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Address: north on the A466, up the Wye valley, Chepstow NP16 6SE, Wales
Phone Number: (0) 1291 689251
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Fantastic dramatic ruins. You only get to appreciate the size of the abbey when you walk through it. Very informative and atmospheric. Excellent location as well lots to see and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Jane T
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Whitecroft
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic dramatic ruins. You only get to appreciate the size of the abbey when you walk through it. Very informative and atmospheric. Excellent location as well lots to see and do.

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Thank Jane T
Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely ruin, very imposing with it's sheer size. Definitely worth a quick visit and the visitor's shop has some lovely things too. The general area of Tintern is really beautiful, there are some lovely little craft shops at Abbey Mill, a short walk from the Abbey and The Anchor Inn (opposite) is great for food. You can make a... More 

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Thank Mogster2014
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A TripAdvisor review won't say it as well as the Romantic poets and essayists did: Tintern Abbey is beautiful - stunning, in fact; and a visit may provoke a bout of very eighteenth-century style self-reflection and melancholy wandering. Fair warning. Bare ruined choirs and all that. Because Wordsworth, Thomas Gray, Tennyson (etc) couldn't comment on one aspect, however, I will:... More 

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Thank GeraldofWales
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Were very lucky with the weather on the visit. Lovely few hours walking around a well looked after Abbey. Will be back again when I'm in the area.

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Thank Dafydd H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing what the monastic orders achieved until Henry VIII came along. This is an iconic ruin, best seen from the other side of the river.

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Thank Paul H
Fareham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into historical buildings. Amazing architecture, spiritual places or simply just plain awesome.. This is a must! Very few places that have people wandering about still demand that silent reverence to the magic experienced in this place. Do not miss it if you are in the area. :-)

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Thank Robert S
Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our trip to England as a member of a choir-in-residence at Gloucester Cathedral this past August (2015), we took a day trip to Cardiff, Wales. On the way, we stopped at Tintern Abbey. This ancient cathedral and abbey was founded by Cistercian Monks in the early 12th century, and our visit there has become one of the most memorable... More 

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Thank John D
Caldicot, South Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tintern Abby is a beautiful place to visit at any time of year. From spring and summer as the trees beginning to bloom though to autumn when the leaves turn a fabulous array of lovely colours. We have enjoyed going to the torchlight carol service - this gets Christmas off to a good start. The evening ends with mulled wine... More 

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Thank SallyMolaris
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Great sight to see, didn't pay to get in as you can see quite a but already from the outside. There's also a lovely pub opposite that has a good view of the Abbey!

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Thank Liz H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Beautifully preserved giving a splendid ambience. Information placards on various walls. This sort of place warrants numerous visits at different times of year.

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