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Tintern Abbey

Address: north on the A466, up the Wye valley, Chepstow NP16 6SE, Wales
Phone Number: (0) 1291 689251
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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Chepstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Missions, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Missions, Sights & Landmarks

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Weston-Super-Mare
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth a look lots of interesting history and lovely riverside walks will be back in the summer when it is warmer to explore more

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful location what a wonderful building. Over 700 years old and still standing. It was a cold sunny morning when I went but it was beautiful. The Abbey shop was lovely and the welcome was very warm. The staff are all very knowledgable and you can tell that they are very passionate about the Abbey. The views around... More 

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Bournemouth
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41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Easy to park and very reasonable price to enter. There are lots of explanatory plaques around to explain what's what and to help explain waht buildings were and how they changed over the years. Also nice information about the Cisterian monks as well. The ruins themselves are awe inspiring - it was all built by hand and the stone carving... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Where else can you go to where you are in Wales on one side of a river, yet in England on the side!! Tintern Abbey blew our minds. So ancient and rustic and gothic. Go for a walk all around the river - just amazing!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was the first thing we saw on our visit to Wales! It isn't a really something you have to see. There is also a little village that surrounds the abbey and it's really nice. A must see if you ever in Wales!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I been to visit Tintern Abbey for a few times now, and every time it amazes me by its share beauty and architecture, it wonderful to walk around the town have a great meal, but the gem is the abbey, it is just breath taking, as a photographer you look always for a places like this, and i think i... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

You never expect what you will see around the corner...a magnificent gothic cathedral, expects you in a very unexpected place...

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

These amazing ruins sit in one of the most beautiful valleys to be seen anywhere. The Autumn colours were spectacular. The abbey itself is fairly complete so allow plenty of time to see it all. Good gift shop and café too.

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mims florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Last came here on business 38 years ago, so today came back as in area. Now you have to pay for entry, and pay for a bag to put your purchases in in the good gift shop attached to site. Still dramatic setting by river Wye and in valley.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was amazing from the first look. You can feel winter cold, which ancient monks experienced. You can feel the time touching ancient walls. And you can imagine how difficult the life in the abbey in old time to admire their sacred life.

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