Sat in the Remote Llanthony Valley are the ruins of Llanthony Priory Locked away in the Vale of Ewyas beneath the beautiful Black Mountains. This beautiful priory dates back to around 1100 when Norman Knight William de Lacy founded a hermitage here when he – untypical of the times – abandoned war and embraced religion. By 1118 Llanthony had become a monastery of Augustinian canons, which continued until it was suppressed in 1539.
The priory is a Grade I listed building as of 1 September 1956 and a fantastic walking spot with many routes for the avid walker, including
The Offa’s Dyke Path which runs close by on Hatterrall Ridge overlooking the Llanthony Valley, and marks the Wales–England border.
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