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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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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.