Visiting Strata Florida

Strata Florida lies at the head of steep-sided valley, 1km east of Pontrhydfendigaid. The village stands at the northwest shore of Cors Caron peat bog, a National Nature Reserve, on the B4343 between Devil’s Bridge and Tregaron at the junction with the B4340 to Aberystwyth. The turning for the Abbey, just south of the bridge across the Afon Teifi that gives Pontrhydfendigaid its historical name, is marked by brown leisure signs.

Post code: SY25 6ES. OS grid reference: SN 7467 6569

Whether visitors want to learn about the area’s history and stories, explore the countryside, or take a moment for quiet reflection and inspiration, there is plenty to do.

The car park opposite the Cadw site is free. From here, visitors can go to the Abbey itself, visit St Mary’s church and churchyard to see the memorial to the poet Dafydd ap Gwilym, or follow footpaths into the ancient Abbey woodland and mountain sheep pastures to the south and east, or along the river to the west.

More ambitious walkers, cyclist and horse riders can follow the forestry road up into the hills or visit the restored holy well at Pantyfedwen.

Planning your visit

The Abbey and visitor centre - allow 1 hour
Churchyard and eastern precinct - allow 1 hour
Riverside walk - allow 1.5 hours
Woodland walk - allow 2 hours
Pantyfedwen - allow 2 hours

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