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Welcome to Tintern

Few fail to be moved by their first glimpse of Tintern Abbey. Set in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the atmospheric ruins of this Cistercian monastery were recently included in Country Life's top ten British heritage sites.

Already a must-see destination by the 18th century (as part of the Wye Tour along the river), Tintern Abbey has inspired poems by William Wordsworth and Alfred Lord Tennyson and paintings by JMW Turner. Tintern has touched the World in many ways. It was the centre of industry for hundreds of years - conservation work has revealed that there were countless forges and furnaces along the river Wye and its tributaries in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. Brass was first made in Britain at the Abbey Forge and it was the first place to make wire on an industrial scale, most notably the first transatlantic cable was made here.

Today the village is a hub for walkers and cyclists with a number of circular routes and long distance trails starting / passing though the village. A new five mile Greenways route links the lower Wye Valley, running along the disused Wye Valley Railway and through the spectacular 1km Tidenham tunnel.  

All the businesses in the village are dog friendly so your four-legged friend is also guaranteed to receive a warm welcome here!

Make your promise to Wales before you visit and look out for the 'We're Good to Go' COVID-19 secure industry kitemark.

Getting to Tintern

Visitors from the north should travel via the M50 & A40 to Monmouth, then south down the A466 through the Wye Valley.

Visitors from the South and West Wales should follow the M4 and M48 to Chepstow, then head north up the A466.

The Old Station

Places to Stay in and around Tintern

Tintern Abbey Cottage

Chepstow (0 miles, 1 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £589-£1200 pupw sleeps 1-6

Pen-y-Parc Cottage

Chepstow (2 miles, 3 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £400 pupw sleeps 1-4

Craigo Barn

Monmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £475 pupw sleeps 1-5

Foxes Reach

Tintern (2 miles, 3 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £529-£1500 pupw sleeps 1-6

Anne's Retreat

Chepstow (1 miles, 2 km)

Glamping with 1 unit

Beaufort Cottage

Tintern (0 miles, 0 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit

The Wye Valley Hotel

Chepstow (0 miles, 1 km)

Inn with 8 rooms, £85 pppnb, £65-£95 prpnb

The Wild Hare Inn

Chepstow (0 miles, 1 km)

Hotel with 14 rooms, £75 prpn

Spring Cottage

Monmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £565 pupw sleeps 1-4

Oakgrove Holiday Cottage

Chepstow (2 miles, 3 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £390-£410 pupw sleeps 2

Tintern Old Rectory B&B

Chepstow (0 miles, 0 km)

Guest House with 6 rooms, £55-£90 prpnb

The Hop Garden at Kingstone Brewery

Tintern (1 miles, 1 km)

Glamping with 6 units

Parva Farmhouse Riverside Guesthouse

Tintern (0 miles, 1 km)

Guest Accommodation with 8 rooms, £85-£100 prpnb

Underwood Bungalow

Tintern (0 miles, 0 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit

Tintern Walks

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Lines Written A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey


Places to visit in and around Tintern

Abbey Mill Wye Valley Centre

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 in a relaxed environment on the banks of the River Wye.

Abbey Tintern Furnace

This site contains the excavated and part restored remains of a 17th century ironworks, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Located in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The car park and site are open.

Tintern Abbey (Cadw)

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.

Old Station Tintern

Built as a Victorian country railway station, the Old Station, Tintern is a charming site to visit for a quiet relaxing day out or to start your walk in the beautiful Wye Valley.

Kingstone Brewery

At Kingstone Brewery, our passion is real beer. Uncompromised by the inflexibility of modern manufacture, we choose to champion a hand brewed and bottled beer using only mineral water and the finest ingredients.

Parva Farm Vineyard, Wine and Gift Shop

Parva Farm is a privately owned and run vineyard in the village of Tintern, South Wales. Open to the public every day except Tuesday & Wednesday for vineyard tours and wine tastings.

Wye Valley Sculpture Garden

The Wye Valley Sculpture Garden is the vision of artist Gemma Kate Wood which in turn is an accumulation of a shared vision stretching over three generations.

Silver Circle Distillery

A brand new microdistillery in the Wye Valley Silver Circle Distillery is a brand new craft spirits producer based in the beautiful village of Catbrook, deep in the Wye Valley Area Of Natural Beauty.

Places to eat in and around Tintern

Parva Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant

A 17th Century former farmhouse set yards from the banks of the River Wye, less than a mile from Tintern Abbey. It has been a guesthouse for some years with a loyal following, and now has a proper restaurant too.

The Wild Hare Pub

At The Wild Hare, you will receive a true countryside pub experience alongside locally sourced, seasonal menus. With comfy sofas and a cosy log burner, there's nowhere better to enjoy a delicious meal or a pint of local beer.

The Anchor Inn

The Anchor Tintern dates from the twelfth century and is set in extensive grounds alongside the River Wye with the stunning backdrop of Tintern Abbey.

The Wye Valley Hotel Pub and Restaurant

Wye Valley Hotel and Restaurant The Wye Valley Hotel is situated in an area of breathtaking natural beauty at Tintern in the heart of the Wye Valley.

Abbey Mill Coffee House & Restaurant

Built on recommendation our licensed Coffee House and Restaurant hosts a delight of home cooked cakes and Welsh specialities including Abbey Mill's famous 'Mill Wheel' teacake. We are renowned for our fine salads and traditional dishes.

The White Monk

We serve homemade Welsh favourites such as Welsh Rabbit, homemade clotted cream scones and homemade cakes. We make our sandwiches to order and freshly cook hot snacks such as omelettes, bacon sandwiches and homemade soup.

The Rose & Crown

Sally and Jason welcome you to the Rose & Crown. This historic pub is in the heart of Tintern, nestling in the beautiful Wye Valley.

Old Station Tea Room Cafe

Come and visit the newly refurbished Tea Rooms which are under new ownership, and are open daily from 10am - 4pm offering a selection of takeaway refreshments.

The Wild Hare

Homemade bakes, amazing coffee and freshly made baguettes from our coffee shop.

The Filling Station Cafe

The Filling Station Café is owned and run by Vin and Lou Kennedy. We were very pleased to have been award a 5 star for food hygiene. Everyone is welcome including cyclists, walkers, tourists, families and residents.

Welsh Dragon