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Worth 10 minutes of your time

About a mile off the main road, itโ€™s worth turning off past the caravan park to look at the ruins... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Off the beaten

It's well sign posted, and needs to be because it is well off the beaten, but once you get there... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
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1, Abbey Green, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL20 2HE, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Medieval Lords and Princes of all persuasions liked to ensure their salvation by having pet monks say prayers for them as often as possible. That way they could do pretty much whatever they liked and God would turn a blind eye. Or at least that...More

Thank hopehousecottage
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

About a mile off the main road, itโ€™s worth turning off past the caravan park to look at the ruins of this tiny unfinished abbey. Henry VIII had done his usual, but there are still pretty arches, towers and a feeling of peace.

Thank Stessy35
Reviewed 2 August 2018

An interesting bit of history. Free entry and well labelled, you can imagine what it would have looked like in its hey day. Lovely walk down to the bridge and river, watched huge trout leaping for flies.

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Not far off the main road lies this lovely small abbey ruin. There is a free car park from which on may walk a gentle 300 yds. down a slight slope through a camping park to the entrance gate in the hedge which surrounds it....More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Am...what to say...small beautiful ruins that are well maintained ๐Ÿ˜„ nothing special around but nice to see. If you are nearby check it out.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Tripadvisor i noticed said duration is 2-3hrs. This is not the case, 30mins tops. However, still beautiful and a wonderful piece of history. Grass and surroundings are well kept. Dogs welcome and there is free entry and free parking.

Thank Harijoy
Reviewed 21 February 2018

In a recent Wednesday afternoon, Hubby and I were driving along the main road between Dolgellau & Llanelltyd when we saw the brown Cadw sign for Cymer Abbey. We turned off and followed the signs down a country lane. We then turned into the Vanner...More

Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed 23 January 2018

It's well sign posted, and needs to be because it is well off the beaten, but once you get there you are presented with a charming ruin of an abbey. There's not much of it left, but if you read up on it there was...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The abbey is just a ruin but beautifully between mountains and near what looks like a holiday trailer park. Interesting to look at the information sign and take some nice pics from a good angle so you can avoid the trailers.

Thank 197netherlands197
Reviewed 22 December 2017

This place is well worth visiting, but it needs a little more development and easier access (it is kind of hidden).

Thank TwCat
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