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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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Terrific place to explore for all the family

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Declan O
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Wexford, Ireland
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Wexford, Ireland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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152 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Ashford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I have been visiting this site since before it was adopted by OPW. It is a true success story. I am always amazed by the progress that is made in times of austerity. The monastic ruins are well interpreted. At this time of year there is no admission fee and one is free to wander round unguided ... There are... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Don't get me wrong it is beautiful place but you pay to enter ruins, small ruins. It just doesn't appeal to me personally. Worth to see but not worth to pay to enter the site.

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Scotland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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