7Wonders_WelshFlagBarnutopia is located in Shropshire, England very close to the England-Wales border. By close, we mean the brook at the bottom of the garden. Our local village, Llansilin, is in Powys, Wales, and under one mile away. Barnutopia is superbly located to visit the seven wonders of wales

What are the seven wonders of Wales?

The Seven Wonders of Wales (in Welsh, Saith Rhyfeddod Cymru) are seven notable landmarks in North Wales. Story has it that a ditty was written in the late 18th or early 19th century by an English visitor to North Wales to highlight the seven wonders.

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

How far are the Seven Wonders of Wales from Barnutopia?

  1. Llanraeadr waterfall (10 miles)
  2. Overton yew trees (17 miles)
  3. Llangollen bridge (18 miles)
  4. Wrexham steeple (20 miles)
  5. Gresford bells (23 miles)
  6. St. Winifride’s well (46 miles)
  7. Mount Snowdon (60 miles)

7Wonders_PistyllRhaeadrLlanrhaeadr Waterfall

10 miles from Barnutopia, Llanrhaeadr waterfall (Pistyll Rhaeadr) near to Llanraeadr-ym-Mochnant, Powys is a tall waterfall, falling 73 m (240 feet) in three stages

Google Map directions from Barnutopia to Pistyll Rhaeadr

7WondersOvertonOverton Yew Trees

17 miles from Barnutopia, Overton yew trees (Coed ywen Owrtyn) in Overton-on-Dee, Wrexham County Borough, is a collection of 21 yew trees planted between the 3rd and the 12th centuries.

Google Map directions from Barnutopia to Overton yew trees

7Wonders_LlangollenBridge_PictureByAkkeMonassoLlangollen Bridge

18 miles from Barnutopia, Llangollen bridge (Pont Llangollen) in Llangolen, Denbighshire, is the first stone bridge to span the River Dee and dates from 1347.

Google Map directions from Barnutopia to Llangollen Bridge

Photo taken by David Powell on behalf of Wrexham County CouncilWrexham steeple

20 miles from Barnutopia, the tower of St Giles’ Church (Eglwys St Giles) in Wrexham, Wrexham Country Borough, dates from the 16th century and can be seen for miles.

Google Map directions from Barnutopia to St. Giles’ Church

7WondersGresfordGresford Bells

23 miles from Barnutopia, the Gresford Bells reputedly have exceptionally purity and tone and dates from the 13th century.

Google Map directions from Barnutopia to Gresford Bells

"Treffynnon" by Eurapart - Eurapart. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Treffynnon.JPG#/media/File:Treffynnon.JPGSt. Winifride’s well

46 miles from Barnutopia, St Winifride’s Well (Ffynnon Wenffrewi) in Holywell, Flintshire, is claimed to have healing waters and dates from AD 660.

Google Map directions from Barnutopia to St Winifride’s Well

7Wonders_SnowdenMount Snowdon

60 miles from Barnutopia, Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) in Snowdonia, Gwyneed, is the highest mountain in Wales at 1,085 m (3,560 ft).

Google Map directions from Barnutopia to Mount Snowden

The Seven Wonders of Wales