Building work began on the Abbey in 1201. Eight 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.
Getting there - Road: On A542 from Llangollen, approximately 2mls/3km/. Rail: 11mls/18km Wrexham, Chester - Wrexham/Shrewsbury route. Bus: 2.5mls/4km Llangollen Bridge End Hotel, route No X5 Wrexham - Llangollen.
Dates, times and prices
29 Sep - 30 Sep 2018
10.00am - 5.00pm
Adult - Am ddim / free
Family - Am ddim / free
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - Am ddim / free
Member - Am ddim / free
Disabled and companion - Am ddim / free
Facilities and information
- A toilet is available for users with a disability and limited mobility
- Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
- Dogs on leads welcome
- No smoking
- Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
- This site is registered on the No Fly Drone website http://www.noflydrones.co.uk
Postcode LL20 8DD
Road On A542 from Llangollen, approx 3km/2mls (on RHS)
Rail 18km/11mls Wrexham, Chester-Wrexham/Shrewsbury route
Bus 4km/2.5mls Llangollen Bridge End Hotel, route No X5, Wrexham-Llangollen
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50