Tintern Abbey, Chepstow

For more than 500 years, Tintern Abbey has stood as a testament to endurance and romance amid a wild land. Founded as a Cistercian monastery dedicated to austerity, poverty, and prayer, today the structure is one of Wales most famous medieval ruins. Now an abbey open to the sky, the location attracts students of history, beauty, and art. Additional ancient buildings dot the landscape. Artists as varied as William Wordsworth, Alan Ginsberg, and Iron Maiden have drawn inspiration from these renowned picturesque sites. Bring your walking shoes and camera to capture what inspires you. Add Tintern Abbey to your Chepstow travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chepstow travel itinerary planner.
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  • The ruins of the Abbey look very impressive, particularly as on the day we visited there was a background of snow helping to highlight the stonework  more »
  • One can imagine how this place could inspire the British romantic poets. The Gothic ruins meals by vegetation, surrounded by the natural exuberance of the Forest of Dean, the stone obscured by the passage of time. Stroll through these Gothic ships semi-derruidas you moved to a magical world. Highly recommended if you're in the area.
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  • Hello everyone, I have been to this place with friends. Great place and amazing! You can have lunch right in front of the Abbey. I hope to return soon!
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  • Tinted Abbey on a cold damp May lunchtime was probably not at it's best to be fair. However, you could imagine on a nice day it would be lovely. Good parking next to the Abbey, a small shop advertising local ice cream, perhaps on another day, and a public house. The pub was warm, extensive with lots of tables, the staff friendly and the food was excellent.
  • Another beautiful Abbey destroyed by Henry V111 dissolution of monasteries. You can walk up to Devil's pulpit to take in the wonderful views of the Wye valley or enjoy a nice meal in the Anchor ⚓ public house. Best to visit during the week day, as weekends can get very busy during summer months, parking gets very limited.
  • A lovely piece of history imposing and beautiful. You can walk around and imagine the magnificence of the building at that time. A really wonderful location adds to the building and its overall presence. Regardless of whether you are driving past or looking specifically for a place to visit this site warrants a stop. You will not be disappointed
  • Stunning ruins in fab location. Worth seeing even if you can't afford entrance fee. Gift shop plus cafe for tea etc. Pub has been refurbished but staff lack training. We walked out after waiting to be served for 15 minutes and they weren't even busy.
  • An amazing ruined abbey of massive proportions. One can only walk the ruins and imagine how fantastic this place must once have been. The location is equally picturesque.
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