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Tintern Abbey

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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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Great to wander around the ruins , strange trying to imagine the monks going about their duties on a day to day basis , must have been tough , great way to spend a couple of hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great to wander around the ruins , strange trying to imagine the monks going about their duties on a day to day basis , must have been tough , great way to spend a couple of hours , well worth it

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful ruins - well worth a visit and lovely tea rooms next door! Well worth a visit but does not fill a full day

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Southport, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a beautiful site, partly due to the narrow, high nave. We saw the abbey during the day, but also stopped in the evening. It's closed then, but the views with the sunset's reflections are awesome. The Tintern Abbey Gift Shop, not to be confused with privately-owned gift shops in the same location, is impressive. It is located at... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Abbey itself is stunning but a very disappointing visit. I went with two children aged 11 and 9 and the Abbey could have been brought to life for them in a way that so many other sites and museums are today. An audio tour with the sounds of the kitchens, infirmary and singing etc would have helped them to... More 

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Cadw_Wales, Owner at Tintern Abbey, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for all of your great suggestions. Cadw is the proud caretaker for 129 sites, and the introduction of new interpretation depends on the budget for the fiscal year. That being said, Tintern is due for makeover, and all being well, this should happen within the next couple of years. Thanks again for your response, though. We always... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's easy to become immune to ruined abbeys in the UK as there seems to be a never-ending supply, but Tintern Abbey is really something special. With so many of its foundations surviving the reality of the size of the abbey sinks in, and the explanatory notes dotted through the ruins really contextualise its importance - and why the monasteries... More 

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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A beautiful structure, well worth a visit and it's not restrictive for children who can happily run around being knights without disturbing other visitors! Lovey relaxed day out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Cawdw property so entrance charge. Well kept monument- well worth the visit for the Abbey itself and the surroundings. Well worth the effort to visit. Would I return? Yes, Would I recommend? Yes

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a large site of the ruined abbey which has been carefully restored in a few places. The various buildings are well documented often with a drawing of how things once were. The cost of admission is very reasonable and additional,guide books can be purchased. T he entrance and gift shop are modern and up to date with stock,... More 

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you don't know Tintern Abbey and you are travelling south down the Wye Valley then you are in for a surprise. The Abbey appears in all its glory. If you are from the UK, and a member of English Heritage, you can get in free. You can picnic in the grounds as well, and there are quite a few... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We found ourselves taking endless photos of these beautiful ruins with its stunning background of the Wye Valley. Plenty of parking. Well maintained gift shop & public loos and when you are done couple of options for food & refreshments a stone's throw away. My friend had her son's buggy and we found it pretty accessible too.

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