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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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If you liked The Pillars of the Earth

An interesting visit in a beautiful site. Although few walls are still standing, the sheer size of the abbey is impressive. Very atmospheric on a sunny day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

An interesting visit in a beautiful site. Although few walls are still standing, the sheer size of the abbey is impressive. Very atmospheric on a sunny day.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Coming a long way from home, we looked forward very much to seeing these ruins set in a beautiful area. It did not disappoint. The parking charges can be refunded if you spend in the cafe. We had lunch there and it was very nice. I'm so pleased that we took the time to visit Tintern.

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barnoldswick
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Good value as these things go. Much of the church remains with various out buildings. The setting is fabulous. Explanation boards are clear. There is some restoration work on going and an exhibition of carved stone is very interesting. Usual souvenir shop but no pressure. Welcoming and informative staff. A bonus is the number of birds to be seen so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Wonderful ruins and extremely impressive. The church itself is huge, and even after 700 odd years is awe-inspiring.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

It may well be wonderfully preserved, and a stunning building fit for photogaphy, but the car park charges of £3 minimum too steep for a half hour stop.

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Rimbey, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is well worth the visit. Great piece of history. Great photo opportunities. The Abbey is well preserved, easy to tour, and helpful staff

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Although the Abbey is in ruins, it still has been preserved wonderfully, such a beautiful place and very peaceful, you can still feel the presence inside

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Market Drayton, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

well they said Tintern Abbey - but it tis !! Very interesting and beautiful location . Wonderful trip along the valley and on to Chepstow

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

you just wanted to know all the history. Loved the drama of it all. Had no dislikes. The views and surroundings were stunning.

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Pencoed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stopped at Tintern Abbey today although we have been before it has been quite awhile. In a stunning place to visit and would recommend it to all.

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