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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, Cultural
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Owner 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great way to pass a few hours & let the kids burn off some energy. We all enjoyed our day out here. On a nice day it would be a great place to have a picnic.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I've reviewed Tintern Abbey before. It has to be one of my favourite locations in south east Ireland. I have walked and painted here on and off for almost twenty years. But it was only this year that we visited the Walled Garden for the first time - well, it has only been 'visitable' in its present state for a... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Took a walk through the forest to Tintern Abbey and it's definitely worth the walk. You discover so much more. Beautiful place and I love the scent through the forest :)

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Wexford, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

my son and i traveled on a wed to see here on the way to the hook we meet a lovely young girl who answerd all my questions i asked about the opw card and i got all the info i needed we ate in there little cafe there and the food was something else im a hard person to... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visited the Abbey as had seen pictures of it on another website. It was an amazing building in it's day, a shame to see it in ruin though. The OPW seem to have put some work into upgrading it but alot more could be done. Our tour guide was a nice lady but it was very confusing at the start... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It rained all day so this was perfect, All the walks have some shelter, planting amongst the ruins are lovely. We did not get into the walled garden - we would have been drenched - but it looked well worth a visit.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A beautiful setting for a walk with a picnic. The staff were very friendly. The guide was excellent and brought the history to life. Tearoom was excellent as well. Thank you

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Tintern Abbey is worth visiting. The staff is very friendly. The story about the family who concerted the abbey to a home when The Church of England ended abbeys and other catholic institutions. The first two generations of owners, Colclough, had two wives, one Church of England, one Protestant with several children with each wife to protect the family estate... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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68 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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