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Valle Crucis Abbey

Lantysillio, Llangollen LL20 8DD, Wales
+44 1978 860326
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Worth £4

The entry fee is worth the hour or so i spent here at peace, admiring the ruins. Apparently the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen S
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Leyland, United Kingdom
Great piece of history

What a fantastic place to visit for an hour or so. Amazing ruins and a great look into the past... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul H
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Ormskirk, 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

The entry fee is worth the hour or so i spent here at peace, admiring the ruins. Apparently the most in-tact Abbey ruin in Wales ?? Dont qute me! I sat and ate my packe dlunchin the sun too, was lovely place to do so.

Thank Helen S
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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic place to visit for an hour or so. Amazing ruins and a great look into the past. You can get some fantastic photographs.

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Visted briefly during a longer walk. It is amazing it is still standing after so long. when we visited it was a very peaceful place but I would imagine it could get busy.

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We revisited this site in winter - it was as haunting as ever, and Graham took some good photos. I imagined a line of monks retreasting along the skyline. Terrible damage by henry v111

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

The Abbey ruins are in a lovely tranquil setting, well worth a visit and dogs are welcome on a lead.

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

lovely Abbey ruins that you can walk around at your own pace. Well worth a visit. The guide ticket office was not open at the time but you could still gain free access.

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

The ruins can be found down the bottom of a small hill, past a farm. To the left is what appears to be a caravan site. Parking is limited and available just outside the Abbey entrance, on the hill. We arrived late PM and the...More

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

We visited in January when it's free entry and the visitor centre is closed. Pop in if you're passing and carry on up the horseshoe pass for the views.

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Cadw_Wales, other at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2018

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Its a quiet place to visit, beautiful destination and worth the effort to find. You can't spend too much time there as its a ruin, but there are walks in the area to participate in

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Cadw_Wales, other at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2018

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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Went here on a bit of a walk down memory lane as I used to camp here with mates as a teenager and to be honest in 40+ years nothing has changed. The Abbey is what it is a beautifully well kept relic from the...More

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Cadw_Wales, Custodian at Valle Crucis Abbey, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Thank you for your review of the Abbey. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. During the summer season when the visitor centre/shop is open the admission is charged however this will include access to the audio visual presentation in the summer house at...More

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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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