St Gwendoline’s church is open to the public with free admission. The church was built around the 14th centrury, on an enclosure used by the people of Talgarth in the age of the celtic saints, named after a daughter of 5th century king Brychan, who’s name in time became remembered as Breconshire.
A founder of Welsh Methodism, Howell Harris was converted in this church in 1735 and he remains buried in front of the altar to this day. The funeral was huge for its time with 20,000 in attendance. Inside the church there is a marble memorial.
Why not explore this ancient part of Welsh history when you visit Talgarth
Image © Philip Halling.