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Valle Crucis Abbey

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The evocative ruins of Valle Crucis lie in green fields beneath Llangollen's steep sided mountains. In medival times, this was a remote spot - ideal for austere Cistercian monks, who deliberately sought out wild and lonely places. The abbey was founded in the 13th century (1201) and has fared better than many of its contemporaries against the ravages of time and neglect.

Many of the original features remain, including the west front with a richly carved doorway, rose window and 14th century inscriptions, as well as a well preserved east end of the abbey and a lovely chapter house with its striking rib-vaulted roof.







Valle Crucis Abbey
LL20 8DD

Tel: 01978 860326



Part of: Culture & Heritage categories

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B5103 from the A5, west of Llangollen, or A542 from Ruthin.

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