The part-ruin of Tintern Abbey
is one of Britain’s finest relics. It sits
contentedly in a tranquil meadow overlooked by
woodland on a bend of the River Wye in
Founded in 1131 by Walter de Clare, it was remodeled several times. Then it was ‘discovered’ by the Romantic poet Wordsworth and the artist J.M.W. Turner. Its abbey church, complete with rose window, is virtually intact. The area offers plenty of walking opportunities and some splendid viewpoints.
Tintern Abbey - Photo: Pam Brophy CCL