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image for Visitor Centre item typeOld Station Tintern

  • Green Flag Award
  • Visit Wales VAQAS
  • Croeso Cynnes Cymreig
  • National Tourism Awards Winner
  • WorldHost
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • The Food Awards
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Visitor Centre, free entry

GREEN FLAG AWARD, VW VAQAS, CROESO CYNNES CYMREIG , NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS WINNER, WORLDHOST, TripAdvisor, THE FOOD AWARDS, ACCESS DETAILS

Old Station Tintern

Old Station Tintern

Contact

John Sterry

01291 689566

07976465338

Address

Tintern,
Chepstow,
Monmouthshire,
NP16 7NX

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 31 Oct Halloween Spooky Walk

Details

The Old Station nestles beside the River Wye in the heart of the Wye Valley in Tintern. This idyllic 10 – acre site boasts the best of what Monmouthshire has to offer.

The Victorian tea room, which is situated in the original railway waiting room, was voted the Best tea room in Wales when it won gold in the annual True Taste of Wales awards in 2012/13, this was followed up last year when it was voted best place to eat in Wales (café category) at the National Tourism awards and was also listed in the England and Wales food awards top 7.

The tea room serves breakfast (from 9.30 -10.30am daily), a wide range of freshly baked cakes, superb cream teas, home made soups and light lunches.

The Old Station caters for birthday parties for all ages, special occasions and is licensed for weddings of up to 30 guests.

The Old Station has developed an excellent reputation as one of the area’s top visitor centres and was voted the UK’s favourite park in 2011. The site has held the coveted Green Flag award since 2009.

The Old Station is a wonderful hub for walkers, and its impressive facilities make it an ideal small conference venue – just the place for an office away day.

There are three railway carriages on site. Two carriages contain a souvenir and gift shop, a Destination Wye Valley exhibition area with information about the heritage of the Wye Valley, a tourist information point and a meeting room, which when not booked out shows a film about the railway and surrounding countryside. The third smaller carriage houses a scale model of the station as it would have been in the 1930’s.

Visitors can sit, relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery, wander along a relaxing one mile riverside circular walk, before visiting the Circle of Legends. The Legends are 6 local characters from history how all have a walk attached to them for more details and to download the maps go to www.thecircleoflegends.co.uk

For the younger visitor there is a full programme of activities available daily, including miniature train rides (on selected days), a play area and new for 2015 a 30 metre aerial zip slide.

There is also a small campsite but booking is essential. The campsite has no vehicle access and does not have facilities for caravan and campervans.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Children's activities available everyday. A full activity programme is available by request.

Opening details

hours 9.30am -5.30pm

Prices

Free entry

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    Location

    Directions

    See location of Old Station Tintern on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SO 536006  Lat: 51.70227 Long: -2.67187

    9km north of Chepstow on A466. 1km north of Tintern Abbey.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Chepstow station

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Children's activities available everyday. A full activity programme is available by request.

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

    Parking

    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis solid
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesBaby changing facilities

    General

    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesWheelchairs provided
      • YesFree
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

    Entrance

    • YesEntrance is well lit

    Food

    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
      • YesSugar free (diabetic)
      • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
      • YesLactose free (dairy free)
      • YesNut free
      • YesAdditive free
      • YesVegetarian
      • YesVegan
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children
    • YesChildren's menu