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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 8 Attractions in Chepstow
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Missions, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Missions, Cultural

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mims florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Last came here on business 38 years ago, so today came back as in area. Now you have to pay for entry, and pay for a bag to put your purchases in in the good gift shop attached to site. Still dramatic setting by river Wye and in valley.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was amazing from the first look. You can feel winter cold, which ancient monks experienced. You can feel the time touching ancient walls. And you can imagine how difficult the life in the abbey in old time to admire their sacred life.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Tintern abbey founded in 1131 and took 400years to build, wow, from the outside it looks big, but wait until you go inside. Learn about their flush toilets (wont spoil the surprise). When you have finished go 100 metres up the road to the abbeymill. The last remaining watermill in the wye valley, weigh 2.5 tons and is so finely... More 

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The scale of this enormous abbey is overwhelming, particularly considering how long ago it was constructed. They are ruins, but magnificent ones. There is a wealth of information about this location and its history. The bookstore had several unique books on various aspects of Wales.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Its certainly stunning on an atmospheric morning - mist, frost, autumn all lend much to that first view from the road from Chepstow and I guess if you live nearby (as I now do) its easy to assume that others will be more impressed than you. However - the amount of "tat" surrounding the wider area and a general feeling... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visited this site last Sunday after stopping over at the Anchor Inn next door. You can not help but be overwhelmed by this place the history just takes you over. You must visit this Abbey at least once in your lifetime it is so amazing that an Abbey this large could have been built when it was to the size... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Stunning remains of an abbey, in a beautiful valley, well worth a visit for anyone interested in architecture and history. the remains are extensive and plently of information can be learned on the route around the grounds. Would recommend a few hours to truly appreciate the site. Also worth a walk along the river to view the abbey from a... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

for what it is. I've been to a number of abbeys destroyed in the Dissolution which are much more interesting - Fountains or Riveaux for example. If you want to visit a cultural site head to Chepstow Castle a few miles down the road, much more interesting, bigger and £1 cheaper to get in (£4.50)

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Cadw_Wales, Owner at Tintern Abbey, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The admission fees for Tintern Abbey (£5.50 for adults, £4.10 for concessions, £16.50 for families) are actually lower than the fees for Fountains and Rievaulx. As an added bonus, Tintern is also open throughout the year, though the opening and closing times change depending on the season. Thank you, as well, for recommending Chepstow Castle... More 

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

A truly astonishing place. Should be a must for any fans of architecture, poetry and sheer natural beauty. A good local nearby too, serving a cracking pint of Butty Bach.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Definitely take a picnic and a flask. And have a good read of every placard.. Was a really beautiful interesting place. Got some really wonderful pictures of the children.. Would highly recommend.. An afternoon or morning. Take food Then you can stretch the visit out a little.

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