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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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Romantic, gothic and historic - beautiful Tintern Abbey

This ruined Abbey, now safely in the careful hands of CADW, is an inspiring and beautiful link from the 12th century through the drama of Henry the Eighth's break with Rome and on... read more

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This ruined Abbey, now safely in the careful hands of CADW, is an inspiring and beautiful link from the 12th century through the drama of Henry the Eighth's break with Rome and on to Wordsworth and the Industrial Revolution to today, Tintern takkes my breath away every time I see it.. Do go and experience it for yourself, find your... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited The Anchor for lunch three times and on each occasion had fabulous food. The service is excellent and staff are very welcoming. The location is outstanding next to the river Wye and the historical and beautiful Tintern Abbey. It's also pet friendly and the gardens are beautiful to sit and enjoy a meal or just a drink.

Thank RioLevi2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Tintern is impressive, I could have spent hours and hours there. Little plaques on the wall explain the history in bite size chunks. The setting is very restful, take a book and a picnic.

Thank Tony F
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A last minute side-trip for us that we would have regretted had we missed. View and walk through the remnants of a once large and "ornate" abbey that had been overlooked for years. Situated away from the hustle & bustle of most tourist attractions, Tintern is a pleasant (winding) drive through picturesque countryside. One cannot help but to be moved... More 

Thank jhmathews
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If the whole of the Wye valley is majestically beautiful, then Tintern is the Jewel in the Crown. If you are driving this road you MUST stop and look around.

Thank rainier94
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped off here on our way to visit friends in Bath. A great scenic drive from Ross on Wye and then the Abbey appears like a beacon. Founded in 1131 by Walter fitz Richard of Clare, an Anglo Saxon lord. The building of the Gothic Church began in 1269 and took more than 60 years to complete. Its a... More 

Thank Denise H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Tintern Abbey is a beautiful place to visit,anytime of the year.The remains of this majestic monument sit nestled in the heart of the stunning Wye Valley.Next to The River Wye,you can stroll along its pathways taking in the incredible beauty of the place.There is a pub next door with large gardens, which serves a fine and varied menu.A great place... More 

Thank Funkster77
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A Beautiful treat to come upon on the A466 from Monmouth. Had to stop, couldn't drive past. Everyone go and take a look.

Thank karenhair1
Wirral, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tintern Abbey is a must to visit, it is fantastic there is alot of the original building intact to see and it did not disappoint. it is also flood lit at night,

Thank daisydaisy514
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the top things I wanted to see on our trip to England, and it did not disappoint. First, our drive through the Wye Valley coming up from the south was beautiful, and our first dramatic glimpses of the Abbey as we came around the final turn sort of took our breath away. It's a good idea... More 

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