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“Just testing the ‘Snow’d in - can’t work Rule’”
Review of Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey
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USD 382.79*
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Private South Wales Day Trip from Bath
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Chepstow
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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. Although the abbey church was rebuilt under the patronage of Roger Bigod, lord of nearby Chepstow Castle, in the late 13th century, the monastery retains its original design. Tintern was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales. The present-day remains are a mixture of building works covering a 400-year period between 1131 and 1536. Very little remains of the first buildings but you will marvel at the vast windows and later decorative details displayed in the walls, doorways and soaring archways.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Have been there many a time, in all weathers and never has the attraction looked so magnificent. I have taken better pictures before but on an iPhone, if I wasn’t under such persistent fire from my eldest son! Legend! We may have captured something. Or have we!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This was a superb ruined abbey to wander around. It has helpful boards all around explaining each bit, and you can go at your own pace.
The only reason it didn't get 5 was because the price was a little high.

Thank Ben B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Great to see our heritage so well preserved and cared for so well. The are arount the Abbey is well kept and worgh a visit.

Thank Jan C
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

A lovely Abbey on the Banks of the River Wye,Plenty of car parking,and very close to Tintern village.Good for wheel chair users.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

The ruins of the Abbey look very impressive, particularly as on the day we visited there was a background of snow helping to highlight the stonework

Thank alan_uk1953
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