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Tintern Abbey

north on the A466, up the Wye valley, Chepstow NP16 6SE, Wales
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Ranked #2 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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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Tintern Abbey is in a glorious setting in the pretty riverside village of Tintern. The abbey itself is very popular, and rightly so, and the remains are wonderful to meander around. We took some great photos. Lots of car parking close by (note a £3 charge but this is refundable from purchases over £3 in the abbey gift shop or... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Probably one if the most magical places in the Uk we have seen. Tintern Abbey's ruins are beautiful in their modesty. The sun rays beaming through the arches are calming and inspiring. A definite must see.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Really interesting ruin set in a beautiful location. Lots to explore and well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Berlin, Germany
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We wanted to visit this spectacular old 'cathedral' and were even prepared to pay admission, even though we arrived late in the afternoon. So were thinking of coming back to visit in the morning. When we had a look inside the shop I found out that the admission fee was 1 Pound more than our brochure told us that we... More

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York, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Catch this place in the morning and get a treat as the sun streams through the altar windows into the presbytery and transepts. Take the night stairs and find the perfect vantage point for a good photo and view of the surrounding buildings layout. Tintern Abbey is in remarkable condition, with both east and west window arches in tact and... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A step back in time - you would be foolish not to visit if you are anywhere nearby. A beautiful site in an idyllic setting

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Bewdley, England, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Down a long winding country lane, across a little white bridge in the middle of no where, or so it seems, Tintern Abbey rises like a phoenix out of the ashes. It soars into the sky, giving the surrounding landscape a surreal and reverential status. Even if you are not remotely religious, you cannot fail to be moved by such... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is an amazing historic site, and not crowded even when we saw a few tour buses there. We visited after rain and had to negotiate the paths carefully. There are beautiful large trees and some benches to sit & view the ruins. Info plaques were def helpful but one had to walk around to find these. an audio tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was hands down my favorite place that we visited over 3 weeks in the UK. The ruins of this abbey, with the beautiful architecture slowly being overrun by nature was amazing! It was pouring rain (as it did most of our time in Wales) so we had the place to ourselves. Maybe that added to overwhelming sense of peace... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When you think of all the obstacles this building had to endure, it is amazing it is still standing for us to admire today. It almost takes your breath away to think of the age of this abbey. We had scones that were delicious here! Don't miss the chance to sample one.

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