"Wonderful" medieval walls found near Llanrwst, Wales

Drainage work at a hotel near Llanrwst, Wales has unearthed three 13th century walls believed to have belonged to the cloister of a Cistercian abbey.

The abbey, built in 1282, after the forced move of Cistercian monks from Conwy by King Edward I, was known to have existed on the site, but the walls were the first archaeological proof discovered. The walls have been covered for preservation, but Hotel general manager David Hughes, who called the discoveries "wonderful," hopes to reopen the excavations for public viewing.