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Tintern Abbey

Saltmills, New Ross, Ireland
+353 51 562 650
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Description: Founded in 1200 AD by William, the Earl Marshall, this historic complex consists of a nave, chancel, chapel and cloister.
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Dublin, Ireland
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130 reviews 130 reviews
54 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Having seen many abbeys in Ireland, I wasn't sure if it was worth stopping at another one, but Tintern Abbey didn't disappoint. The abbey itself was great to explore but the surrounding area was also very nice. There are church and village ruins, trails through wooded areas, and a walled garden within walking distance of the abbey. Note that there's... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We arrived for the last tour and were told that the guide had gone on with other visitors. We were charged full price to have a look around. We would pick up the guide on the way around..... we had a look around and there is some good work done here. However, when we met up with the guide we... More

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Wexford Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Just paid a visit to the Colclough Walled Gardens at Tintern Abbey. Its absolutely fabulous, such beautiful wild flowers and what a brilliant restoration. Even though Im local, I didnt realise we had such a fantastic amenity on our doorstep. If you're in the area dont miss a visit to these fantastic gardens and thank you to James for such... More

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Once again we arrived just as the place was closing so we had a look around the grounds and then walked over to the bridge over the river and experienced a very tranquil place. I hope this wasn't because it was closed but because it was a beautiful place. We then walked to the old church yard and had a... More

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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96 reviews 96 reviews
31 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Spectular abbey & walled gardens, beautiful walks through the estate, great tour guides. All over a great way to spend a couple of hours. Not to be missed when in the area. Wexford has so much to offer, must be a well kept secret, as I saw no tour busses.

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80 reviews 80 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A very pleasant walk. Don't miss the walled garden and the restoration work that they are doing there. The staff are just charming.

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Wexford, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

There was plenty to do with various walks, historic tours of the abbey, a restaurant and much more. The tour guides were friendly, funny and knew their facts very well. Colclough walled garden was beautiful with various flowers in bloom and was full of colour. The tour was very interesting and the tour guide made it fun. The restaurant was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went for Sunday morning walk to tintern abbey and took in woodland stroll and walk around beautifully restored colclough gardens.just gorgeous,great way to get fresh air and exercise kids loved it too.we finished up having lovely lunch with fabulous coffee in newly refurbished Cafe(after previous malicious fire) highly recommend this attraction.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We decided to go even though the weather was a bit iffy we walked down to the walled garden witch is down through a wonderful wood and the garden is really good spoke to head gardener who told us about the work being done and on going, the abbey is a ruin know but the cafe which has only just... More

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129 reviews 129 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Really beautiful abbey in the county of Wexford. It's in need if some further work but this also adds to the charm, stroll around the grounds and definately check out Colclough walled gardens.

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