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Strata Florida Abbey

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A Thoughtful and Peaceful Haven

I first visited Strata Florida (‘valley of flowers’) in the 1970s with my parents and 2 younger... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jo B
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Peaceful place

It is amazing place so peaceful and tranquil. The Abbey is a ruin but in the cemetery under a tree... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
annamaria1274
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There is much to captivate at this evocative, historically important site Is Latin double dutch to you? Strata Florida translates from Latin simply as the Vale of Flowers. Want to try the Welsh? Here you go. Ystrad Fflur. The Cistercian monks of the...more
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I first visited Strata Florida (‘valley of flowers’) in the 1970s with my parents and 2 younger brothers and was, therefore, keen to revisit during a recent holiday with my husband in the Aberystwyth area. Not only is it still a beautiful and tranquil place...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing place so peaceful and tranquil. The Abbey is a ruin but in the cemetery under a tree there is a 14th century poet who was well known with the girls named Dafydd ap Gwilym had been laid to rest, also there famous...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed it very much. It was raining when we visited but was still enjoyable and it has beautiful surroundings. Staff are very friendly and has a nice little gift shop too.

Thank HayleighDolphin
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing to think this place was once at the centre of Welsh life. Stunning setting. I was the only visitor so I could sit in the sun and peace and watch the swallows

Thank deayzee1
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a place that's full of atmosphere, this is it. Although there is only a bare skeleton of a ruined Abbey, the location of it is one that fills in the gaps of history and is really quite special. The site is...More

1  Thank AnnePelleschi
Reviewed 17 June 2018

A magical feeling . LIke all Cistercian abbeys, in a remote place, surrounded by beautiful countryside. I love it. We bought some make your own tiles (made of some sort of papier mache) to paint at home like the tiles on the floor. Never seen...More

1  Thank mcwDurham
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Strata Florida is place to dwell, to sit and absorb the majesty of this remote monastical community, to feel the presence of those Princes of Wales who are buried here; time to reflect on those people who made their mark on the peoples and places...More

Thank martinhH5865RD
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Not a huge sight but very atmospheric. Links with medieval poet Dafydd ap Gwilym and there is a translation of one of his poems displayed (in which he basically moans about his inability to pull- as it were)

Thank BeardyDave1897
Reviewed 13 May 2018

No, there's not as much to see as at (say) Tintern. But this is a wonderful and magical place, with well-presented displays. I'd been wanting to visit for years and wasn't disappointed.

Thank The_Baptist
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This has to be one of the loveliest and most magical historic sites, set in a fantastic valley with wonderful walks round the Teifi Pools in the nearby wilderness. The views are fabulous and there are red kites overhead. I have not visited for many...More

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Off their website.... Admission costs Adult - £4.00 Family - £11.90* Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £2.60 Disabled and companion - Free *Admits 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16 All children under 5... More
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