This summer we are continuing the excavation of a house platform at Cwmffwrn Farm near Abbeycwmhir, Radnorshire. This research is helping us to gain a greater understanding of the history of our Welsh uplands, the rich history of the countryside, which…

Between 2009 and 2023 Jenny Hall and Paul Sambrook of Trysor undertook a series of upland archaeological field surveys in the Elenydd hills, which include lands formerly included within the upland granges of the Cistercian abbey at Strata Florida. The…

This grant will enable us to work alongside Trysor archaeological and heritage services to gain a greater understanding of the history of our Welsh uplands, the rich history of the countryside, which is an important part of the story of…

The Cistercian order enjoyed a close relationship with the people of Wales, but what role did they play in the development and proliferation of Welsh language and culture? The border monasteries of central-eastern Wales were sited in a melting pot…

Madeleine Gray is Professor Emerita of Ecclesiastical History at the University of South Wales. She has close links with a number of heritage and community organisations, including the Church Monuments Society. She has published extensively on late medieval and early…

Abbey Cwmhir Heritage Trust offers tours of the abbey remains and the village.  A public tour is available each autumn - please look at our events page for the relevant date.  The Trust also runs bespoke tours for interested groups,…

  The Exhibits   Activity pamphlets for children   Hunt the Mason Marks in the Ruins   Route descriptions for Community Heritage Walks   A free Quick Tour Guide of the Abbey is available as a leaflet to take with…

Heritage Research Discussion Group Zoom - Second Monday of each month 7.30pm If you would like to join this discussion group, please contact Mel at history.cwmhirabbey@gmail.com.  Recordings of discussions so far can be found here Friday 12th July - Monday…

IMPROVED ROUTE NOW INCLUDES OPTION TO AVOID MOST ROAD WALKING A circular walk through forestry, farmland and country lanes Distance: 3.6 kms/2.2 miles Difficulty: Easy Duration: 1 hour Route descriptions for this walk are available here Sugar Loaf Community Heritage…

We are very keen to encourage young people to learn about Cwmhir Abbey and our village, so we have prepared an activity pamphlet, aimed at families with primary age children, that includes an engaging range of topics: - Introduction to…