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“Beautiful little village”
Review of Tintern

Tintern
Ranked #3 of 24 things to do in Chepstow
Certificate of Excellence
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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Beautiful little village”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Tintern is a really beautiful little village with fantastic walks in the surrounding areas and stunning views of the Wye Valley. The abbey is a real spectacle, full of character and historical interest. Well worth a visit!

Visited June 2013
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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“Amazing place and where my father and his family was raised.”
Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Stunning little village on the edge of chepstow/forest of dean. Lovely pubs and the abbey is a picture. I spent some of my childhood here with my father and it was great! Stunning scenery.

Visited May 2013
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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“hidden history everywhere”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Never fails to amaze me,so much to find if you have time and energy to do so,right from the old station through to the far side of the village to the magnificent ruins of the abbey and beyond. one lovely walk is to cross the old river bridge at the abbey mill complex ,make your way along the footpath to the woods and follow the signposted devils pulpit footpath which will take you high into the woods this is a footpath used by the cistercian monks back in the 1130s to get to various parcels of lands that they farmed,a walk going up which will take some 30 to 40 minutes (not a trek for anyone with any walking disability or very young children) at the summit is the devils rock, local legend says this is the spot from which the devil tried to entice the monks.The view from this point is worth the walk, 20 minutes should see you back on the bridge and on your way to a refreshment either at the tea rooms, or as i do along to the anchor for a pint and a snack. Parking can be a little difficult at the bank holiday periods,the anchor pub lays on extra parking and parking is spread right along a lot of the village.Another great little walk is turn into Forge road which is alongside the Royal George hotel about a third of a mile is a car park from here you can have a nice easy stroll up the Angiddy valley right up to the remains of the old ironworks dating back some 350 years,or park up at the old railway station enjoy a tea and a snack walk down to the remains of the bridge and from here you can walk the riverbank left up to Brockweir bridge or right down to the church at the start of the village.All in all a fantastic day out, and not very hard to see why so many artists and poets from the past spent so much time in this little area of the country ,but the best kept secret is just a few more miles up the road just outside the village of St.Arvans in a gem of a view called Eagles Nest.

Visited September 2012
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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“Atmospheric abbey,the best bit of Tintern”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

The abbey itself is well worth a visit and there are a few interesting shops,the best one by far is Stella Books-book shops don't come much better than this but the main road is fast and dangerous,be careful!

Visited April 2013
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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“Very cute village!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

We had a lovely wander around Tintern, after we had been to the Abbey and then lunch at The Anchor pub - lovely afternoon!!

Visited May 2013
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