Thursday, August 04, 2011

Medieval wall uncovered in drains dig at hotel

Workmen carrying out drainage work at a hotel were shocked to uncover a piece of ancient history. The drains at the Maenan Abbey Hotel near Llanrwst were being dug up last week when the workers stumbled on two medieval walls underground.

They are believed to date back to the previous building on the site, a Cistercian abbey from the 13th century built by King Edward I.

Gwynedd Archaeological Trust is now investigating the findings and the owners hope they can be protected and used as an attraction for guests in the future.

Click here to read this article from the North Wales Weekly News