Seven Wonders of Wales

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The Seven Wonders of Wales are recounted in the following verse by an anonymous author:

Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham steeple,
Snowdon's mountain without its people,
Overton yew trees, St Winefride's wells,
Llangollen bridge and Gresford bells

Strictly speaking all seven wonders lie in North Wales. The original author of the rhyme is unknown but it is supposed that it was written sometime in the late 18th or early 19th century by an English visitor to North Wales.


Wonder Notable Features
Pistyll Rhaeadr The tallest waterfall in Wales (and in England & Wales)
Wrexham steeple The 16th century tower of St Giles' Church in Wrexham can be seen for miles
Overton yew trees 21 yew trees at St Mary's Church, Overton-on-Dee
St Winefride's Well Healing waters
Llangollen Bridge The first stone bridge to span the River Dee, built in 1347
Gresford bells The 13th century church bells are listed for their purity and tone
Snowdon The highest mountain in Wales at 3,560ft (1085m) tall


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