St. Dogmaels Abbey
St. Dogmaels Abbey
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
The 12th century ruined abbey is nestled next to the Teifi estuary in the authentic coastal village of St Dogmaels, only a 5 minute drive from Cardigan town and the beautiful sandy beach at Poppit Sands. Free entry to the ruined abbey is available all year and the site has an excellent cafe, museum and shop in their eco Coach House (next to the Abbey and the the working watermill Y Felin) The museum contains some of the earliest Christian stones made from bluestone (the same stone found at Stonehendge) and a collection of medieval carved stones that once adourned the abbey. The child friendly centre has a computer reconstruction and virtual and audio tours of the abbey are available. There is a weekely Tuesday Farmers market at the abbey and annual outdoor Shakespeare plays on the first week of August and an annual Medieval Fair on the August Bank holiday. Parking is available next to the Abbey and a short 4 minute walk away in the centre of the village.
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ThinkingThoughts
Warrington, UK38 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
Fairly extensive ruins with information boards at pertinent points around the site. Grass a little long so had to make a return visit as I didn't fancy walking in ankle deep grass to read the boards in the sandals I was wearing. Fantastic views of the area from the top of the bank.
Written May 22, 2022
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Oliver R
Neath, UK21 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Perhaps the most scenic location of any of Wales’s abbey ruins, it’s not hard to visualise St Dogmael’s in a more complete form. A scenic duck pond lies next to the Abbey by the Mill - the area is packed with multiple eras of history. A group of youngsters were playing football there while we visited - we did wince ever time the ball smacked against the centuries-old walls.
Written March 2, 2023
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emileee83
Lower Brailes, UK558 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
The reviews looked good and we’re all about the outdoor activities at the moment. There is parking right outside and its all free.

The Abbey is amazingly well kept with great signage telling you about its history. It doesn’t take too long to walk around but if you’re passing I would say it is worth a visit. There is a lovely cafe with outside seating that overlooks it as well. Fantastic on a sunny day.
Written October 17, 2020
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boxersaregreat
Sutton in Ashfield, UK581 contributions
Sep 2020
Stopped here after visiting cardigan in wales. Easy to find. Parked near the visitors center/ cafe and church. Walked through the church yard then onto the abbey grounds. Well kept , lots of information and also met some friendly locals. Well worth a visit if in the area.
Written September 17, 2020
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Roz
Birmingham, UK29 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We walked round the ruins one afternoon in the sun. Nice to be able just to walk round & read the boards. Very close to mill where fresh bread sold & mill pond. Market is also by abbey ruins on a Tuesday.
Written September 30, 2020
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Bob2228
Wolverhampton194 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
We visited the fascinating pile on a wet day,but still enjoyed the sights and it was all free.So rare these days not to have to put one`s hand in one`s pocket!
The only disappointment was that the church was locked. By the way,staff in the coach house very obliging.
Written December 29, 2014
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pepper_mint_patti_11
St. Dogmaels, UK532 contributions
Aug 2011 • Couples
This is another hidden gem of a place missed out for some reason by tour guides. Beautiful ruined Abbey next to a church, eco tourist centre (grass roof) with small museum contained old celtic stones and very good café (eaten here twice , delicious homity pie and soup). Free to go round but also next to a small duck pond that looks like it's from a Beatrix Potter book and a lovely working water mill. Very helpful staff and locals and would strongly recommend a visit - a great place to visit even on a wet day.
Written January 15, 2012
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philski74
Swansea, UK305 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
We hadn't researched or deliberately visited the Abbey in St Dogmaels, but we found it whilst walking the stunning coastal path.
The whole area is beautiful and the presence of such a well preserved history is an added bonus. There's a stone that is the origin of translation of Ogham (ancient Irish) and some amazing historical facts.
The grounds are well kept and there is plenty of information about the Abbey and its construction/use over the past 1,000 years.
Definitely a good place to take a break from your coastal walk and find out something that probably should be better known.
Written May 10, 2021
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Richard
Llandybie, UK429 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Well laid out ruins of the Abbey with information boards, with church adjoining and cafe. Peaceful setting.
Written October 14, 2020
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Basilfaulty43
Criccieth, UK54 contributions
Dec 2019
The cafe is friendly with excellent home cooked lava pie, salad with gorgeous coleslaw, soup and coffee.
I also bought three interesting books.
The abbey is free to walk around - so all in all this was good value for money!
Good staff too.
Thank you.
Written December 30, 2019
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