Tourists have been flocking to this river bank in the wooded Wye Valley for hundreds of years to admire Tintern's grace and beauty.
The appeal of this exceptional religious house, the best preserved medieval abbey in Wales, remains as enduring as ever. It encompasses grand design and architectural detail of great finesse.
The shell of the abbey stands open to the skies almost to its full height, an outstanding example of the elaborate decorated style of Gothic architecture. Visitors are invariably captivated by the vast windows with their delicate tracery, and the wealth of decorative detail displayed in the walls, doorways and soaring archways.
Address: Tintern Abbey, Tintern, Near Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6SE
Prices: Adult - £5.50 Concession - £4.10 Family - £16.50
Tintern Abbey's opening hours are generally as follows:
1st March - 30th June 9.30am - 5pm
1st July - 31st August - 9.30am - 6pm
1st September - 31st October - 9.30am - 5pm.
1st November - 28/29th February - 10am - 4pm (Sundays are 11am - 4pm)
Last admission is thirty minutes before closing.
Prices and times may not be exact. Please ring/email for details. Free on site car parking.
Phone: 01291 689251