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Historic Site:Tintern Abbey (Cadw)

  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historic Site, £4.60-£7.70

VW VAQAS, CADW

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey

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Address

Tintern,
Chepstow,
Monmouthshire,
NP16 6SE

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Tintern Abbey is a national icon – still standing in roofless splendour on the banks of the River Wye nearly 500 years since its tragic fall from grace.

It was founded in 1131 by Cistercian monks, who were happy to make do with timber buildings at first. Abbot Henry, a reformed robber, was better known for his habit of crying at the altar than for his architectural ambitions.

A simple stone church and cloisters came later. But then, thanks to the patronage of wealthy Marcher lords, the white-robed monks began to think bigger.

In 1269 they began to build a new abbey church and didn’t stop until they’d created one of the masterpieces of British Gothic architecture. The great west front with its seven-lancet window and the soaring arches of the nave still take the breath away.

So grateful were the monks to their powerful patron Roger Bigod that they were still handing out alms on his behalf in 1535. But by then King Henry VIII’s English Reformation was well underway.

Only a year later Tintern surrendered in the first round of the dissolution of the monasteries – and the great abbey began slowly to turn into a majestic ruin.

Opening Details

Open all the time

1 March 2020 - 30 June Daily 9:30am - 5:00pm.
1 July - 31 August Daily 9.30am - 6.00pm Closed Saturday 18 July for a private function.
1 September - 31 October Daily 9.30am - 5.00pm
1 November - 28 February 2021 Monday to Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Prices

Prices from April 2020 to March 2021:
Adult - £7.70
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £21.60
Seniors £6.10
Juniors (Aged 5–17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans - £4.60
Children under 5 - Free

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Location

Directions

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

Facilities

  • 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)
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

The car park outside Tintern Abbey is pay & display.

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