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St. Govan's Chapel was built into the limestone cliffs on the southwest coast of Wales.


St. Govan's well

Until the 19th century, pilgrims traveled to St. Govan’s well, which has since dried out, to imbibe of its healing powers.

St. Govan's Chapel in Wales


The interior of St. Govan's Chapel


A view of the ocean from above the chapel


Facing the chapel's altar

A small door behind the altar leads to the place where tradition tells us St. Govan lived.

52 steps lead to the chapel.


Another view of St. Govan's cave behind the altar

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