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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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Hauntingly beautiful

See my review of Tintern (abbey and town). I adore Tintern and feel so lucky to live nearby. The Abbey is absolutely beautiful. Very nice pub and tearoom across the road from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

See my review of Tintern (abbey and town). I adore Tintern and feel so lucky to live nearby. The Abbey is absolutely beautiful. Very nice pub and tearoom across the road from the Abbey. The town (a little further up the road) has a few good pubs/cafes, gifts, and a superb used/rare bookshop called Stella Bookshop. Don't miss visiting Tintern... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We arrived right on opening time on a very wet day so had the Abbey to ourselves for nearly our whole visit. The location of Tintern right on the river and surrounded by hills is just stunning and walking through these impressive ruins in the rain just added to the atmosphere.

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Par, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Tintern Abbey was one of the attractions we visited on a long weekend in wales very worth seeing must have be impressive in it's time before it was ruined still impressive today

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We went to Tintern Abbey after a long, wet and muddy walk along the Wye and up to the Devil's Pulpit. After a quick re-fuel and sit down in The Anchor pub next door, we decided to head across the road and pay visit. Although it was a very wet and overcast day, this place was just as beautiful as... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Having first heard of Tintern Abbey when I studied Wordsworth in high school, and again in a Romantics course in college, I still could have never imagined the beauty of the place. First, the setting, which so inspired Wordsworth, is absolutely amazing-- the drive through the Wye Valley was possibly the most beautiful thing we saw on our 10-day driving... More 

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Escucha, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

we were on our way back to the airport and were going to be way to early, so i suggested we slip off the motorway near Chepstow and drive along to tintern and have a look at the abbey, I had wanted to do it for years. Although it is now in ruins it is still one heck of a... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tintern Abbey is lovey piece of history, tallied with a little shop for local gifts. But the Abbey tea room next door is just amazing home baked scones and cakes, great meals and great value. Surrounded by a few shops for a mooch about. Some local crafts too. Fee for Abbey not tearooms/shops.

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Temuka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Arrived in mist and drizzle but very interesting history here with a super Gift shop with a wide range with excellent and knowledgeable staff too.

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Well worth the visit to explore the ruins. Give yourself about an hour to walk around and take photos. You can combine this with a trip to Chepstow Castle which is down the road. There is an admission fee. But if you combine Tintern Abbey with Chepstow and another place, you can get discounted admission. We went on a Sunday... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I was surprised and delighted with Tintern Abbey. There is lots of interesting information to read and a vast area to explore, much bigger on the inside then I expected. Very beautiful too. Dog friendly also.

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