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Tintern Town Information

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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 Monmouthshire.

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
Tintern Abbey - Photo: Pam Brophy CCL