Rhos-on-Sea, Conwy, Wales

St. Trillo's Chapel

Cegin y Mynach

Cegin y Mynach means the Monk’s Kitchen, and in the 13th century this was an outbuilding belonging to the Cistercian monastery. It is now a ruin. At it’s entrance stand two stone monks, eternally guarding the courtyard in which there former kitchen lies in ruin.


In the late 1970’s, two witnesses reported seeing a monk dressed in a brown habit enter the tea-room that once operated in Cegin y Mynach. He was described as being of medium height, stocky build, with a tonsure, bearded face and bright eyes. He then turned and vanished. When they reported the incident to tea-room staff, there was little surprise.


Visitor Information

Llansannan is a rural village and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales.

It lies on the bank of the River Aled and is about 8 miles to the south of Abergele and 9 miles to the west of Denbigh.

Pictured is St. Trillo's Chapel courtesy of Jeff Buck. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.