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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 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 5 August 2018 via mobile

I visit here with a family friend who lives locally. We didn’t pay to go inside as to be honest we could see everything we wanted from the road. The building is phenomenal and so worth the trip.

Thank salz_forrest
Reviewed 5 August 2018

A well preserved and maintained ruin of an interesting and extremely large abbey. effective signage and comprehensive guide books. well worth a visit when in the area. Plenty of parking gererally but looks likely to be a bit problematic at peak times. Lots of pubs...More

Thank Andykeithharris
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We stopped at the Abbey for an hour or so. Beautiful, atmospheric and interesting. NB when I asked about the £3 parking charge, I was given £3 back at the shop straightaway on production of the car park ticket.

Thank HeatherB4639
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Worth the price of admission to walk with awe through these ruins. It is spectacular and well marked with information signs in each "room." The view of the blue sky through its amazing arches and windows takes your breath away. It is truly a spiritual...More

Thank beachlife51
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

This ruined medieval abbey is beautiful, it’s shear size and the fact that so much still remains is incredible. The vast glassless windows, still with their intricate tracery, are awe inspiring and offer up lots of photo opportunities. There are info panels around the building,...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Many people park up and take photo’s from the road - fair enough. However, when you venture inside the Abbey, you truly sense the history and can imagine the lifestyle of the monks. Standing in amongst the ruins, you really get the scale of the...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We were taken there by our Welsh friend. We really enjoyed wandering around, looking at the incredible detail. So good to see slices of history looked after and preserved. Great pub within walking distance and plenty of parking.

Thank PDYR
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

I think one of my better pieces of judgement is to purchase a Cadw card, as it has meant that we have spend more time in visiting castles etc that are on Cadw's list. We spend a beautiful summers day exploring the Wye Valley, and...More

Thank cazyncymru
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Tintern Abbey on its own is stunning and relatively well preserved. But considering you have to pay 7 pounds to visit and you can get in Gloucester Abbey for free...Visit the first thing in the morning to get a parking space :) We didn`t and...More

Thank Ann V
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Came across this place early on the first morning of our trip to Wales. Didn't have time to stay, so will return again.

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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