History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
But we're getting ahead of ourselves; the chapel is set in a garden glade, surrounded by a belt of tall trees which serve to create an air of woodland calm, despite the frequent traffic noise from the busy A-roads nearby! From the outside the chapel looks exceedingly simple; a single-celled building with a small bell turret at the west end. But enter within and that air of simplicity is soon dispelled.
Every surface is carved or painted, from the rafters of the roof to the benches that line the interior. The spectacular roof is carved and painted from one end to the other, with projecting angels echoing a medieval angel roof. There are floral designs, animals, cherubs, religious symbols, and a skeleton to remind us of the impermanence of life.
A gloriously carved and painted gallery stands above the west end, and you can climb a set of stairs to the gallery for a wonderful view over the chapel interior. The effect is hard to overstate; it is quite simply stunning. Do not miss Rug Chapel!
A ticket to Rug gives access to Llangar Old Church when it is open (I highly recommend a visit if you have the time).
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About Rug Chapel
Address: Rug, Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales, LL21 9BT
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 1 mile west of Corwen, on the A494
Website: Rug Chapel
OS: SJ064 439
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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