Tintern Abbey Travel Guide

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Tintern Abbey Things to Do

  • Splendid view from the Devil's Pulpit!

    Tintern Abbey is in a spectacular location next to the snaking River Wye. There are footpaths and woodland walks heading off in several directions into Wales and England. For a special view of Tintern Abbey from above, I recommend you take a walk to the "Devil's Pulpit". The "Devil's Pulpit" is a stack of rock on the hillside above Tintern which,...

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  • Don't forget Tintern village!

    Of course, the majestic Tintern Abbey is the main attraction in the area. But Tintern is a pleasant, picturesque village too. For the most part, it hugs the west bank of the River Wye, so you are rarely more than a few metres from the English border! At one end is the Abbey, but at the other end is the little village church of St Michael and, I...

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  • Visiting the Abbey with good friends....

    OK, so I have to admit, visiting the Abbey with good friends is fun. But if you know my friends you will know that this group is not necessarily to bunch to bring together for a Wordsworth "inner light" experience. This group consisted of some well known VTers. And lets face it,when I am with Vicki (Myfanwe), we are usually looking for some rock...

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  • Cows in the field at Tintern Abbey

    There were cows in the field right next to the Abbey. This was kind of nice in my opinion. It took away from the feeling of just being at some historic ruins, and brought the place back into the real world. It all fit in perfect for my Wordsworth moment at the Abbey.

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  • Read the poem while walking through the...

    My daughter Katie majored in English literature in college, however she majored in Elizabethan Poetry and not necessarily the Romantics like Wordsworth. So she decided to buy a copy of the poem at the gift shop before entering the ruins. Then once inside she took some time to read the poem and experience the location at the same time. In my opinion...

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  • Walk along the Wye River

    When visiting Tintern Abbey, you can do like Wordsworth, and relax on the banks of the Wye River. There is a parking lot at the gift store and ticket admissions office. Just behind the store you can walk down to river. Its a beautiful location.

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  • Tintern Trail

    If you have the time why not take the time to do the Tintern Trail, there is a map by the side of the river and it looks to be a nice interesting walk that takes in all the attractions of Tintern. The main route is relativly flat and easily accessible for both pushchairs and wheelchairs (with assistance). There are two optional extensions to the...

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  • The Abbey

    Tintern Abbey was a Cistercian abbey which was founded in 1131 and is probably one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales, It has a remarkably complete abbey church which has been rebuilt in the later thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, there are also extensive remains of a cloister and the associated monastic buildings.As you can see by...

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  • Visit the Great looking Village Pub

    Tintern has a fantastic looking village pub. Unfortunately we didn't pop in here during our visit but will definitely go in when we venture up to this neck of the woods in the future. I'll be able to do a proper review then, but in the mean time....

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  • Follow the Waymarked walking Trails

    Tintern is perfectly positioned alongside the River Wye and forms part of the area which has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are numerous walking trails to follow. There is an information board alongside the river giving details of the walks, this also highlighs places of interest along the way. Leaflets detailing the...

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  • Visit the Abbey

    Tintern Abbey is set amongst the picture postcard scenery of the Wye Valley, alongside the River Wye. The remains of the Cistercian Abbey as they are seen today date back from the 13th Century although the Abbey was founded in 1131. Today, the Abbey is in the care of CADW (Welsh Heritage) who look after and maintain these wondrous buildings. There...

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  • walk around the abbey

    The abbey though badly destroyed, shows how large it would have been with its outside buildings - infirmary and dormatory for lay brothers.Many rose windows and arches add to the beauty of the building; although the largest sections were covered with scaffolding, there was enough visible to give an idea of its beauty.The surroundings and the small...

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  • Visit Tintern Abbey

    Although now roofless and in need of repair [restoration being done 2008], it is a magnificent building. The Great Church, though now roofless and undergoing repair,is much as it was then.It has a simple cruciform plan with an aisled nave and trancepts.It was begun in 1269 and built in the Decorated style. The great Gothic church is long with a...

