Welsh Dragon

Refine your search

Type of Venue

 

Location

 

Facilities

 

Or Venue Name

 
 

Heritage Centre:Old Station Tintern

  • Visit Britain Good to go
  • Green Flag Award
  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • National Tourism Awards Winner
  • WorldHost
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Heritage Centre, free entry

GREEN FLAG AWARD, VW VAQAS, NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS WINNER, WORLDHOST, TRIPADVISOR, ACCESS DETAILS, Visit Britain Good to go

Old Station Tintern

Old Station Tintern

Visit Monmouthshire. Safely.

We are delighted to start welcoming visitors back to Monmouthshire when the local travel restriction is lifted on 6th July and self-contained visitor accommodation is allowed to reopen on 11th July. Look out for the new ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry kite mark for tourism and hospitality businesses which demonstrates that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing. #visitsafely

Address

Tintern,
Chepstow,
Monmouthshire,
NP16 7NX

Contact

Old Station Tintern

Details

What’s Open?: Our car park is currently open 10am-4pm and visitors are able to walk through and enjoy our grounds. Our buildings on site including the café, carriages, signal box and toilets remain closed until further notice.

Should you have any queries, we are available online via email oldstationtintern@monmouthshire.gov.uk or by calling 01291 689566

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Old Station nestles beside the River Wye in the heart of the Wye Valley in Tintern. This idyllic 10 – acre site boasts the best of what Monmouthshire has to offer.

The Old Station has developed an excellent reputation as one of the area’s top visitor centres. The site has held the coveted Green Flag award since 2009.

The Old Station is a wonderful hub for walkers, and its impressive facilities make it an ideal small conference venue – just the place for an office away day.

There are three railway carriages on site. Two carriages contain a souvenir and gift shop, a Destination Wye Valley exhibition area with information about the heritage of the Wye Valley, a tourist information point and a meeting room, which when not booked out shows a film about the railway and surrounding countryside. The third smaller carriage houses a scale model of the station as it would have been in the 1930s.

Visitors can sit, relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery, wander along a relaxing one mile riverside circular walk, before visiting the Circle of Legends. The Legends are 6 local characters from history how all have a walk attached to them for more details and to download the maps go to www.thecircleoflegends.co.uk

For the younger visitor there is a full programme of activities available daily, including miniature train rides (on selected days), a play area and a 30 metre aerial zip slide.

There is also a small campsite but booking is essential. The campsite has no vehicle access and does not have facilities for caravan and campervans.

Opening details

hours 9.30am -5.30pm

Prices

Free entry

Reviews

Location

Directions

See location of Old Station Tintern on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 536006  Lat: 51.70227 Long: -2.67187

9km north of Chepstow on A466. 1km north of Tintern Abbey.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Chepstow station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Children's activities available everyday. A full activity programme is available by request.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu