley and hear of its compelling history. Open 7 September 11am to 5pm (History talk
at 2pm); 8 September 2pm to 5pm.
• 13, 14, 15, 21 and 22 September – St Julitta’s Church, Capel Curig – This is the smallest of the old
churches of Snowdonia, and is a Grade II* listed building. There will be an exhibition entitled People and
Places of the Penrhyn Estate in Capel Curig. Open 11am to 4.30pm.
• 14 September – St Cystennin’s Church, Llangystennin – St Cystennin Church was thought to be
founded in 338AD and dedicated to one of the Constantines. The present church was rebuilt in 1843 and is
Grade II listed. Open 10am to 4pm.
• 14 September – All Saints Church, Deganwy – This Grade II* listed Victorian church was designed by
John Douglas, an architect who designed about five hundred buildings in Cheshire, North Wales and North
West England. Open 10.30am to 3.30pm.
• 14 September – Penmaenmawr Museum – Newly refurbished museum showcasing the history of the
town from the Neolithic and Industrial era. Meet our medieval pilgrim who will be providing activities for all
ages in our new tea-room. Open 12pm to 4pm.
• 14 and 15 September – The Guildhall, Conwy – The Guildhall comprises the Mayor’s Parlour, built in the
19th Century, the Council Chamber and Entrance added in 1925. Buildings have stood on this site since
the 13th Century. Open 10am to 4pm.
• 14 and 15 September – Gwydir Uchaf Chapel – When the owner of Gwydir Castle wanted his own place
of worship he built his own private chapel. The owner in question was Sir Richard Wynn, a member of the
influential Wynn family who also built Plas Mawr, Conwy. Open 10am to 4pm.
• 15 September – Shiloh Community Centre, Cwm Penmachno – Shiloh Community Centre is a
converted chapel, with a heritage room celebrating the history and culture of the Machno Valley. Open
11am to 3pm.
• 21 September – St Tudclud’s Church, Penmachno – St Tudclud’s lies at the heart of the beautiful
Machno Valley, and has an outstanding collection of early inscribed stones. Discover the history of
Penmachno Woollen Mill. Open 10am to 4pm.
• 21 September – United Church, Penmachno – This is the third chapel on the site, built in 1873 as a
Calvinistic Methodist place of worship. Come and admire this beautiful building, with its gallery, organ and
decorated ceiling. Open 10am to 4pm.
• 21 September – Tŷ Mawr, Wybrnant, Penmachno – One of the most important houses in the history of
the Welsh language and home to William Morgan, who translated the Bible into Welsh in 1588. Open 12pm
• 21 and 22 September – Tŷ Crwn and Abergele Gate Lodge – Part of the Gwrych Castle Estate. Tŷ Crwn
is the historic bathing house of the Lloyds of Gwrych, and used by the Countess of Dundonald. Abergele
Gate Lodge is the impressive official entrance into the Gwrych Castle Park. Open 1pm to 3pm.
• 28 September – MOSTYN, Llandudno – From its beautiful terracotta frontage to the stunning modern
architecture within, the Mostyn building holds stories of local, national and international significance. Open