Churches Tourism Network Wales

Churches Tourism Network Wales

Churches Tourism Network Wales (CTNW) seeks to support all Christian Churches in Wales, to encourage access to places of worship, and to advance education through providing increased and better managed access (physical and intellectual) for the public to church buildings. They provide downloadable an Open Churches Toolkit and many other resources. The CTNW website provides links to 13 pilgrimages and walks across Wales including Poets, Priests and Pubs, Sacred Doorways (Conwy) and Sacred Spaces (Wrexham).

Since 2000, CTNW has acted as a catalyst for local faith communities to participate in the tourism economy of Wales. Previously, very little structured religious tourism development activity took place in Wales, or in the UK; the organisation has therefore played a pivotal role in a significant national and international movement dedicated to celebrating religious heritage for the benefit of local communities, visitors and the wider economy