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Address: North on the A466, Up the Wye Valley, Chepstow NP16 6SE, Wales
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+44 1291 689251
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Ancient Abbey

On a crisp January weekday morning, I was one if only visitors. Informative but unobtrusive signs described the various parts of the Abbey and their uses. It felt very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On a crisp January weekday morning, I was one if only visitors. Informative but unobtrusive signs described the various parts of the Abbey and their uses. It felt very atmospheric but, strangely, not like a place of worship - more like an old castle. Definitely worth the trip if you're in the area.

Thank Greg H
York, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really beautiful! The ruins are in a beautiful countryside next to a river. Would definitely visit again!

Thank Suekdc
United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£4.60 senior less £ 3 parking refund Great site not much information without additional purchase well laid out worth a visit The perennial shop before escape

Thank Gordon M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tintern Abbey looks the part as you come down the beautiful valley. Reception and shop were warm and welcoming on a winters day. Plenty of information boards as you go round the substantial ruins. Dedicated parking right outside

Thank SimplePleasure70
Honiton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to take photos if the sun is right but there isn't anything to "do" here. Not that much in the way of historical fact info either, apart from the sewers randomly. great architecture though. At least it's cheap.

Thank Sheldon20
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scale of the Abbey is breathtaking. It's really interesting to walk around and it's an amateur photographer's dream. There is a lot to see and the surroundings are beautiful with lovely walks.

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Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This once fine Cistercian Abbey was finally destroyed by Henry VIII during the dissolution of the monasteries in the mid 1500s. Today its ruins still stand proudly on the banks of the Wye. It is a fascinating place, picturesque in all seasons, has a great visitors' centre with ample parking, eating and general facilities. If you've got the time and... More 

Thank angie c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

Tintern Abbey is well worth a visit if you are anywhere in the area. A nice little town with a great industrial history and a river which flows in two different directions (tidal forces) Tintern Abbey has an eerie feel as you walk around what is clearly grand architecture that has fallen on hard times. If you are a photographer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see. The Atmosphere with in the Abbey is lovely. Very grand! We had thick fog on the day, it had a presence and made the Abbey stand out.

Thank Brindle C
Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We are lucky to have Tintern Abbey on our doorstep and make it one of our yearly visits when all summer tourists are gone. We usually go in late autumn in the late afternoon. Walking through the ruins of the abbey one can imagine hearing the monks having their dinner in the refectory. It is a wonderful place for quit... More 

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