Religious tourism is on the rise in Wales, church leaders have stated.
Anecdotal evidence offered by church leaders has indicated growing numbers of people are visiting sites such as St Winefride's Holy Well in Flintshire, the BBC reports.
This is one of several sites in north Wales that those catching ferries from Dublin to Holyhead
may wish to visit.
And St Asaph Diocese is planning to make 2013 a Year of Pilgrimage to attract more visitors, with the stated aim of "forging further links with holy places and helping to promote religious tourism in north Wales".
South Wales has also seen some sites become increasingly popular, with the statue of the Lady of Penrhys overlooking the Rhondda valley also seeing plenty of visitors.
Tourists in north Wales can also enjoy plenty of history in the form of its many castles, such as Caernarfon, Beaumaris and Conwy, plus the mountain scenery of Snowdonia.
Posted by Mark Robinson