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Tintern Abbey, Chepstow

Categories: Missions, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web
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. To visit Tintern Abbey and get the most from your holiday in Chepstow, create itinerary details personal to you using our Chepstow trip itinerary builder.
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  • This is an imposing, magnificent, inspiring structure. I could see first hand why so many painters went here to capture it. The village across the way is touristy, but it does not encroach upon the se...  read more »
  • This is a wonderful place to visit. We went there on a Sunday afternoon, on a glorious Autumn day and it was breathtaking. The ruin of the Abbey is amazing, so much bigger than I imagined and beautifu...  read more »
  • The whole area is laid out well with very informative displays and information boards. the visitor centre is well worth a visit. 
  • Just superb! Beautifully set by the river and framed by woods this is a justly famous site and not to be missed by anyone in the area. Looks huge and awe inspiring from the outside but much better appreciated from inside. Entrance fee reasonable and plenty of information on boards around site. Not to be missed!
  • This was an awesome place to visit! When you arrive make sure to bring the other half of your parking stub to the entrance because they refund the cost of parking when you by a ticket. Also, right after you walk out the glass doors towards the Abbey (the toilets will be on your right) turn left and read the information about the lives of the people who lived/worked in the Abbey. The best info is there and helps you understand the rest of the readings on the inside. Enjoy!
  • The ambience and history is fantastic. I love the place and have been a few times. Well recommended.
  • Amazing ruins of what must have been a very impressive abbey.
  • Spectacular ruins, well worth a visit. Great for photographers to find lovely interesting angles and light effects.
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