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Tintern Abbey

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Address: Saltmills, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 51 562 650
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Description: Founded in 1200 AD by William, the Earl Marshall, this historic complex...
Founded in 1200 AD by William, the Earl Marshall, this historic complex consists of a nave, chancel, chapel and cloister.
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I did the tour of Tintern Abbey with a guide called Brid. She was very knowledgeable and shared her info with fun and enthusiasm. She showed an affinity with the place and its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I did the tour of Tintern Abbey with a guide called Brid. She was very knowledgeable and shared her info with fun and enthusiasm. She showed an affinity with the place and its owners which was refreshing and grabbed the attention. Well done Brid

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely visit to this beautiful spot, historic ruined abbey and river walks, followed by Colclough gardens, also quite beautiful. Would highly recommend a visit here. A tranquil idyllic place full of history and quiet beauty.

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The walks are fantastic and they keep extending all the woodland paths. When you visit Tintern Abbey leave plenty of time for the trails through the woods. Particularly nice is walk past the visitor centre and turn right just before crossing the bridge. Follow this track and one option is a full loop of the grounds. It is about 3km... More 

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Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Get little Gem nestled in the outskirts of the village of Saltmills. Lovely scenery and well worth a visit.

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County Wexford, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Having never visited Tintern Abbey, I didn't really have any expectations and went there with an open mind. Located quite a way out of New Ross town, directions to the abbey were scarce, but it was still quiet easy to locate using my phone's maps. After parking, I walked down and explored the Colclough Gardens first, which are reason alone... More 

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Carrickfergus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Visited Tintern Abbey as part of a tour of Hook Head and following friends' recommendation. Beautifully maintained grounds with interesting and informative displays on the ground floor. Unfortunately we weren't able to access the upper floor, due to Husband's mobility issues. Also visited the coffee shop for a snack, but found the service to be exceedingly slow; the cake was... More 

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Booleroo Centre
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

One of the few summer days available and we chose to visit this amazing place. I makes the mind work over time trying to comprehend just how wonderful this place must have been

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Athens, GA, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Loved Tintern Abbey!! There is so much more to see than just the Abbey. There is a cottage, a ruined house, a ruined cottage, an old church, and walled gardens (extra fee). Our guests said they felt as though they were in Sherwood Forest (from the Robin Hood movies). Give yourself at least a half a day since there are... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was my third visit to Tintern Abbey, the first being over 30 years ago when we were the only people present at what appeared to be a ruined castle in lush countryside. On the second visit - from a boat anchored near Saltmills - renovations by OPW were well underway We visited the various parts of the abbey /... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Started our trip along the south of Ireland with a stop here to pick up a Heritage card and managed to get the first tour of the day with a most knowledgeable guide. This property stayed in the same family for over 400 yrs.

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