Penrhys was a very important pilgrimage site in the Middle Ages. The nineteen sixties saw it as a place of social experiment which for a multitude of reasons was not a success. However, the village is now experiencing a revival as the Penrhys Pilgrimage Way has been re-created from Llandaff in Cardiff to the statue of Our Lady of Penrhys. This is a walk about 21 miles long and the website with the details is Penrhyspilgrimageway.wales. The village also has a Holy Well Ffynnon Mair, (Mary's Well) whose history probably predates Celtic Christainity. The Cistercian Way passes through Penrhys going West to Margam Abbey and East to Llantarnam Abbey. There are B&Bs in the area. This is a village that is becoming a walking hub.