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Tintern Abbey

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Address: | Saltmills, New Ross, Wexford, Ireland
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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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Beautiful Walks

Sadly the abbey wasnt open but the walks around the gardens are stunning. 5 different routes to choose from and after a while you can follow your own. Will be back when the abbey... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
cl m
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Dublin
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Dublin
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123 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly the abbey wasnt open but the walks around the gardens are stunning. 5 different routes to choose from and after a while you can follow your own. Will be back when the abbey is open and maybe on a less chilly day, december rain!

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Thank cl m
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Absolutly beautiful!!! Perfect for a day trip and then go to JFK which is 5 miles away, defiantly drive up the mountain for one of the best views!!!

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Wexford, Ireland
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We are frequent visitors to this place, mainly for the lovely trails and walks. The abbey is also worth a visit and gives you a good feel for the history of the area. The walled garden is impressive and well laid out. Recommend to everyone.

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Surrey, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

This Tintern Abbey is quite a bit smaller than it's "Mother House " in Wales but still very impressive. The walks around and along the river are absolutely beautiful. We were there in October ,had beautiful weather and wonderful fall colors.There certainly is an atmosphere of history in that area and it is easy to imagine the monks setting out... More 

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1 Thank WENONAH47
Wexford, Ireland
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

A beautiful ruin with a backdrop of a river and woods, if you want to exercise there are a few different walks within the area. Not to be missed if you visit Co Wexford

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Ireland
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74 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Tintern Abbey is but a ruin now, but it is a beautiful place to visit for any age group, where one can spend a few hours. There are several walks through the woods, picnic tables, a beautifully restored walled garden, a lime kiln, and the highlight of it all, the Abbey itself, going back 800 years. The Abbey is located... More 

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Lexington, Ohio
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145 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Pretty place to visit! It's a beautiful place to take pictures. I wouldn't go far out of the way to visit this place though.

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1 Thank brizee06
Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Lovely place to visit, not impressed that you have to pay an entrance fee just to visit the cafe, very cheeky! To be fair I'm not sure if any one would go in otherwise as there really isn't much to see. The toasted sandwich with chutney that we had was gorgeous and the reason I have bumped my ratings up!... More 

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I love old Castles, Abbeys etc and found Tintern Abbey by accident. I was not let down. The fees were cheap, the tour guide absolutely fantastic, and the atmosphere just amazing. There was not rush and questions were allowed be asked freely. The tea rooms are incredibly quaint, the staff so nice and the coffee and cake are heavenly. To... More 

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San Francisco, California
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89 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We visited the garden on our drive around the Hook peninsula. It was very lovely and lots of history,

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