Ewenny Priory Church, Ewenny

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#8 of 12 in Historic Sites in Vale of Glamorgan
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Not easy to find and I honestly expected more. Is free and parking is really small. It is surrounded by a cemetery and by a flood of private parties that it is not clear what they are.
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  • It's billed as a historic Church, I turned up without searching anything about it and basically I'm not sure what I was supposed to see. Parking is a lay-by, the church is open so we wandered inside, there's a back area that has all the old pieces, floor tiles and inscribed stone. That's it, very little information, if you go here do a little research online to have some idea about what you're looking at. There is some other old buildings about but I wasn't sure if it was part of it, some parts marked as private. It's very, very peaceful here and it's amazing to thing that 900 years ago monks lived in these very rooms but I felt just as lost when I left as when I arrived.
  • Stunning setting for a wedding reception we performed at inside a Teepee in the summer, we would highly recommend this beautiful location for any couples or planners looking.
  • It has a fascinating history, tied into the 3 Norman castles at Ogmore, Coity and Newcastle Hill, with all being founded by the thieving Norman mercenaries, the “knights of Glamorgan”. It would be a pleasant destination, but it rarely seems to be open to the public and even then only sporadically and grudgingly. I can guess why. (CADW £££)
  • Stunning historic building, interesting historically and architecturally. Definitely worth a visit even if you can only catch a glimpse of the mansion house, which isn't open to the public.
  • Nice from the outside but unable to see the grounds
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