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In pictures: Valle Crucis Abbey

Valle Crucis Abbey

Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen, is a Cistercian abbey founded in 1201

Valle Crucis Abbey

The Cistercians favoured lonely locations for their abbeys and this would have been a remote spot when they founded an abbey here

Valle Crucis Abbey

Despite being in ruins now the abbey still has many interesting features

Valle Crucis Abbey

Features including the remains of these windows give some idea of the scale of the building

Valle Crucis Abbey

A monastic fish pond was established at the abbey

Valle Crucis Abbey

The site is now cared for by CADW

Valle Crucis Abbey

An interpretation centre allows visitors to learn more about the history of the site. Plus, use the link (right) to Pentrefelin to find out more about the monks

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