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    pictured is the interior of tintern abbey. this beautiful ruin was founded in 1131AD by walter de clare. it is the first cistercian abbey in wales. this ruin was the inspiration for william wordsworth's famous poem "tintern abbey". a beautiful place to visit in the wye valley.

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  • Tintern Abbey ruins

    On a summers evening the ancient monastic ruins of Tintern Abbey are a place of quiet contemplation. Nestled in a valley beside the River Wye, the ruins of the old abbey make a photogenic sight against the forest backdrops. Founded in 1131 and abandoned in 1536, the abbey had a quiet and uneventfull life. There is a shop near the entrance selling a...

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  • Visit Cleddon Falls and Bargain Woods

    Cleddon Falls is signposted in Llandogo or its off the road towards Trelleck from Tintern. There is limited parking there, but that is ok, off-season. The falls are by the parking area, but put on your walking boots to look at Bargain Woods.

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  • Canoeing at Symonds Yat

    There are several different types of Canoe you can hire at Symonds Yat. The Red Indian type looks good for family use and are probably fairly safe.Schools visit this area and there is good camping near The Biblins. The Forestry Commission have group facilities here and there is general all types of camping at Christchurch, Coleford...

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  • Tintern Abbey

    The ruins of Tintern Abbey sit by the River Wye.Tintern is one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales, and dates back as far as 1131.It is a spectacular sight when you round a bend in the road and see it ahead.Although we didn't actually go into the Abbey grounds, you can pull up right next to it, and have a pretty good look.A fabulous place for a...

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Tintern Abbey Restaurants

  • Favorite tea in England and Wales!

    We greatly enjoyed our visit to The White Monk after spending several hours exploring the Abbey ruins. The baked goods were excellent and I cannot stop thinking about the wonderful texture of the scones and the delicious lemon cake that I had! We had tea everywhere, including The Ritz in London and the Angel in Abergavenny (both very good), but...

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  • The Anchor at Tintern Abbey

    I can not tell you much about The Anchor at Tintern Abbey. We did not stop here, or eat here, or even get a drink here. But I did see it sitting just across the street from The Abbey and thought it would be good for my VT page to add a restaurant location. So if your hungry or thirsty, you can get something to satisfy you while visiting the Abbey....

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  • A Nice Shop and Tea Room

    We called in here and had a browse around the small shop before having a coffee in the lower ground floor tea room.

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Tintern Abbey Transportation

  • Getting to Tintern

    Tintern is a few miles north of Chepstow, following the A466 road which passes Chepstow Racecourse and then follows the River Wye quite closely, heading for Monmouth. Chepstow is easy to reach by car, being only a couple of miles from the M4 motorway.By public transport, the nearest railway station is Chepstow. Tintern is served by the Number 69...

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  • Getting to Tintern Abbey

    We are lucky to have our own car, so getting from London to Wales was very simple. We drove up via Bristol and crossed the fabulous Severn Bridge.We found driving around Wales very easy. Roads were well sign posted and other drivers courteous - though the pace was a little slower than London!!You can also get to Tintern Abbey by bus. Stagecoach...

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Tintern Abbey Warnings and Dangers

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    by littlesam1 Written May 30, 2011

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    Not everything is surreal or in the image of the poets from the Romantic period at Tintern Abbey. There is some reality. This sign made me laugh. I especially liked the way they capitalized the words "Dog Poo". Not quite Wordsworth, but I think they got their message across.

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Tintern Abbey Off The Beaten Path

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    by mart8777 Updated Oct 28, 2005

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    When visiting Tintern and the Wye Valley go to the Tintern Old Station visitor center and do the walk over the bridge to Brockwier and up through the path through the woods and down to Tintern. Over the metal railbridge and around back to the Old Station. Its not very energetic and has nice views.
    There are webb sites relating to the history of the railways in that area and the ship building history. The railway was built and run at great expense its service running throughout the Wye Valley.

    Local Tintern walk View from the bridge at Brockwier near Tintern. Tintern Station Moravian Church at Brockweir Tidenham to Brockweir Railway ?

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