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This is without a doubt worth a detour. Amazing chapel. If you like this, ask them for the keys... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
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Well worth a detour

The wonderful Rug chapel is well worth the short detour off the A5. Externally plain, inside it is... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
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The chapel’s plain exterior gives little hint of the riches within Religiously glorious in glorious technicolour. Never judge a chapel, or a church for that matter, by its exterior. Step inside 17th-century Rug Chapel and prepare to be wowed by its...more
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

This is without a doubt worth a detour. Amazing chapel. If you like this, ask them for the keys to another locked nearby (2 miles) chapel that has amazing artwork painted on the walls. This is also worth a short detour.

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Reviewed 29 August 2018

The wonderful Rug chapel is well worth the short detour off the A5. Externally plain, inside it is a riot of carved and coloured wood - the Royalist owner thumbing his nose at the Puritan Parliamentarians then in charge. It is peaceful and uplifting. Recommended.

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rug Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Rug Chapel.

Reviewed 16 August 2018

This chapel has a lovely set of wooden gates. We inspected them in detail as it turns out the Chapel has limited opening days and hours even in August. A warning for other potential visitors unless, like us (and the car that pulled in as...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

This is run by CADWR so if you are visiting lots of their properties consider a membership.,the chapel is small with wonderful painted decorations dating back to 1600s. Tranquil gardens to sit in and maybe have a picnic before heading off.

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rug Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the chapel.

Reviewed 29 September 2017

If you are into to UK History this is a unique insight in how our ancestors worshipped before the Victorians got their hands on things. If you are not the carving and artwork will blow your pumps off. The work is naïve which makes it...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

We stumbled across this chapel and were very glad we did. Great little exhibition which we learned a lot from. Chapel itself was great, lovely artwork. Staff member passionate and well informed.

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rug Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the chapel.

Reviewed 26 August 2017

So much traffic rushes past on the A5 and A494 and has no idea what beauty lies behind the trees. The chapel looks like any other from the outside but inside is a riot of 17th century decoration in carving and paint. My favourites are...More

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rug Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Chapel.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The rather plain outside of the chapel reveals an ornately carved and painted interior which is one of the three local chapels to survive the victorianisation of the 19 century mostly intact. Entry is reasonable and reduced for pensioners.

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rug Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We visited here due to inclement weather, and the decor was somewhat over the top as essentially it was a two finger sign to the puritans. The fact that it has survived since 1637 is amazing.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

A big surprise to experience a medieval chapel on the fringe of Lord Newborough's country estate, it requires imagination and time to enjoy the spiritual and artistic woodwork and to imagine the small congregation that met there

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Rug Chapel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Chapel.

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London1947
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Response from Cadw_Wales | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. Rug Chapel is open on Tuesday and Wednesday during the summer season which normally lasts from April until October. This year the last days of opening are Tuesday the 30th and Wednesday 31st... More
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