Tintern Abbey
Tintern Abbey
4.5
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09:30 - 17:00
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09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Thursday
09:30 - 17:00
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09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
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09:30 - 17:00
About
The appeal of this exceptional Cistercian abbey remains as enduring as ever An area of outstanding beauty complemented by this outstanding beauty in stone. If only the walls could talk! The chants of countless monks echo through the masonry here. Despite the shell of this grand structure being open to the skies, it remains the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales. The displayed opening times are our general pattern. Please check the Cadw website for specific times and days, including closures.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • SallyAnn McDuff
    Westgate-on-Sea, United Kingdom629 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breathtaking
    We found this place by accident on out drive home from south wales. Just driving up to it takes your breath away. It’s stunning. We were short on time so we didn’t pay and go in just stood on the side of the road and took photos. It’s beautiful. Never seen an abbey like this before and just beautiful. So much history here.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2023
  • Patric D
    Sandbach, United Kingdom1,006 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful ruins
    The ruins are tremendous and so atmospheric. Welsh National Trust have done a good job on retoring and opening up the ruins so you can really get a feel for how the Abbey might have been in its hey-day. There is plenty of information to read as you walk around and the paths are easy to negotiate. Parking is payable ( and expensive) but you can have this refunded against both purchases and entrance fees.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Jennifer L
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Inspiring (a favorite of artists and poets)
    Peaceful, beautiful. This was one of my key destinations and a highlight of my week in England and Wales. I brought my sketchbook, and it deserves a talent greater than mine, but I was able to sit and sketch, and take photos to use a reference for more sketches, and walk around and absorb the peacefulness of this place.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Millie024
    Llantwit Major, United Kingdom532 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing and peaceful visit
    On a pleasantly cool June morning we arrived at Tintern Abbey, last visited over fifty years ago. Entry is through the well stocked and interesting shop. Far better than most such shops, particularly for not smelling like an elderly lady’s boudoir. The abbey is in the care of Cadw and various conservation work is taking place, well explained. If you have paid for parking, the £5 cost is subtracted from your entry charge, or from your bill, should you chose to go to the Abbey Hotel. In its Cistercian days, the abbey must have been a busy hive of activity, both spiritual and secular. I was pleased to find that the Friends of Tintern Abbey have given a beautiful statue of Our Lady and the Christ Child, an acknowledgment that all Cistercian houses were dedicated to St Mary. The ruins are beautiful, but what an outrageous piece of state vandalism the Dissolution was. We then had a short walk by the river, passing the delightful Quay Cottage chickens, and smiling at the notice saying the house was protected by well trained hens!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 June 2023
  • Allbreeds
    Halifax, United Kingdom582 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Abbey worth a visit
    9 of us paid a visit to the Abbey age range 16-70 & everyone enjoyed it . Under restoration but still plenty of areas to see with useful information signs all around the site . Car park close by and you can get the £5 cost off the ticket price to the Abbey . We were lucky as it was a nice day & it us an outdoor activity . Nice pubs locally too
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Jon R
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place of solace
    Wonderful ruined Abbey in a beautiful setting. Nice little gift shop and friendly staff. Great tea room next door. Some restoration work at the moment so church out of bounds but a 10% discount and still well worth a visit
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 September 2023
  • Anastasia
    Shrewsbury, United Kingdom33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lovely afternoon out
    We were lucky enough to have a beautiful November day to visit the spectacular remains of Tintern Abbey. Lovely staff in the shop and your parking fee is deducted from the entrance fee. Wander at your leisure around the grounds which has information about the individual parts/rooms in the Abbey. Gift shop has some really nice keepsakes/gifts. Lovely lady in the gift shop was helpful and friendly. A must visit if you are in the area.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 November 2023
  • Patrick O
    Mount Holly, North Carolina1,153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic and Wonderful!
    We found this sort of by accident on a trip to Wales. I saw the sign and of course we had to go, I had no idea we were so close to such an iconic spot. Being an English minor I of course knew the William Wordsworth poem, but even if you are not familiar with it, this is a marvelous place to visit. The remains of the abbey are remarkably preserved considering it was dissolved so long ago. It is wonderful to imagine what it was like in its heyday. There is a entrance fee and a nice gift shop, The ruins are easily explored and make for some great photo opportunities. Walking around the grounds of such an iconic location sent shivers up my spine. When you are in Wales, this is a must stop!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 December 2023
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Patrick O
Mount Holly, NC1,153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We found this sort of by accident on a trip to Wales. I saw the sign and of course we had to go, I had no idea we were so close to such an iconic spot. Being an English minor I of course knew the William Wordsworth poem, but even if you are not familiar with it, this is a marvelous place to visit.
The remains of the abbey are remarkably preserved considering it was dissolved so long ago. It is wonderful to imagine what it was like in its heyday. There is a entrance fee and a nice gift shop,
The ruins are easily explored and make for some great photo opportunities. Walking around the grounds of such an iconic location sent shivers up my spine.
When you are in Wales, this is a must stop!
Written 29 December 2023
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Anastasia
Shrewsbury, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were lucky enough to have a beautiful November day to visit the spectacular remains of Tintern Abbey. Lovely staff in the shop and your parking fee is deducted from the entrance fee. Wander at your leisure around the grounds which has information about the individual parts/rooms in the Abbey. Gift shop has some really nice keepsakes/gifts. Lovely lady in the gift shop was helpful and friendly. A must visit if you are in the area.
Written 5 November 2023
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BristolMKH
Bristol, UK308 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Used to be marvellous but now scaffolding hides and prevents access to so much it is questionable whether it is worth visiting any more. Certainly you can get better views from a distance than actually paying to go in and finding much is closed off. Local area still stunning though.
Written 1 November 2023
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PRS48
Brisbane, Australia168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
One of the finest abbeys in Britain. The river and surrounding countryside make this a most attractive place.
Written 4 October 2023
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Peter E
Shropshire, UK76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
great place to visit near by parking only trouble is that they are working on the main abbey church so some times it cannot be entered
Written 26 September 2023
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Jon R
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Wonderful ruined Abbey in a beautiful setting. Nice little gift shop and friendly staff. Great tea room next door. Some restoration work at the moment so church out of bounds but a 10% discount and still well worth a visit
Written 21 September 2023
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Peter D
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Nicely preserved ruins.
Lovely surrounding countryside and walks.
Well worth a visit and a walk along the river
Written 8 September 2023
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Melissa
Augusta, GA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
So happy we stopped here and took some time to walk among the ruins. What an incredible structure surrounded by beautiful country and friendly people.
Written 6 September 2023
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slarson127
Dover, NH303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
If its possible to step back in time this is place to do it. This was an abbey with many outbuildings that supported the community of believers. There are ruins of the entire abbey so its possible to get a sense of daily life in this magical place beside the river.
Written 27 August 2023
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LymeRegisfans
Manchester, UK224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A wow factor as you approach this historic masterpiece from the road. There is a cost to enter but all aspects are visible so you can view very close up without paying.
Written 24 August 2023
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