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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
57 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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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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