About the trail

About the trail

Peaceful Places is a heritage tourism trail, which tells the stories of a collection of churches and chapels across North Ceredigion.

Journey through the landscape to discover spectacular wildlife and natural beauty, family history and tales of human events and achievements, embellished with architecture, art and craftsmanship.

Peaceful Places is not a faith trail in the traditional sense. Its purpose is to celebrate the heritage of each church and chapel in ways that are relevant to everyone, irrespective of religious beliefs. It encourages visitors to experience churches and chapels from new perspectives - as places of inspiration and meditation; as opportunities to “do something different” and enjoy a change of pace; as destinations where “quality time” can be spent amidst the beauty and tranquillity of the landscape.

Peaceful Places is a product of the North Ceredigion Churches Heritage Trail project, supported by Cadw (the Welsh Government’s historic environment service) using investment from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The project is managed by Treftadaeth Llandre Heritage; work is being undertaken by consultants Countryscape and Creu-ad.

The project has been developed in partnership with local communities at each of the destinations on the trail, without whose involvement none of this would have been possible. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone who’s accompanied us on this journey – your passion and enthusiasm has been truly inspirational!

Roger HaggerRoger Haggar, Project Manager, Treftadaeth Llandre Heritage

“Peaceful Places is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate these special and sometimes hidden places for the benefit of both local people and visitors. It brings to life the stories of people who have shaped this landscape and its communities throughout history. It has also provided a focus for our communities today, reminding us of what is special about these places and why they are so worthy of discovery”.