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“Really interesting - thoroughly recommended”
Review of St. Dogmaels Abbey

St. Dogmaels Abbey
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 16, 2012

We went to St Dogmaels Abbey on a beautiful, sunny day in June and it was great! We had previously visited Cilgerran Castle nearby so had bought a guidebook (which covered both sites as well as St David's Cathedral) which was excellent as it provided us with a tour around the abbey as well as an insight into the day-to-day life of the monks living there. However, there were also information boards dotted around the site which were useful.

The information centre contained some more history and background as well as a café which was doing a roaring trade.

You can get here by bus or it's a pleasant, easy walk from nearby Cardigan, which is also worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Reviewed January 15, 2012

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.

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