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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 16 September 2018 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 Abbey is impressive and English Heritage does a wonderful job of maintaining it.

1  Thank John K
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 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 impressive abbey remains. The abbey itself is rightly described as the number one abbey in Wales. The scale of the buildings, particularly the Church, with it’s amazing windows is awe inspiring. The extensive other functional buildings such as the infirmary give you an idea of not only how this abbey functioned but it’s importance. There is plenty of parking - £3 - not free even to to Cadw members but refundable if you purchase something more than that price in the Abbey shop.

1  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

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 to imagine the human resources employed to build such a place.

Entry is reasonably priced, even getting a refund on your parking charge. Information is provided on boards but not in any detail. Using them in conjunction with Wikipedia proved helpful.

2  Thank Barry H
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

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 say 'Look at me, I'm still standing after nearly 900 years'... and thanks to Cadw, it still is, as a grade I listed building, It was only around £6 to get into the grounds, which could have done with a few more information boards around, but nonetheless just wandering around, taking in the magnificent stonework is worth the entrance fee alone. See how the light plays on the masonry, and casts shadows of those Gothic towers and arches onto the grass below. Magnificent.

2  Thank Andy-S60
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Reviewed 2 September 2018 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
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