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Creating stories: St Tysilio

This is a great challenge for kids and adults alike. Take a look round the church’s small graveyard; tombstones offer us clues to the past and the life stories of those who are buried here. But they can also conjure up new stories in our imaginations, to write down, tell to each other or even post up on Facebook!

See if you can come up with a story about some of the other people who have been laid to rest here.

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How to get here

Address: 
LL21 9LL
Public Transport Information: 
For public transport options, call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
Location Description: 
This adventure is at St Tysilio church, near to the village of Bryneglwys, off the A5104. The church is a little trcky to find, so if you’re heading up the A5104 from Corwen, you’ll see a sign post for Bryneglwys after approximately 7 miles. Travel down this road, until you come to some newly built white houses. You’ll see a children’s playground to the left; you can park by here. As you stand with your back to the playground and look to the left, you’ll just be able to spot a set of iron gates with a small arch over the top, set down a small drive, between two houses. The church is just beyond here.
Activity Starting Point: 
This whole activity takes place in the church yard, so start by standing outside the church’s main entrance.
How long will the activity take? : 
It shouldn’t take you too long to find all the graves that we mention (20mins to half an hour), but you might want to spend a little longer wandering inside the church.

What you will need

A note book and pen, or your mobile phone to jot notes down on.

Useful information

How long will the activity take? : 
It shouldn’t take you too long to find all the graves that we mention (20mins to half an hour), but you might want to spend a little longer wandering inside the church.
The church is open most mornings but is locked again in the afternoon. Be aware that the grounds of the church can be quite uneven, and they’re not always suitable for buggies or prams.
Places to Eat and Drink: 

For places to eat and drink nearby, visit www.corwenbusiness.com

We hope this activity has got you thinking about what it was like to live in the Denbighshire countryside back in the 1800s, and how the church played such an important part in people’s lives.

If you want to hear how churches really come to life, click on the link below to here a Welsh choir in full voice.

If you’re up for exploring a little more, there’s some great places nearby for you to discover.

And don't forget to tell us what you thought about this activity on the Discover Denbighshire Facebook page.