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Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey

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Made famous by William Wordsworth’s poem ‘Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey,’ the striking ruin of Tintern Abbey (known as Abaty Tyndyrn in Welsh) is Wales’ best preserved medieval abbey and remains a magnificent sight, despite its roofless state. Although originally built by Cistercian monks in 1131 — the second of its kind to be erected in Britain — the present-day ruins of the grand Abbey mostly date back to the late 13th century, when it was rebuilt in a gothic style by Lord Roger Bigod of the nearby Chepstow Castle.

As one of the country’s leading monasteries, the Abbey housed around 400 monks, until it was surrendered to Henry VIII in 1536 and quickly fell into ruin. Rediscovered and painstakingly restored during the mid 18th century, Tintern Abbey soon became a much-visited tourist attraction, profiting from its idyllic setting on the banks of the River Wye.

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Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm
Tintern, NP16 6SE
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Walk the beautiful River Wye Valley to Tintern Abbey

Walk the beautiful River Wye Valley to Tintern Abbey

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Tintern Abbey is widely considered the jewel in the crown of the beautiful Wye Valley, and there’s no better way to reach it than on foot. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Cardiff or Newport hotel and spin into the Wye Valley by air-conditioned vehicle. Follow your guide along winding hiking trails along the banks of the River Wye, and admire uninterrupted views over historic Tintern Abbey.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales

The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales

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There's no better way to explore South Wales than in the company of a historian, and native Welsh speaker, who is passionate about the country. This tour, which provides a deeper insight into Welsh culture than any other, takes you to neolithic sites, Roman ruins, Norman castles, and into the atmospheric valleys that have so inspired Welsh culture.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Tintern Abbey hours of operation: Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.