Tintern Abbey
Tintern Abbey
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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10:00 - 16:00
Monday
10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:00
Thursday
10:00 - 16:00
Friday
10:00 - 16:00
Saturday
10:00 - 16:00
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
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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.
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bill r
Bath, UK14 contributions
Jun 2022
A great site and sight in the Why valley.So much history dripping from the walls.It was fun listening to my six year old daughter,trying to read the Welsh explanation panels! (English also available) Nice pub lunches nearby.
Written 9 February 2023
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Tina D
Abergavenny, UK27 contributions
Jan 2023
Always impressive - have docked one star for current access restrictions to church, although appreciate why this is necessary.
Written 9 January 2023
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Carla P
London, UK291 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Absolutely breathtaking. These gigantic ruins give you an idea of what this gothic medieval church must have felt like in its hey day. It’s very well preserved. Note that it’s mostly outdoors and not much cover, so not ideal for a rainy day activity.
Written 31 December 2022
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J K
San Antonio, TX57 contributions
Oct 2022
There is not a great deal to do around the abbey, so this is probably best accompanied by a trip to Bath or some other nearby locale, but it is a magnificent piece of history and it has been quite well maintained and preserved. Finding a place to get a stunning photo is not difficult, and a small amount of research will make it clear it has inspired more than a few painters and other artists. Be sure to take a few pound coins to use on the coin-only parking meter. If you forget, the pub next door is very good at providing help. Just ask at the bar. The pub also serves a nice meal for a decent price.
Written 14 December 2022
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paultea
East Sussex, UK46 contributions
Oct 2022
The famous ruins can still thrill and create strong emotions just as they did when Turner first set eyes on them and created his famous depictions. There is a fair amount of information about them which was helpful without getting in the way. There was a little 21st century revisionism apparent in some of the interpretations of mediaeval life but this was minor compared to some other NT sites these days. Overall, a nice place to stay for an hour or two.
Written 19 November 2022
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jill
New Plymouth, New Zealand7 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Lovely chatty ladies on the desk...we loved the views....and the history of the Abbey.....ended up buying some jewelry as a reminder if where we had been
Written 14 November 2022
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Travelcelt_10
Norwich, UK189 contributions
Nov 2022
As a couple we paid £16 to access the site and the car park is £3. The Abbey looks sublime from a distance and is in a beautiful natural setting. The experience is dispappointing - very limited interpretation of the site and areas were closed off for safety reasons at out visit in November. It's not really clear what CADW have achieved since they took over the site in 1984; the few signs are faded and dull and notices speak of issues with clmate and dissolving stonework, which make me wonder what they have been doing over the last 38 years. It is probably too much too ask that they recreate part of the Abbey as it was in its heyday - in any event they are a part of a fixation that ruins must be preserved without any improvement or much replacing of old stonework. If you are going to visit, you will need a guidebook to make sense of the overall layout.
Written 8 November 2022
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violet339
London, UK398 contributions
Oct 2022
I was a bit underwhelmed and wasn't minded to pay to go inside. I might be wrong but I don't think I particularly missed out on anything - there's a low wall and it's possible to walk around the outside and pretty much see the same thing I think. It wasn't on my list of things to do but I found I had more time than I was expecting one day and landed up there kind of spontaneously. I wouldn't really recommend travelling there specifically for it but of course people have different interests.
Written 30 October 2022
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Rich P
Cardiff, UK134 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
The price here is quite steep. £8 for an adult. The shell of the abbey however is impressive and you get a good idea of the size of it back in its heyday, as well as the damage caused to it. The setting is also fantastic. The presence of two chickens in the grounds also proved useful to entertain a toddler. Given the history involved here and the scenery and with lunch on the go, I would give this four stars.
Written 23 October 2022
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SWH100
Cardiff, UK956 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We visited Tintern abbey on my birthday. I hadn’t been since I was little and was keen to explore it again. I enjoyed it, but I do think it was a little over priced for how long we were in there. It was interesting to look around the ruins. We went for a walk to the Devils Pulpit afterwards which was excellent. The Abbey is gorgeous and it is set in a beautiful area.
Written 21 October 2022
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