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image for Historical Event item typeOpen Doors at Valle Crucis Abbey

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Open Day, Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017, free entry

Historical Event

Historical Event

Details

Building work began on the Abbey 1201. Seven centuries later and the abbey is one of the best preserved in Wales. Even the monks' fishpond is still full of water! Valle Crucis Abbey suffered a serious fire and numerous attacks but went on to earn a reputation for its appreciation of the literary arts. In 1535 it was ranked the second richest Cistercian monastery after Tintern. This new found wealth and hospitality didn't last long. Valle Crucis was duly dissolved by royal decree in 1537.

Although admission is free to this event, this is a ticketed event.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Picnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep Open Doors

Contact

Enquiries

01978 860326

Address

Llangollen,
Denbighshire,
LL20 8DD

Location

Directions

Plan route to Valle Crucis Abbey using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SJ 202442  Lat: 52.98933 Long: -3.18901

Entering Llangollen from the east on the A5, turn right in the centre onto the A542 signed for Ruthin (approaching from the west, this turn is signed A539 for Ruabon), left at a T junction for the A542 and after 2 miles, the Abbey is signed to the right.
Bus: 4km/2.5 miles Llangollen Bridge End Hotel, route No X5, Wrexham-Llangollen

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Ruabon station

Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups