Basingwerk was originally a Savigniac monastery founded in 1131 under the patronage of Ranulf, Earl of Chester. In 1147 the house became a Cistercian establishment, and in 1240 Dafydd ap Llywelyn gave the monks the church and shrine of St. Winifred at Holywell.
Greenfield Valley Museum and Heritage Park,
Wales, CH8 7GH
A marvellous 13th century Cistercian abbey in a green, steep-sided valley north of Llangollen. Valle Crucis features a superb west front with a rose window, a virtually intact monk's dormitory with a display of medieval grave sculptures, and a suite of 15th century rooms for the abbot. Llantysilio,
Wales, LL20 8DD