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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




O/S Ref: So 5330000

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  • Tintern