About Rhoscolyn
  • Rhoscolyn is the southernmost village on Holy Island. It has a wonderful sandy bay beach called Borth Wen.

    Visitors love Rhoscolyn for its' delightful sandy beach perfect for rock pooling, paddling, sailing and birdwatching.

    It also has an excellent reputation for seafood which you can buy fresh from the water at the village fishmonger Holy Island seafood, or have cooked for you at the White Eagle. There are walks aplenty around this spectacular piece of coastline

    Rhoscolyn was formerly known as Llanwenfaen, meaning Gwenfaen’s church which is sited in the village. Gwenfaen was a 6th-century woman known for her healing of mental disorders. There is an intact well named after her too which people throw two white stones into in order to heal mental ailments. Legend has it that St Gwenfaen was chased from her cell by druids and she escaped onto Rhoscolyn headland and when the tide came in, was carried away by angels.

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