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Valle Crucis Abbey medieval effigy

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Valle Crucis Abbey medieval effigy
Denbighshire - Llangollen, Clwyd, Wales
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Valle Crucis Abbey is a wonderful medieval monastery on the banks of the peaceful Eglwyseg River just a few miles north of Llangollen, Clwyd. Within the substantial ruins of the abbey are several ruined grave slabs of medieval monks, including this striking example.

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