St. Govan’s Chapel… It is named after the hermit and saint who lived there so many centuries ago, St Govan.
This lonely place is the right place for a hermitage. I think you can only here the wind and the rumbling of the waves.
You are right, and on this February day in winter the sound of the wind and waves was only pierced occasionally by the haunting cry of a seagull!
All the Best Peter
I bet a lot of praying takes place in there. I dont like the look of that rock to the right!!!
The Bell Rock
Outside the Chapel there is a large rock boulder known as the Bell Rock. The legend is that St Govan was given a silver bell which was stolen by pirates from its bell tower. St Govan prayed for its return, and angels retrieved it and placed it inside a rock where it would be safe, and St Govan used to tap the rock which gave a note a thousand times stronger than the note of the original bell.
Don't tap too hard!
All the best Peter
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Photo taken in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire SA72 6DY, UK