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“Tintern a must see !”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tintern

Tintern
Ranked #3 of 22 things to do in Chepstow
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Tintern a must see !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Situated in the Wye Valley (an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and, on the banks of the River Wye is Tintern Abbey. The crowing glory of Tintern (a former Cistersian Abbey) is the ruins of the great church which was built around 1269 and 1301. It is impressive ! The Tudor king Henry VIII has a lot to answer for with the dissestablishment of this former beautiful abbey.
Spend a morning or afternoon walking around the pretty village of Tintern, don't forget to take your camera and collect beautiful memories of this special place.
The Tintern Abbey Visitor Centre is worth a visit with lots of gifts with a Welsh association. There are tea rooms (great afternoon teas) a mill and craft shops. It's a great day out for a family, particularly if you like walking as there are some lovely walking trails. The surrounding area is beautiful, go, see, reflect and enjoy !! You'll love it.

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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“A huge abbey ruin - photographers' dream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

The entry fee was well worth it. The ruins are extensive and photographers could get some amazing shots. Some restoration work has been well done. There is a great 2 hour walk along the Wye Valley nearby ... ask at the desk in the abbey shop.

Visited January 2013
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Southampton UK
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“shame you have to pay for the main car park now”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2012

shame you have to pay to park in the main car park now

stop for the Abbey claim your car park fee back at the pub or abbey

good views if you walk accross the river on the old railway bridge

Visited December 2012
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Bristol
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“pity about the lack of planning in the surrounding area”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

Abbey used to be nice but is now just another tourist site with tat all around and car aprking. Reminiscent of a small scale Stone Henge problem...... Waste of time really

Visited November 2012
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Back in Time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

A great place to visit walk along the river visit Tintern Abbey enjoy a cuppa an the shops , This part of the Wye Valley is stunning.

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