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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
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Tintern, Wales
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All reviewswye valleygift shopwell worth a visitthe riverbeautiful ruinsawe inspiringhenry viiicar parkcistercian monksanchor innentrance feeinformation boardsguide bookacross the roadbeautiful locationsunny dayplenty of parking
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I went here on a Sunday,parked up the road to avoid pay and display .Usually it’s about £6 to get in but it was free. Excellently preserved ruins , the architecture is awesome as it’s so big . Took some great photos.

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 4 days ago

This to be one of the best ruins I have ever visited. The building is massive, and it certainly gives you a insight into the past. There is a really good car park, which even has room for motorhomes, is also has a good size...More

Thank Tracey A
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a place I have passed many times, looked interesting but never stopped to look. But when inside what an interesting history it has. It is an enormous Abbey ruin in amazing condition for a building over 500 years old. Well worth a visit...More

Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like history with a combination of beautiful scenery Tintern is the place to go. Fair prices and plenty of amenities in the vicinity for eating etc. Found the staff there very helpful and friendly.

Thank davidwelling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Henry VIII and the breakaway from the Catholic Church due to them not allowing him to divorce. The result the devastation of churches and abbeys such as these. A great spot to visit with picturesque surroundings and bizarrely several eucalyptus trees. The size of the...More

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location on the edge of the village of Tintern, alongside the banks of the River Wye is impressive - you can see why the monks would have chosen this then remote location. The views of the wooded sides of the valley dominate even the...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So easy to close your eyes and imagine the glorious abbey setting in isolation nearly 1,000 years. A substantial part of the abbey and outbuildings survive today - a testament to building techniques and design long before the advent of heavy machinery. It is difficult...More

2  Thank Barry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That was the title of a 1988 Iron Maiden song, and the accompanying video was filmed here at Tintern Abbey. You can see why...it is haunting, atmospheric, eerie, peaceful and yet overtly dramatic all in one. The ruins leap up at you as if to...More

2  Thank Andy-S60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and easy to find. And good that they refind uou the parking fee. Really liked it and the pub across is lovely. The souvenir shop had so many nice things. Defo would come again and recommend a visit. Lovely place

Thank Cat W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great site for pictures of the awesome structure! Gift shop and restrooms available for travelers. Able to accommodate many buses of tourists. Convenient for those traveling Wye Valley.

Thank Beth J
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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