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St. Dogmaels Abbey

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Relaxing place to chill

This is a ruined Abbey with a lovely coffee shop - so what you see is what you get. Our daughter... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Llangollen, United Kingdom
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Interesting way to spend a free hour.

If you plan to visit then make sure to go on a Tuesday. There is a local food producers market... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Gwynedd, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Shingrig, St. Dogmaels SA43 3DX, Wales
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a ruined Abbey with a lovely coffee shop - so what you see is what you get. Our daughter loves playing hide and seek amongst the ancient ruins - adults too can wander around and thanks to good signage re-imagine what life used...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank philJ992
Reviewed October 12, 2018

If you plan to visit then make sure to go on a Tuesday. There is a local food producers market right next to the abbey ruins. The cafe there also serves very good coffee. The ruins themselves are free to visit, lots of nooks and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ann1070
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed exploring the Abbey ruins which are located just behind the Café Gallery Shop and date back to the 12th century. There are several information boards around the grounds which also show how the Abbey may have looked before it was demolished and explain...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank OldBear
Reviewed October 4, 2018

The Abbey was beautiful and serene a lovely walk around history, well worth a visit. It is found beside where they hold the farmers market.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BrigetteJones
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Very pretty village with its historical abbey where there is a market on Tuesdays. Not far from Cardigan Bay holiday home

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank babstal68
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We visited late in the day, after the visitor centre had closed, so we were unable to get a guide book or other information to help us. The information on the signs in the site is very basic. However, the ruins themselves give a good...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SimonMeltonMowbray
Reviewed September 21, 2018

We popped in to St Dogmaels and visited the Abbey. It is a nice ruin but with enough left to understand it. Children are safe, it is small enough to be interesting but not too much for children. On Tuesday's there is a market next...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Car parking is difficult and the market when I went only had 2 stalls....however it was rainy which might have been the reason. Not special but ok to call off with dogs if on way to poppit sands!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

It is a magical place with an amazing visitor centre with the most friendly staff and delicious food. The Abbey is interesting and the surroundings quiet and peaceful. It is well worth a visit. Plus very dog friendly Five star food rating and local produce...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank biizylizzy
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful evening watching Macbeth in the atmospheric grounds of this wonderful Abbey. Thoroughly recommend coming to see the excellent Company preform their annual production.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from AbbeyStDogmaels | Property representative |
Dogs are very welcome to come inside the cafe while their owners are dining. The abbey is also open for dogs and free entry to the small museum in the heritage centre.