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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 reviews wye valley gift shop well worth a visit the river beautiful ruins awe inspiring henry viii car park cistercian monks anchor inn entrance fee information boards guide book across the road beautiful location sunny day plenty of parking
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

Glad we went in the morning, not many there so had time to really look around. Take good boots if you want to walk around, dew on the ground could get your feet wet. Also if you have time there is a wlk by the...More

Reviewed 16 November 2011

We came here as part of our Trafalgar itinerary. There was an entry fee of 2 or 3 GBP to go inside the Abbey but we didn't go in as we arrived only 10 mins before closing. We viewed the exterior of the Abbey and...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2011

We went in Autumn and the backdrop was just beautiful!! Rolling hills with copper leaves. The Abbey itself is amazing, We also had a Sunday roast at the Abbey Hotel just across from the Abbey, and it was the best we ever had!! Cheaper than...More

Thank sarahjharrison
Reviewed 14 November 2011

I prefer to visit old ruins rather than old building still standing, as to me, they are more dramatic, and hold more history. Just before you get to the gates of the entrance, at the back of the visitors centre you are presented with what...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 14 November 2011

stopped en route to hereford. amazing structure. we didnt go in the abbey. the walks around the woods and river are great, too. 10 mins up the road is the water mill, another must see.

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Reviewed 8 November 2011

I stumbled upon Tintern Abbey by accident when travelling with work. It was beautifully lit up during the night and I only wish that I could have gone inside. I didn't get the opportunity to visit during the day but if I would definitely go...More

Thank Spuriosity
Reviewed 18 October 2011

beautiful spot and great pub opposite, very child friendly

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Reviewed 21 September 2011

When Henry Vlll dissolved the abbeys, the vultures didn't leave much behind. But here, not to far from Chepstow, lies the bones of an architectural gem. The complex here at Tintern is staggering. And one can only wonder at its grandeur in its heyday. Because...More

Thank Owain
Reviewed 4 September 2011

Tintern Abbey is on everyone's agenda, but that is testimony to its powerful attraction, not a deterent. The ruins are dramatic, the setting on the Wye river splendid, and the overall experience powerful. The trip from Cardiff by train and bus is a bit of...More

Thank Samuel S
Reviewed 3 September 2011

Whenever I take visitors to Tintern Abbey their first reaction is one of excitement at the sight of its lovely location and then of disappointment at the sight of its ruins. But then I start telling them about life in its heyday and how the...More

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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