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The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church

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Address: Monk Street, Abergavenny NP7 5ND, Wales
Phone Number: 441873858787
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This should definitely be listed. There is a wonderful museum, cafe with...

This should definitely be listed. There is a wonderful museum, cafe with outdoor seating area, and exhibition,beautiful Millennium Tapestry

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Interesting display on Abergavenny

The Tithe Barn is next to St Mary's church which is worth a visit as well. The barn has a nice modern cafe and shop downstairs, with the tapestry and historicaI display upstairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
richard p
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Tithe Barn is next to St Mary's church which is worth a visit as well. The barn has a nice modern cafe and shop downstairs, with the tapestry and historicaI display upstairs. The tapestry is impressive and the display is informative about the history of Abergavenny. You can get to the barn and church from the back of the... More 

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Paul T, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and the kind review on Trip Advisor. We believe it's well worth a visit if in the area. We provide an informative review of the history of the town and our tapestry attracts visitors from all around the world. We hope you come back soon Paul Thompson Manager More 

Lampeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived here late afternoon and were warmly welcomed and encouraged to go and see the Abergavenny Tapestry upstairs. We can recommend it as well as the exhibition, both of which are free of charge but donations are welcomed. The Tithe Bar was built in the 12th century but has been restored 2002 and now has a lovely cafe downstairs. There's... More 

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Paul T, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words and review on Trip Advisor. There are parts of our tapestry and exhibition that will appeal to all ages and we are really glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit. Paul Thompson More 

Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Allow an hour to read the interesting display boards. (More if you are using the cafe too). We chanced upon this attraction by accident and had to rush. What a shame!

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Paul T, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

A shame indeed. Now you know where we are you'll have to visit again. Many thanks for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. Paul Thompson More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

It was only because friends had told us about it that we visited the Tithe Barn with its millennium tapestry (stitched by a group of local women). A lady who had taken part in sewing the tapestry was on hand to give some very helpful information. There is also an interactive history of the town on the upper floor of... More 

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Paul T, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

We seem to find that we are a hidden treasure. Many people tell others by word of mouth despite the fact we market ourselves via various channels. I'm really glad you were able to speak to one of the volunteers who worked on the tapestry. Please call again. Paul Thompson More 

Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Visiting from Australia, it was terrific to have staff enthusiastically explain everything about the building, the town, and then give us a run down on accommodation and offer to phone ahead for us. We came back later to see the tapestry and they were shut ...however the manager saw us and reopened, waiting for us to tour the building! Service... More 

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Paul T, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Really glad we were able to help and that you loved our exhibition and tapestry. We hope the rest of Wales met your expectations. Paul Thompson More 

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A nice cafe situated in the visitors centre, a good selection of food at very reasonable priced. A good place to relax.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Together with 11 other family members plus two young children my wife and I visited this small museum mainly to view the tapestry which we learned of through friends. The tapestry adorns one of the walls upstairs and when we were all in front of it, we were given an excellent presentation about the way the tapestry was made by... More 

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Paul T, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review on Trip Advisor we believe our building ticks all the boxes and will appeal to all ages . Thank you for visiting. Paul Thompson More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Lovely cuppa and cakes. Staff very friendly and even got water for our dog. If you visit you must go upstairs and see the tapestry. It's really impressive!

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Thank Morristheblackcat
Paul T, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes the tapestry is really impressive although we are biased along with our exhibition space and history of Abergavenny. We hope to see you again. Paul Thompson More 

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

There is a very interesting timeline history, not too much as to be boring! There is also a beautiful tapestry on display - and best of all - it is FREE!

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Paul T, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Yes and not much life is free these days. Please spread the word to friends and family our the delights we have to offer at St Mary's Priory. Many thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Paul Thompson More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I called into the Tithe Barn as it also houses the Tourist Information Office. After getting the information I needed, I went upstairs and looked at the beautiful tapestry - it's simply stunning to see up close and well worth a look and the cafe was an added bonus.

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Paul T, Manager at The Tithe Barn, St Marys Church, responded to this review

Thank you for our Trip Advisor review and your comments. We also believe our tapestry is stunning and sometimes you can get even more information as the some of the lady stitchers' who worked on the tapestry talk about the project. Hopefully we will see you again soon More 

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