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Tintern Abbey

north on the A466, up the Wye valley, Chepstow NP16 6SE, Wales
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Ranked #1 of 12 attractions in Chepstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Missions
Traveler Description:  Re Tintern Abbey  ( Cistercian ) in the beautiful Wye Valley  Monmouthshire ,southern Wales, 2008 there was a small landslip which cause some... more »
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was a truly special site to visit, a trip that was inspired by the Wordsworth poem (which is more about his wanderings around the landscape than about the abbey itself). The abbey ruins are spectacular. They are well maintained, and visitors are able to wander all around the grounds, exploring the ruins. We stayed in nearby Chepstow and took... More

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Inveraray, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

An impressive site in an equally impressive location. If you do visit, aim to do something else as there's not enough to justify spending lots of time here.

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Melbourne, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There is something truly special about Tintern Abbey. It must have been truly splendid before it was ransacked. As you wander around the Abbey you get a feel of how special the place is. The boys liked it, as they saw evidence of where Roman bricks had been found and used as well and we spotted some nice plants growing... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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151 reviews 151 reviews
19 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It is over 40 years since my last visit ( and to be truthful the refurbishment is well behind schedule the roof is not good!).One of my reasons to visit was that the road from Chepstow to Monmouth is one of the great roads of the UK with a natural rythme about it - anyway back to the Abbey. I... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Very photogenic and surrounding area was very interesting.Thought the parking was expensive if you didn't want to buy anything in the shop to get a refund.

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Wye Valley
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Most of us in Tintern love the Abbey, the valley, the surroundings and the magic that is this place. I heard that visitors to the Abbey during the preparations for the concert were upset by the staging in place. But it happens in many piazza in Italy and elsewhere in Europe fogging the view and we all have to deal... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Beautiful, stunning, breathtaking On a suggestion from Google we took this as a side trip on our way from Bath to Dartmoor. The beauty of this abbey is absolutely breathtaking. The combination of stone, grass and sky makes for a sublime combination of colors. We wanted to stay all day! One negative is there was a concert the night before... More

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18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The view from Devil's Pulpit is worth the walk as Tintern Abbey can be seen below with the forest behind. The car parking fee is reimbursable with a purchase above the cost from the gift shop or nearby inn. I enjoyed walking round the ruins and reading the history.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The ruined abbey still retains echoes of its original beauty and the surrounding ruins of the attached monastic buildings are quite extensive. Pity about the 21st century noise from the road that surrounds the site.

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Visited one Sunday afternoon on our way home from Cardiff. Lovely ruins to wander through with plenty of photo opportunities.

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