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The appeal of this exceptional Cistercian abbey remains as enduring as ever An area of outstanding beauty complemented by this outstanding beauty in stone. If only the walls could talk! The chants of countless monks echo through the masonry here...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Tintern, Wales
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All reviews wye valley gift shop well worth a visit the river awe inspiring beautiful ruins henry viii car park anchor inn entrance fee information boards guide book across the road beautiful location plenty of parking sunny day the pub
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited on Friday 11th January.Had site practically to ourselves,very peaceful and evocative ruins of one the richest monastic settlements in the British Isles. Time for picnic in the enclosed grounds followed by a short walk to local view point The Devil's Pulpit where legend says...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here on a rather miserably dull day. I can imagine it would be much more spectacular on a sunny day but then you would probably get crowds! Stepping into the main body of the Abbey was a pleasant surprise. The architecture is very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jane B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up from Bristol to go and see the Tintern Abbey. It was absolutely stunning - well worth the visit. Great gift shop and lots of information about the Abbey. Beautiful! We rounded off the visit with a picnic in the grounds of the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jeneferm2019
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do love a good ruin and they don't come better than this! we were a bit cheeky and didn't bother to pay and go in as you could see it so well from the street. Cheeky I know! Loved that the charge for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SuzannahA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did a nice walk along the river and then went into the Abbey. It's one of my favourite places I've visited in Wales. The atmosphere and history is amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lindahX2019XL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our short visit to Tintern Abbey was atmospheric and accompanied with a lot of history. With plenty of parking and a choice of cafe facilities in the same area it provides the opportunity to have a good and comfortable half day experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 28richardg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I vaguely remembered visiting as a child, and wanted to go back and see it again. Often going back to visit past events can be disappointing but I have to say, I was so pleasantly surprised that this place is as beautiful and spectacular as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank howiet1971
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place to visit for an hour. Not a huge amount to see and you can see most of the structure from the road. Of course inside you get a better sense of the place and can read the plaques telling you about each area....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CraigRLeeA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good to visit though we didn't feel the need to pay to go in as you can see most of it from the road! The entrance fee was a bit steep too. Nice cafe and pub on site. Plenty of parking.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda G
Reviewed 13 December 2018

a beautiful and peaceful place, especially good for photography. peace in a beautiful place on the outskirts or edge of wales. highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from Sandie A | Reviewed this property |
Even though it was raining when we visited we still stayed a couple of hours. The time soon flies with so much detail to take in and, due to the weather, we did not get to explore around the grounds or Tintern... More