and Monasteries in Wales
A guide to Wales, highlighting attractions, history, and visitor information.
Medieval Abbeys and Monasteries in Wales
The vast majority of monastic establishments in Wales belonged to the Cistercian order. This was partly due to the encouragement of the Norman invaders of Wales, who saw in the French-based order a means of lessening the influence of Welsh Celtic Christianity. The Cistercians generally opted for a life of simplicity and hard work in remote and inaccessible areas, though this did not stop them from building very profitable monastic houses and owning vast tracts of territory.
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11 December, 1282
Llewelyn ap Gruffudd killed near Builth
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