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Valle Crucis Abbey

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Stunning

This ruin of a Cistercian abbey dating back to 13th century, looks imposing from the roadside and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ann H
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York, United Kingdom
A lovely part of welsh history

A must see if visiting llangollen..they do guided tours at intervals ...also has a campsite right... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
suga11
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 29 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
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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
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Reviewed 3 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 27 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
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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.

Reviewed 7 September 2018

This abbey is a 12th century Cisterine abbey ruined in the sacking of the monasteries carried out by Henry VIII. Finding where to park was a bit of a nightmare as there are no sign posts, and we ended up driving round the adjacent car...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Celidwen1
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

First time when we visited this beautiful place. It feels so relaxing and peaceful, we had a nice picking and a lovely walk around. We took our dog with us. Definitely, we will be back.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chip008
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.

Reviewed 23 August 2018

Very interesting piece of history, but was unable to go up to the top, due to pigeons taking roost up there

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lou9393
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.
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