Talley Abbey

As we continued our exploration of Wales, we travelled through the stunning countryside


of the Brecon Beacons.


The view from this bridge in the morning light was gorgeous.


We even found our dream renovation project.


Llwyn-On reservoir is the largest of the three reservoirs in the Taf Farw Valley. Completed in 1926, the 150 acre reservoir is a popular fishing spot.


Our route took us past Talley Abbey, a ruined former monastery in the village of Talley.


Founded in 1184 by Lord Rhys for the monks of the Premonstratensian order (White Canons), the abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII.


The villagers used the stone to build the present village and the Parish church of St. Michael, next door to the ruins.


The surrounding countryside was beautiful.


The nearby lakes were used for fish farming to support the monks.


There was such an air of tranquility, I wouldn’t mind living in Talley.

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