Talley Abbey

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

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of the Brecon Beacons.

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

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We even found our dream renovation project.

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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.

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

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

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

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The surrounding countryside was beautiful.

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

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

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