55 Mins from our holiday cottages
29 Miles from our holiday cottages
Strata Florida Abbey, Abbey Road, Ystrad Fflur, Ceredigion
SY25 6ES (Sat Nav)
Tel: 01974 831261
Strata Florida Abbey is a beautiful, and historically important site
Strata Florida translates from Latin simply as the Vale of Flowers. It is in an impressive setting with wonderful views and a large sculpture made of railway sleepers on the overlooking hill.
The Cistercian monks of the Middle Ages were quite the entrepreneurs. They sought wild and lonely places to practise their religion but, and used this rural location near Tregaron to amass vast amounts of land to farm thousands of income-generating sheep.
Strata Florida quickly became a site of huge religious significance in Wales and a natural home for Welsh culture. Dafydd ap Gwilym, one of the best known of Wales’s medieval poets, is buried here under a yew tree.
The majesty of the huge carved west doorway gives an appreciation of how impressive the Abbey was. The plan of the church can still be seen and some of the original richly decorated tiles from the abbey are still intact. One of them, ‘Man with the Mirror’, depicts a medieval gentleman admiring himself in a mirror!
Dates, times and prices
3 November 2014 - 31 March 2015 Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm
Free entry during this period
1 April - 2 November 2015 Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm
Adult - £3.50 Family - £10.50* Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £2.65
Facilities and information
Car park - Dogs welcome - Exhibition - Gift shop - No smoking - Refreshments
There is a grass-surfaced car park 50 metres away, approx. 40 spaces
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The Byre holiday cottage is a single storey barn conversion.
Stallion Valley has been designed to be properly dog friendly, and has a wide range of dog friendly facilties.
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