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Tintern Abbey

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Address: Saltmills, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 51 562 650
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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The Abbey and the Walled Garden!!!

Having visited Tintern a few years ago and loved it, i knew what to expect, but what i got was a whole lot more besides. The main attraction for me and an absolute must see was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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County Wexford, Ireland
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County Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Having visited Tintern a few years ago and loved it, i knew what to expect, but what i got was a whole lot more besides. The main attraction for me and an absolute must see was the walled garden. The amount of love and dedication is self evident. Restoration began three years ago by a group of volunteers and is... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Lots of history here. There is an interesting exhibit in an enclosed room in the abbey ruins that tells the history of the abbey and how it remained in the same family for hundreds of years. There is a modest entry fee and an attendant will give you brief direction and instructions before you set off to explore. Nice picturesque... More 

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South Of England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We visited this levely abbey today and it was great, very interesting history and lots to see. We had a tour led by Brid and she was excellent very informative and extemely nice lady. I would recommend a visit here

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Beautiful setting. Romantic and picturesque ruin. Definitely worth paying to visit inside, if only to discover the incredible saga of the family which owned it, in itself an enthralling saga of the history of Ireland. And visit the beautiful walled garden, 5 minutes stroll away (Separate entrance fee, or youcan get a combined ticket)

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Long Stratton, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We do like to look at old historical buildings but there isn't much left of this one and we certainly didn't think it was worth paying money to look inside it so we just wandered around the outside and the surrounding areas which is very pretty, read the information boards and left.

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Fantastic place to visit for the whole family. I have been going to this abbey for 30 years and love how well it has been restored. The grounds have lovely walks and many places to have a picnic. There is a walled garden which has a separate entry fee. Loads of places to explore from cottage ruins to a beautiful... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

There is quite a long approach to the Abbey, which serves to heighten your expectations - and I know that I was instantly captivated! I was delighted too, at finding it open to the public and after paying my €3 and having a brief orientation chat to the staff member, I was free to explore! What I found interesting is... More 

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Dulin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Quite beautiful, lovely walks around the grounds and the views back up to the Abbey from the estuary side are magnificent. Quite relaxed, even serene beauty.

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Wicklow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Beautifully and skillfully restored Paid €4 and wandered around at our own pace The attention to detail in the restoration is second to none The buildings have all sorts of shapes where thing were improved and changed over the years You could just stand and stare for hours Well worth a visit

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This beautifully located site on the boundary of Perfidious Albion's first colony - loosely comprising The Hook Peninsula - is food for the imagination. Established by William Maréchal circ 1200 (his tomb may be visited in The Templar's Church London) this site is a monument to more than just the monks and culture of the period form the arrival of... More 

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Address: Address: Saltmills, New Ross, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 51 562 650
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wexford

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