Valle Crucis Abbey

LOCATION

LLANGOLLEN, DENBIGHSHIRE

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Set in a deep, narrow valley, the abbey was founded for the Cistercians in 1201 by Madog ap Gruffydd. Substantial remains of the church can be seen, and some beautifully carved grave slabs have been found. There is a small exhibition on the Cistercian monks and the abbey. Photo credit: © Crown copyright (2015) Cadw

Valle Crucis Abbey
LLANGOLLEN, LL20 8DD
Phone : 01978 860326

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Portable induction loop, 1 disabled parking space
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open 31 Mar-30 Jul, daily 10-5; 31 Jul-5 Nov, Wed-Sun (Mon-Tue open but unstaffed) 10-5; 6 Nov-30 Mar, daily 10-4 (last admission 30mins before closing). Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan

About The area

Discover Denbighshire

The north-east Wales county of Denbighshire shares a name – though not the same borders – with one of Wales’s thirteen historic counties. It includes the seaside holiday towns of Rhyl and Prestatyn; the medieval county town of Denbigh; and the tiny cathedral town of St Asaph.

Pretty Llangollen in the south of the county is part of the 11-mile UNESCO World Heritage Site beginning at the Horseshoe Falls, in Denbighshire’s Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and following the Llangollen Canal along its length to Thomas Telford’s cast iron Pontcysyllte Aqueduct just over the border in neighbouring Wrexham.

Today, the county is predominantly rural, with sheep and cattle rearing in the upland areas. Much of the economy is based around tourism, with plenty of holiday cottages and B&Bs available around the seaside towns, while attractions further inland include plenty of castles – try Rhuddlan, Denbigh, Dinas Bran or Bodelwyddan – the Llangollen–Corwen heritage railway and the Victorian Ruthin Gaol.

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