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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
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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London, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My wife has visited the Abbey before (staying at the Beaufort/Abbey Hotel opposite; now to be demolished and homes built on the site) and me only once before some years ago. Awesome place with very high gothic style buildings. Much history has been preserved which is good as it was built over a long tome with several different influences. Walking... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

.....this is one that's worth seeing. It's a beautiful drive to get there regardless of the direction from which you come. The entire area around it is lushly green, and the seemingly always overcast skies (well, both times I've been anyway) add an aura to the site that makes it easier (for me) to feel the history of the abbey.... More

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Wells, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Some places can capture your imagination like no others and Tintern is one ,,its a Gem of a day out with loads of walks and eating places within a a 1 mile radius,,we love the Anchor and also the tea and scone rooms,,walks by the river are Breathtaking,,

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East Dean, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Stunning ruins in a beautiful riverside location. Well worth a visit. Food and drink available at local eateries.

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Dufftown, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

if you are in the area, or even if you are not, do make the effort to visit this abbey if you are even just a little interested in old buildings, religious architecture or amazing remains of a very clever group of people. Drive round the corner to a gob smacking sight. Plenty of parking, although they have packed an... More

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Montgomery, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Make sure you make a trip here for a serene setting, and the local restaurant is quite good as well.

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Lyon, France
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The outside high walls and windows of the cathedral and some lesser remains of the many many other buildings and annexes (cloister, infirmary, chapter, abbey's house, ...) are standing in mysterious and magnificent glory in the Welsh light. This is simply a beautiful place. Breath it's peace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Amazing history here. The sheer size and scale of the abbey must have been astounding at its peak. Somehow there needs to be more made of it. A visitor centre?

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Tintern Abbey is a great historical ruin that must be on anyone's trip to the Wye Valley. Well described and a good shop/information centre. Parking can be a problem at certain times of the day. Disabled access good.

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A friend of mine suggested that Tintern Abbey wasn't worth much more than a drive past but since we found ourselves in the area and our English Heritage membership entitled is to free CADW admittance we decided to take a look. The first priority of course was whether the dog was allowed on site, she was as long as she... More

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