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Tintern Abbey

Tintern was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales. Despite the shell of this grand structure being open to the skies, it remains the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales.

Attraction in or near Tintern


Description

Despite the shell of this grand structure being open to the skies, it remains the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales.

Tintern was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales. The present-day remains are a mixture of building works covering a 400-year period between 1131 and 1536. Very little remains of the first buildings but you will marvel at the vast windows and later decorative details displayed in the walls, doorways and soaring archways.
 


Features

  • Attraction
  • Heritage

Location




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Events


Kids' History Festival: Brother Thomas, the Cellarer

24th August 2019
Brother Thomas will tell you all about his life as a monk at Tintern Abbey

Held at Tintern Abbey in or near Tintern


Wordsworth, Tintern and the Romantics

7th September 2019
Discover the effect the ruins of Tintern Abbey had on the romantic poets and artists

Held at Tintern Abbey in or near Tintern


Brother Thomas, the Cellarer

21st September 2019
Brother Thomas will tell you all about his life as a monk at Tintern Abbey

Held at Tintern Abbey in or near Tintern


Brother Thomas, the Cellarer

19th October 2019
Brother Thomas will tell you all about his life as a monk at Tintern Abbey

Held at Tintern Abbey in or near Tintern