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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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Beautiful ruins

These are beautiful ruins and the abbey itself is in really good condition. This place has something for everyone. We went as a couple and really enjoyed it, but there were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

These are beautiful ruins and the abbey itself is in really good condition. This place has something for everyone. We went as a couple and really enjoyed it, but there were families and dog walkers all who seemed to enjoy it as much. As an English Heritage member we got in for half price. Once we've been a member for... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The abbey ruins are splendid. What made our trip was an informative but informal tour by Pascal. He explained the politics of monasteries so well and really bought the site alive. Parking not an issue for us - arrived early on Easter Saturday and there were plenty of spaces. Nice walk over the bridge up the other side of the... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

In his first great tome, The Pillars of the Earth, Follett describes how the mason's son climbs the spiral staircase in the corner tower to access the roof and set fire to it. Here you can see the staircases (though of course they are closed) and the galleries that lead off at the half-way-up point and at the roof both... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Very nice location for the families with ample of things for the children. They do have nice cafe where you can get really nice cream tea and scones to enjoy. The only pain point is car park as he did go on Easter weekend so car park was fully packed and you have to wait for the space.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Lovely historic walks. Ruins for children to clamber over Plently of play areas, great child friendly cafes Marvellous cakes

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Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My sister and I stayed a night in Tintern on our Wye Valley Walk recently and the imposing Abbey here is truly magnificent! Founded in 1131, this is only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain (Cistercian meaning a Catholic and Anglican order of monks and nuns that still survives today). Abbeys like this one were meant to be self-reliant through... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Liked the area, but did not go into the Abbey. We walked locally. Nice little roadside cafe with good food near the Abbey. We sat outside in the sun with an Abbey view.

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Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Although a ruin Cadwr have made sure there is plenty of information to read as you move around the sight. Have intended to visit for some time and were not disappointed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Always a beautiful little village, nestled in the Wye Valley. I grew up near here but always love the drive through or stop and look around the abbey and the river next to it. Some great pubs and eateries in the village too. Parking is OK next to the abbey but elsewhere in the village is hard to find a... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Wonderful remains of Tinern Abbey which in it's day certainly must have been an impressive place. Plenty of space to walk around so pushchair friendly. There is also a small shop. There is a cafe near the entrance and your car parking fee is refunded on any purchase in the shop or the pub across the road.

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