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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), the 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 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.

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Events in and around Tintern

Monmouth Regatta

Monmouth Regatta & Sprint

Monmouth (8 miles, 13 km)

Meet the Dinosaurs

Meet the Dinosaurs

Raglan (8 miles, 13 km)

Plant Sale

Plant & Seed Sale

Monmouth (5 miles, 9 km)

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Summer of Stories

Chepstow (4 miles, 6 km)

Swing Thing Monmouthshire

Learn To Lindy Hop - Swing Dance

Raglan (10 miles, 15 km)

Black Rock Picnic Site

Learn about the Levels - Black Rock

Chepstow (8 miles, 12 km)

Bookmark Making

Bookmark Making

Usk (9 miles, 15 km)

Summer of Stories

Summer of Stories

Chepstow (1 miles, 1 km)

Savoy Theatre, Monmouth

Albert Lee and His Band: In Concert

Monmouth (8 miles, 13 km)

Drop in and make craft afternoon

Drop-in-and-make Craft Afternoon

Chepstow (4 miles, 6 km)

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