Overton Yew Trees, Wrexham

The Overton Yew Trees

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Overton Yew Trees

The Overton Yew Trees

The Overton Yew Trees are must-see natural wonders in North Wales. There are 21 in total, and they’re all dotted throughout Overton-on-Dee’s St Mary’s churchyard.

They make up one of the Seven Wonders of Wales, and have been commemorated in a renowned yet anonymously-written rhyme.

The Overton Yew Trees are so old, that they even predate the church! It’s alleged that they have been around for nearly 2,000 years.

They are a much-beloved part of the village, with the residents celebrating the 700th anniversary in 1992. During the celebration, they enjoyed a visit from Queen Elizabeth II who planted another yew tree.

After visiting The Overton Yew Trees, why not pay a visit to another of the Seven Wonders of Wales near Wrexham, the Gresford Bells?

Come for a walk through the church’s grounds and see these ancient wonders first-hand…

Image Credits: Jeremy BolwellCC BY-SA 2.0

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