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Valle Crucis Abbey

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Interesting bit of history

Located near a pillar and the Llangollen brewery ( check it is open). The abbey is in ruins and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Nice place to visit....impressive building

This was a quick stop on the way through the horseshoe pass. It's an impressive 12th century... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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A visit to this fascinating site evokes the lives of the Cistercian monks Cistercian monks loved all things austere. Solitude ruled absolute. Finding this remote yet magical location must have at least raised a smile or two amongst the...more
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Lantysillio, Llangollen LL20 8DD, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located near a pillar and the Llangollen brewery ( check it is open). The abbey is in ruins and near a caravan / holiday home park. The grounds are well maintained and information available. The monks operated the corn mill which is no a restaurant...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a quick stop on the way through the horseshoe pass. It's an impressive 12th century monestary, which as you can see from the pics has not been restored. However its worth a visit and its free! There is a cafe on site with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank O6743VYvictorias
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Advise walking here from Llangollen, we headed out from town along the cut, did horseshoe falls & then carried on up to the Abbey. Well worth a visit & for the nominal couple of £'s entry it is well worth the visit - fab ruins,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank coreyjamesh
Reviewed 8 December 2018

This ruin of a Cistercian abbey dating back to 13th century, looks imposing from the roadside and even better close up. It was dissolved during the reign of Henry VIII but remains in very good condition. Worth a tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ann H
Reviewed 19 November 2018

A must see if visiting llangollen..they do guided tours at intervals ...also has a campsite right next to it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank suga11
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Popped into the unassuming campsite cafe for lunch, michelin star quality! Abbey on the other hand was closed 40 minutes early

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 24 October 2018

Me and Hubby visited here yesterday morning (Tuesday). There is a small car parking area (free) on the lane next to the caravan site/farm. It is open daily between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is FREE on Mondays & Tuesdays. When it is "manned"...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We found this place while looking for a different ruin, but so glad we came across it, in the middle of a camp site!. There was nobody on the gate so didn't think it was open but the sign says free entry when not manned...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gooner66iw
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Valley Crucis Abbey is beautiful & really is a ancient gem hidden in the Llangollen valley. Not that big but if possible take the guided tour as this only takes 20 minutes & you learn so much, things you would usually miss & or have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I had wanted to visit for some time and was not disappointed. There are amazing examples of mediaeval masonry at its best, including many mason's marks. As with all these buildings you need to explore to find the gems - a double pisina in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marilyn0909
Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Abbey.

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29 December 2017|
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Response from Cadw_Wales | Property representative |
Hi Lou993, Valle Crucis Abbey is dog friendly with dogs being welcome on leads. There is a tea room nearby, owned and managed by Abbey Farm, only 50 meters from Valle Crucis Abbey.