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image for Historic Site item typeBasingwerk Abbey at Basingwerk Abbey (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historic Site, free entry

basingwerk Abbey

basingwerk Abbey

Details

The imposing ruins of Basingwerk Abbey, founded in 1132, was for 400 years home and workplace to the monks of the Cistercian Order until they were driven out by Henry VIII’s Dissolution Act in 1536.

During the middle ages, a thriving economic and artistic community developed around the abbey and it became the home of many Welsh poets.

The monks were the first to harness the power of the Holywell Stream, using its power to grind corn and treat the wool from their flocks of sheep.

Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Last admission 30 minutes before closing.
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Enquiries

Address

Holywell,
Flintshire,
CH8 7GD

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SJ 184761  Lat: 53.27604 Long: -3.22501

A548 north-west from Flint; after roundabout for Business Parks, the Abbey will be on the left.

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Flint station

Facilities

  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed