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Tintern Abbey, Chepstow

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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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TripAdvisor
  • Never thought that a ruins could be so different but the lighting and the colour surrounding this old abbey changes from day to day. Parking is reasonable. Especially in weekday evenings and the tea r...  more »
  • Driving into Tintern the Abbey is a landmark and next to the river Wye one can understand how this setting was decided upon for a monastic home.  more »
  • We had been driving for a while and needed a break so stopped here. The grounds were closed but we walked around the premise and took photos. The abbey has the ghostly magnificent. We also took a walk...  more »
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  • Nice place the abbey is very well kept it has survived the ages quite well it a wonder to watch. The area around has a pub and a few shops including a tea room. In the pub every is above 10 pounds the tea room is well cheap and they serve nice food. The abbey shop is lovely the Welsh knows how to make heritage shops they sell tapestry's, jewellery and other things including the wooden sword and bow for the kids. The river is really nice and the forest is also very good.
  • 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!
  • What can I say? Absolutely beautiful. Lovely tea rooms and gift shop. The Abbey is stunning!!
  • Beautifully saved and definitely worth the visit. Parking, cafe and pub. Tintern village is lovely and of course, the river and forest setting is stunning
  • Nice place though the usual tourist shops are inexpensive -IF YOU PARK HERE IT'S £3 BUT YOU CAN REDEEM THIS WHEN YOU BUY SOMETHING AT THE LITTLE CAFE PUB OR TOURIST SHOP