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The serene ruins of Cymer Abbey stand in a lovely setting beside the River Mawddach. The abbey was founded by Cistercian monks in a typically remote setting. Even by the austere standards of the Cistercians, life must have been hard at Cymer - the abbey suffered badly during the troubled 13th century, the wars between England and Wales probably accounting for the failure to complete the original plan of the church.

Although not as extensive as other Cistercian houses in Wales, Cymer rewards visitors with a telling insight into the way of life of this enterprising order of monks. Particularly impressive are its great windows, arches and an unusual tower.

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Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Travelling west on the A470 Dolgellau bypass, continue past the A483 Tywyn junction and turn next right where signed to the Abbey.

Cymer Abbey (Cadw)

Type:Historic Site

Vaynor Farm, Llanelltyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HE

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Tel0300 025 6000

Opening Times

* 1 April 2020 - 31 October Daily 10.00am - 5.00pm
1 November - 31 March 2021 Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
Last admission 30 minutes before closing

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