Tintern Abbey

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Tintern Abbey is a national icon – still standing in roofless splendour on the banks of the River Wye nearly 500 years since its tragic fall from grace.

It was founded in 1131 by Cistercian monks, who were happy to make do with timber buildings at first. Abbot Henry, a reformed robber, was better known for his habit of crying at the altar than for his architectural ambitions.

A simple stone church and cloisters came later. But then, thanks to the patronage of wealthy Marcher lords, the white-robed monks began to think bigger.

In 1269 they began to build a new abbey church and didn’t stop until they’d created one of the masterpieces of British Gothic architecture. The great west front with its seven-lancet window and the soaring arches of the nave still take the breath away.

So grateful were the monks to their powerful patron Roger Bigod that they were still handing out alms on his behalf in 1535. But by then King Henry VIII’s English Reformation was well underway.

Only a year later Tintern surrendered in the first round of the dissolution of the monasteries – and the great abbey began slowly to turn into a majestic ruin.

The car park outside Tintern Abbey is pay & display.

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Tintern AbbeyMeet the Master Mason at Tintern AbbeyHistorical interpreter Simon Waterfield will be welcoming visitors to learn all about a master mason’s work during the building of Tintern Abbey.
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Tintern AbbeyWilliam Marshal’s Visit to Tintern AbbeyThe Household is encamped at Tintern, with its array of medieval crafts and characters.
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FalconWings of WalesCome and experience birds of prey up close and get to know a few of them!
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Tintern AbbeyBrother Thomas, the CellarerStep back in time with Brother Thomas and learn what life was like as a monk in Tintern Abbey. Our sympathetic brother will give you inside information about the monks’ rituals and responsibilities.
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Dydd Sadwrn, 25th Mehefin 2022 - Dydd Sadwrn, 25th Mehefin 2022

Tintern AbbeyThe Last Abbot of TinternLooking for inspiration? Discover the effect that troubled times have had on Tintern Abbey.
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Dydd Sadwrn, 6th Awst 2022 - Dydd Sul, 7th Awst 2022

Tintern AbbeyResting at the Abbey during the Wars of the Roses - 1471Mercenary archers are encamped at the Abbey with their families! Why are they here? How do they survive these troubled times?
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Dydd Sadwrn, 13th Awst 2022 - Dydd Sul, 14th Awst 2022

FalconFalconry at Tintern AbbeyCome to Tintern Abbey to see majestic birds of prey in flight!
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Tintern AbbeyGroup Visits to Tintern Abbey, TinternCadw has a great deal to offer groups of all sizes.

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Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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Tintern Abbey (Cadw)

Historic Site

Tintern, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6SE
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  2. The ruins of St. Mary's Church are on the hill above the Abbey Hotel and originally…

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  3. We warmly welcome coach parties and groups to the Abbey Mill Wye Valley Centre

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  4. Set amidst breathtaking scenery and situated on the banks of the River Wye in the…

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  1. The Old Station nestles beside the River Wye in the heart of the Wye Valley in Tintern.…

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  2. One of the most spectacular views in the Wye Valley, Devil's Pulpit looks over Tintern…

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  3. Nestled beside the River Wye in the heart of the Wye Valley. Visitors can sit, relax &…

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  4. We can welcome small coach and mini buses

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  7. At Kingstone Brewery, our passion is real beer. Uncompromised by the inflexibility of…

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  9. This site contains the excavated and part restored remains of a 17th century ironworks, a…

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  10. Wyndcliff Wood is a superb example of a lower Wye Valley gorge woodland with ancient…

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  11. Whitestone lies adjacent to a section of the famous Wye Valley Walk. Visitors to the site…

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