Until 2013 a ruined ‘Galilee Chapel’ stood at the western end of St.Illtud’s Church. Today it is an award winning visitor centre… Read more
Welcome to Llanilltud! Llanilltud is the place where Saint Illtud set up his great ‘Llan’ – an early 'Celtic' Christian community and Britain’s oldest centre of learning – around the year 500.
Today, Llanilltud is centred on the impressive Saint Illtud’s Church, at the heart of the historic old town of Llantwit Major and the beautiful countryside that runs down to the sea a mile to the south. Come and see the Celtic Stones – the finest collection outside of National Museum Wales. Explore Saint Illtud’s Church and wander around the beautiful, peaceful churchyard. Take a walk in the footsteps of the Celtic Saints and discover Llantwit Major – Gateway to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. The Llanilltud Visitor Centre, the new home for the Stones, is open 10 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. every day and is free to enter.
The other churches are situated in St Donats, Marcross, Monknash, Wick, Llanmaes, Llanmihangel, Gileston and St Athan. These churches are… Read More
John Wesley once described Saint Illtud’s as the most beautiful as well as the most spacious church in Wales…… Read more
Largely commissioned by and for the region’s kings, noblemen and abbots, they were effectively ‘expensive and conspicuous gifts to the… Read More