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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.

The Old Station

Places to Stay in and around Tintern

Anne's Retreat

Chepstow (1 miles, 2 km)

Glamping with 1 unit

The Wye Valley Hotel

Chepstow (0 miles, 1 km)

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

Foxes Reach

Tintern (2 miles, 3 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £529-£1200 pupw sleeps 1-6

Beaufort Cottage

Tintern (0 miles, 0 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit

Parva Farmhouse Riverside Guesthouse

Chepstow (0 miles, 1 km)

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

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

Pen-y-Parc Cottage

Chepstow (2 miles, 3 km)

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

Tintern Abbey Cottage

Chepstow (0 miles, 1 km)

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

Spring Cottage

Monmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

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

Craigo Barn

Monmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

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

The Royal George Hotel

Chepstow (0 miles, 1 km)

Hotel with 14 rooms, £75 prpn

Places to visit in Tintern

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 Wednesdays for vineyard tours and wine tastings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wye Valley Sculpture Garden

You can find this garden nestled in it’s tranquil and secluded setting on a gentle sunny slope in the heart of the Lower Wye Valley.

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.

Events in and around Tintern

Places to eat in and around Tintern

Old Station Tea Room Cafe

Try our new range of food & drink at Tintern Old Station Tearoom. Take in the scenery with simply irresistible hand finished cakes made across Wales using traditional ingredients. Our beautiful cakes are supplied by Welsh bakers, in Wale

The Royal George Tintern

The Royal George is an elegantly refurbished hotel with a wonderful cosy and dog friendly pub. We pride ourselves on using locally sourced produce and seasonal menus to showcase the very best of the Wye Valley.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

Tintern Walks

Walks from Tintern:

Walks which include Tintern:

Lines Written A Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey

Welsh Dragon