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Tally Abby

Llandeilo, Wales
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Ranked #6 of 11 attractions in Llandeilo
Type: Ancient Ruins
Most recent review
- May 14, 2014
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Brecon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Decided to visit the abbey to show a friend the area A great location but a shame the church was locked A notice on the church door said to knock in the house opposite for the key When a women answered the door and I asked very politely for the key she barked who are you and what do you... More

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Limerick, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Love the abbey, but it would be really nice to have more information available at the abbey itself - perhaps also a sketch of how it looked in its glory.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

If you like your historical ruins to have atmosphere then Talley Abbey is a must visit. On an autumn day the lake ( that was the former fish pond for the monks ) could transport you Avalon. See Wikepedia for more information.

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Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The only Premonstraterian Abbey in Wales. Just a ruin but pleasant, pretty site on a nice day; next to church and Talley Lakes [wildlife sanctuary]. Access by steps only. Small parking area by gate. King Richard allegedly stayed in a house nearby. Bring your own refreshments as nearest cafe 8 miles away! Public toilets nearby. Good off-road woodland walk on... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Note it is called Talley Abbey (not Tally Abbey)! The site is open and charming. I like to sketch and paint and this was a perfect spot. There are no information boards, so if you want to know the history come prepared. We came on a Sunday morning as the the service in the next door church was ending. So... More

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Worth a visit if in area but don't go travelling to far to see. Nice little chapel next door. And view if lake.

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Cardigan, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Tally Abbey like other Abbeys in Wales such as Strata Florida was originally sited for its isolation. Talley Abbey certainly maintains this. The ruins blend into the landscape and the church nearby retains the feel of historic continuity. Hedonists may disapprove; it is hard to get to and there are no facilities. This is a place to visit and to... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

We were very keen to visit this abbeys but sadly it was very difficult to find anywhere to park which made it hard for older people like us.

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

What an interesting ruin, set in idyllic scenery. We really enjoyed walking around the site and the lake.

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tenby
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

The peace and seclusion and sense of transcendence

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