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  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historic Site, £4.20-£6.50


Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey


NP16 6SE

Events at this Venue


Its easy to understand why Tintern Abbey was one of the first places in Wales to attract visitors. Travellers have been flocking to this river bank in the wooded Wye Valley for hundreds of years to admire Tintern's grace and sublime beauty.

The appeal of this exceptional religious house, the best preserved medieval abbey in Wales, remains as enduring as ever. Founded for Cistercian monks in 1131 and largely rebuilt by Roger Bigod, lord of nearby Chepstow Castle, in the late 13th century, it encompasses grand design and architectural detail of great finesse.

The shell of the abbey stands open to the skies almost to its full height, an outstanding example of the elaborate decorated style of Gothic architecture. Visitors are invariably captivated by the vast windows with their delicate tracery, and the wealth of decorative detail displayed in the walls, doorways and soaring archways.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

Free on site parking, Cycle stands on site/nearby, Exhibition, Portable induction loop.

Opening Details

Open all the time

1 November 2016 - 28 February 2017 Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm.
1 March - 30 June 2017 Daily 9:30am - 5:00pm.
1 July - 31 August 2017 Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm
1 September - 31 October 2017 Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.


Prices valid to March 2018
Adult - £6.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children under 16) - £19.30
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £4.20
Children under 5 - Free




    See location of Tintern Abbey (Cadw) on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SO 533000  Lat: 51.69749 Long: -2.67667

    M4 Eastbound Junction 23 & M48 or Westbound Junction 21 & M48. Leave the M48 at Junction 2 & A466 for Chepstow; continue on this road (signed for Monmouth) to Tintern and Abbey signed to right.

    Parking: free

    Accessible by Public Transport: 5.5 miles from Chepstow station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
    • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

    Free on site parking, Cycle stands on site/nearby, Exhibition, Portable induction loop.