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Tintern Abbey, Tintern

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Must see · Religious Site · Church
For more than 500 years, Tintern Abbey has stood as a testament to endurance and romance amid a wild land. Founded as a Cistercian monastery dedicated to austerity, poverty, and prayer, today the structure is one of Wales most famous medieval ruins. Now an abbey open to the sky, the location attracts students of history, beauty, and art. Additional ancient buildings dot the landscape. Artists as varied as William Wordsworth, Alan Ginsberg, and Iron Maiden have drawn inspiration from these renowned picturesque sites. Bring your walking shoes and camera to capture what inspires you. Add Tintern Abbey to your Tintern travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Tintern travel itinerary planner.
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  • Great to have the Abbey open again after lockdown. Time slot tickets need to be organised on the CADW website in advance. Very few people there during our visit, good chance to take photos. Work...  more »
  • I love visiting old historic buildings, and places like Tintern have just so much character. Actually what made me aware of Tintern Abbey long before I knew about its history was the fact that in...  more »
  • Beautiful landmark with nearby pub and walks. Entry seems a bit high for what can be comprehensively viewed in 30-40 minutes, though I'm all for maintaining the place, so can swallow it. Local parking is a bit tight, so be aware that you might struggle with a big car or need to find somewhere further afield and walk in!
  • A Lovely Historic Place... Nestled Against The Wye Valley Rice & Surrounding Tree Backdrop! An Iconic Building & Landmark In The Lovely Quaint Town Of Tintern... Visit, Admire & Take In The History Of An Outstanding Area Of Natural Beauty With This Historic Building At Centre Point! 👍👍👍

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