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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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Peace and Tranquility

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
30 helpful votes 30 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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