Basingwerk Abbey, Holywell
Aerial view of Basingwerk Abbey

Basingwerk Abbey

Basingwerk Abbey was founded in 1131 and improved in the 13th century. Much of the 12th century parts of the abbey have not survived to the present day. The 13th century dining room, the remains of some benches used for daily readings and a parlour – the only area the monks were able to speak – can still be seen today.

Basingwerk Abbey is still a significant religious site and is the starting point for the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way. The long-distance walking route stretches as far as Bardsey, known as the Island of 20,000 Saints.

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Image Credits: CADW / Visit Wales CC BY-SA 3.0

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