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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
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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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You can see why the monks chose this spot. Approaching the Abbey by land or water it is a magnificent sight. Such a pity that it was plundered during the dissolution of the Monasteries, was that Henry the Eighth ?. There is dedicated parking for the Abbey and it's museum but it can get very busy on a sunny day... More

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England, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Its pretty and takes about 10 minutes to walk around but not sure it was worth the money - £4.50 entrance fee.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We visited Tintern Abbey 2 weeks ago and was so very disappointed. It's somewhere I have always wanted to visit. Unfortunately there is absolutely no guidance around the ruins, not even a map,other than wall plaques.. The weather wasn't great either but that shouldn't have ruined our experience. In contrast we visited Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire 18 months ago in... More

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England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Tintern Abbey is a place I have wanted to visit for a very long time and I certainly wasn't disappointed. The view of it coming down the valley road is nothing short of spectacular and the inside is just as glorious - magically dramatic, and of course very interesting historically speaking! Don't forget your camera (or if you're artistic, your... More

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Yeovil
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

we visited on our way home. As English Heritage members we got in for £1.70 each. The car park was £3, but this was knocked off the price of anything bought in either the Abbey shop or local pub. We would recommend walking to the Devils pulpit (we did this across farmland on a well marked gently sloping path from... More

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Portland, Oregon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This was our third visit to Tintern Abbey - one of the highlights of the Wye Valley - It's a beautiful place to wander through and imagine life as it was. Even though it is in ruins, there is so much to see. There are a lot of interpretive signs with illustrations to help you imagine how the Abbey used... More

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I've wanted to see inside for such a long time and I wasn't disappointed. The free guide pamphlet points to the prominent features. There are plenty of information boards at each of the features. You won't need to spend any more than an hour or two here at the Abbey but there is much more to explore in the village... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A rewarding, unplanned stop on the way through Wales. One of the better value points of interest on our trip around UK.

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New Ash Green, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Tintern Abbey is a wonderful historic relic of the past with a beautiful surroundings and realms of history to entice an history lover.

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Ilchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Love the history, love the architecture - i was in awe the entire time we were there. I wish we would have purchased a guide before going in. It's a very peaceful place and I loved every minute we were there.

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