Tintern Wireworks Bridge
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Built in 1876 to provide a rail link to the Lower Wireworks site, the Wireworks Bridge is a visible reminder of Tintern’s industrial past. Despite being hardly used originally (as it was built at the tail end of the industrial period), hundreds of people now cross the bridge every day to visit Tintern or explore the wooded slopes of the Wye Valley. If the bridge seems familiar, it’s because it featured in Netflix’s hit ‘Sex Education’ series.

This bridge serves as the first crossing point on the River Wye north of Chepstow and is a crucial link to many walks and trails. The Wye Valley Greenway is a popular walking and cycling route, which follows the old railway line, through the spectacular 1km Tidenham tunnel, to Chepstow. Crossing here, walkers can also head to Devil’s Pulpit, a stunning viewpoint over Tintern Abbey and the village. The bridge also links to Offa’s Dyke Path, a 177 mile trail along the England-Wales border.

The Wireworks Bridge has now reopened!

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Tintern AbbeyTintern Abbey (Cadw), TinternCistercian abbey, founded in 1131 in the beautiful Wye valley village of Tintern. Remarkably complete abbey church rebuilt in the later thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries, with extensive remains of cloister and associated monastic buildings.

Tintern Abbey on the River WyeHealth Walk - Tintern Walk, TinternA 2.5 mile walk from the Old Station, Tintern enjoying both sides of the River Wye.

Abbey Tintern FurnaceAbbey Tintern Furnace, TinternAbbey Tintern Furnace contains the excavated and part restored remains of a 17th century ironworks, a Scheduled Ancient Monument

TinternTintern, TinternTintern is the jewel in the crown for the Wye Valley, with the majestic Abbey, fantastic food and quaint shops all in a beautiful setting between the river and the trees.

@gjs_jaunts_photography Wye Valley Greenway tunnelWye Valley Greenway, TinternThe Wye Valley Greenway is a five mile shared use route between Tintern and Chepstow, mostly following the old Wye Valley railway line down the eastern side of the River Wye. 

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Tintern Wireworks Bridge

Type:Historic Site

Tintern, Monmouthshire, NP16 6SZ

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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