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Steeped in history

Originally build in a shape of a cross and once home to Benedictine Monks. Ewenny Priory's been of... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Lucy D
Ewenny, United Kingdom
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An absolute gem

This lovely 12th century church is really worth seeing. There is on road parking outside the... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Originally build in a shape of a cross and once home to Benedictine Monks. Ewenny Priory's been of historical interest for centuries. If you enjoy the outdoors you may like to access this historic wonder via Ewenny Moors. At the bridge near the Priory, you'll...More

1  Thank Lucy D
Reviewed May 24, 2018

A very odd small church that has private keep out signs all around. It appears those living beside/around don't want people visiting. There is no designated car park but there was nobody there when we went and it's down such a basic country track you...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

This lovely 12th century church is really worth seeing. There is on road parking outside the church and the old priory walls border it. For those interested in history, this is so worth visiting

2  Thank AnnePelleschi
Reviewed February 5, 2018

This fortified Priory is very close to the town of Bridgend but on a visit you have an impression of remoteness. Church is still in use if you wish to attend a service. Very serene interior with solid Norman columns. Good location for concerts.

Thank Newroaders
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We went out of our way from the M4 to see this, and it was absolutely worth it. The parking was free just outside the priory gate. The interior is one of the most beautifully pure Romanesque spaces in Wales. The Norman arcades are breathtaking...More

2  Thank SwanseaBear
Reviewed June 28, 2017

i believe this is a 12th century monastery, the little church is open to the public and well worth a viewing, then a lovely walk on the moors is a finishing touch

1  Thank penny m
Reviewed May 9, 2017

The church itself is not used to its full extent.The transept, when I first went there in1953 contained the stone coffin of William de Londres with its inscription around the edge of the sarcophagus. The wooden screen between the transept and sanctuary bears the marks...More

Thank cookebach
Reviewed February 21, 2017

It was interesting to visit this small ancient church which still has some of the fortifications aound it.

Thank Bohnjarton
Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Down a narrow Lane to access priory. Lovely ruins and church a gem. Beautiful surroundings. Cannot visit manor house as private property.

Thank maggie1966
Reviewed December 22, 2016

visited on sunday afternoon its bit off beaten track but worth finding as its nice OLD church with priory next door

Thank EbbwValeTessie
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