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Llanthony Priory

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Address: Llanthony, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
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12th century ruins

Although the priory is now attached to a hotel, one can wander freely about the ruins. Reminiscent of Tintern Abbey, the stonework is exquisite. We were warned about the narrow... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Although the priory is now attached to a hotel, one can wander freely about the ruins. Reminiscent of Tintern Abbey, the stonework is exquisite. We were warned about the narrow road to the Priory and had no problems with the traffic. It is a beautiful tranquil site and well worth the visit.Highly recommended.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the camping field nearby. Great back to basics camping site with amazing views and plenty of walks starting from here. The priory is a peaceful and reflective spot and free to visit. Well worth visiting the cellar bar in the grounds of the priory. Cosy and intimate with vaulted ceiling. I can recommend the traditional cider and... More 

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Gravenhurst, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Although the Priory is a little hard to get to, it is well worth the trip. It is free to visit and has a little cafe. The ruins are amazing to see. Very awe inspiring, you can almost imagine listening to the monks.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

By turning off the mane road between Hereford and Abergavenny and after a dive along a quite narrow lane you arrive at the Priory, and its well worth the dirive, the priory, with the attached hotel look fantastic and a pleasant tranquil location, then driving out towards Brecon you are rewarded with spectacular views back along the valley and out... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

You have really got to want to come here as it's miles down a one track road whichever side you arrive from, but it's probably worth it - really peaceful and beautiful even though it's a ruin. There is a hotel nearby which we didn't visit but that might be a good option to explore the area a bit better... More 

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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I last visited Llantony Abbey over 30 years ago, with my new wife, and it was magical. We stayed in the top room in the tower, and loved it. Returning with friends for lunch after a long walk, it had not changed. We had good ploughman's lunches and good strong cider, that sent us cross-eyed, and it was just as... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Stopped in the camping field with some friends after a walk. The location is stunning and sitting out in the ruins with a cold beer is idyllic. However, found the staff serving rude and the prices a bit steep. Have eaten there before and chose not to this time, the food previously had been lovely, but very expensive for what... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Set in spectacular countryside, this is a beautiful place, steeped in history. Sheep are wandering in the fields adjacent and there is lots to see. Free entry, what's not to love about this place?

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

These ruins are in idyllic surroundings- hills, meadows, sheep- create a tranquil setting. Well worth a visit but drive carefully as the narrow winding lanes are treacherous! We met an enormous hedgecutter and had to reverse on a bendy single track closed off by view-restricting hedges. A bit scary!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Completely stumbled across this place on our rambling travels through the Brecons and I'm so glad we did. Very beautiful and tranquil place - we popped into the small church which is there as well. Lovely spot to spend some time.

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