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Abbey Mill

Abbey Mill

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Shelley Rascal


Award winning Abbey Mill is a well-established independent family business and has been trading in Tintern village for the past 60 years. Set amidst breathtaking scenery and situated on the banks of the River Wye in the original mill site of Tintern Abbey, founded in 1131, Abbey Mill offers a relaxed setting for your enjoyment.

Abbey Mill has adapted to the needs and demands of the area over the centuries. Formerly a corn mill and later probably a woollen mill until Abbey and monastic life were suppressed in 1536.

From 1570 mill activites turned to iron-wire works until the early 1800s. Records from 1820 probably reverts the mill back to corn and, at some point, it changed again to a wood turnery, saw mill and builders' store until the mid 1970s. Today Abbey Mill still stands proud for people to enjoy after surviving more than 860 years.

Did you know? .......
....... in Tintern, in the year 1568, brass was first made by alloying copper with zinc

The site is set beside the River Wye and has the Angiddy Stream (quite a large body of water) running through it. The Angiddy enters the site via a waterfall after running over a rapid and through a tunnel under the road. The hills around Tintern, the old railway bridge now used by walkers to cross the Wye, and all this water make the site both interesting and relaxing

Come and see the waterfall, watch the trout and shop and browse through the 5 distinctively different shops housed in the "Old Mill Buildings". Admire the skill and patience of members of the Wye Valley Craft Association demonstrating their individual crafts for you. Then take a rest from it all in our friendly licensed Coffee Shop and Restaurant (available for private functions) that is renowned in the area for both quality and value.

The Boat House - Soaps, Prefumes,Gifts,Cards and Toys

The Mill Shop - Casual & Weekend Clothing, Accessories, Handbags,Hats for many occasions

The Cider Press - wide selections of model Boats, Glass & Pottery Ware, gifts - Local, British and around the World

The Angiddy Room - Home to the Wye Valley Craft Association offering their own unique and individual Crafts.

Opening details

Monday - Friday from 10:30 to 14:30 Winter
Saturday & Sunday from 10.30 to 15.00 Winter
All week from 10.30 to 17.30

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 17 - Sun 19 Jul Folk on the Lawn 2020




See location of Abbey Mill Wye Valley Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SO 529002  Lat: 51.69855 Long: -2.68288

Abbey Mill is located in the centre of Tintern on the A466 and is easily accessible from the M4, M48, M5 and M50 motorways. Tintern is only 6 miles from junction 2 of the M48.


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups