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Overview

Learn about 400 years of monastic life in the valley of the Water of Luce. The last monks at the time of the Reformation embraced the reformed religion and were left to live out their days in the cloister.

What to see and do

  • Soak up the same peace and solitude that the monks would have enjoyed in this secluded valley setting
  • Marvel at the chapter house built around 1500 – still roofed and complete – with its fine features and acoustics
  • See the south transept, a well-preserved fragment of 13th-century Cistercian architecture
  • Find out about monastic life in the on-site museum – on display is a fascinating collection of artefacts found here
  • Take our fun fact-finding quiz while exploring the abbey. Available on site
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