Abbeys and Priories of Wales
The remains of abbeys and priories in Wales contain much that is beautiful and much that is highly significant in the history of Wales. This is a guide to the remains of buildings that represent the highest expressions of the cultures, both Welsh and English, that fed the minds of their builders.
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