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Tintern Abbey

| Saltmills, New Ross, Wexford, Ireland
+353 51 562 650
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Oh, How I Dearly Love This Place!

Tintern Abbey is one of our “go-to” places for entertaining guests. I absolutely adore this place... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Athens, GA, United States
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Lovely location, cafe and welcome

I had an afternoon walk around the grounds of the abbey followed by a very welcome cup of tea and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Founded in 1200 AD by William, the Earl Marshall, this historic complex consists of a nave, chancel, chapel and cloister.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (84 reviews)
“guided tour” (22 reviews)
| Saltmills, New Ross, Wexford, Ireland
+353 51 562 650
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tintern Abbey is one of our “go-to” places for entertaining guests. I absolutely adore this place! It is only about ten minutes drive from Hook Lighthouse (going toward New Ross/Waterford) and worth every minute. It is free to tour the grounds but there is a...More

Thank Moppa2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had an afternoon walk around the grounds of the abbey followed by a very welcome cup of tea and scone. The cafe also sells lovely jam, we could resist and bought a few jars each! All four of us enjoyed the visit, the surrounding...More

Thank Phil2252
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a great place to take a stroll.. enjoy the weather no matter the weather.. sounds strange but it's true.. something nice about strolling through the trees here in the rain.. love this place.. great spot to unwind

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We were running late trying to get to Tintern Abbey and only had about 45 minutes to explore. Just the history of the area (where brass was first made) and the architecture of the abbey were very interesting. Also walking around the area and learning...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

You could write a mini-series focused on the history of this Abbey and the families that owned it. It has everything, Henry VIII took it from the monks, Catholic versus Protestant relatives, the Fenian up-rising and the eccentric last owner. Stop by the tea house...More

Thank donfarrell911
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visited while staying at Castle Kilkea. In addition to the Abbey, wonderful trails to walk and gardens to visit. Very much worth a 2 hour visit.

Thank briankA6628IT
Reviewed 4 November 2017

An interesting stop in the lovely Irish countryside. Castle is prettier from outside than inside (as with most buildings of this type). Great friendly staff. Interesting history

Thank Ruffino67
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Lovely ruins and grounds to explore. We had a brief introductory guided tour, but then were on our own to walk around the Abbey and grounds. There are several floors inside you can climb up to, with more exhibits inside. Since it was a sunny...More

Thank JPKC6
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Tintern Abbey is a place of gentle beauty, now well restored. The history is presented professionally. If you are in South East Ireland, visit. In fact visit if you are in Ireland at all. Stunning.

Thank JGClyne
Reviewed 28 October 2017

I have known this abbey for many years now and have followed the restorations of abbey and garden with interest. There are lovely walks around the grounds which will keep you occupied for an hour or two depending on the time you have. The walled...More

Thank Pat H
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