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Valle Crucis Abbey

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Great find

We found this place while looking for a different ruin, but so glad we came across it, in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gooner66iw
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
Small but interesting

Valley Crucis Abbey is beautiful & really is a ancient gem hidden in the Llangollen valley. Not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessica M
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Wrexham, 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

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

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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.

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a lovely abbey - if you can ignore the camp site it appears to be located in. Theoretically there is no toilet.

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

we attended our Granddaughters wedding here in June ...what a fantastic weekend.the Abbey is the most romantic place to have your marriage blessed. We stayed on site in one of the cottages which was wonderful. .can't explain just how good it was ...

Thank bazzaCheshire
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Valle Crucis Abbey is really interesting and a lovely spot for a stop on the way to Llangollen just nearby. It is very well looked after and preserved, but the film archive is a bit dated and could do with updating.

Thank 52Jeanni29
Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

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

Reviewed 31 July 2018

Valle Crucis is interesting for these that like British history.There are many glimpses into ages past. The ruins are well kept. The entry price is reasonable. But why, oh why, plant a modern caravan site right next door? What happened at the local planning stage?

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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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