The Wye Valley Walk A perfect mix of hill and river walking



Tintern Abbey

Ruined abbey founded by Cistercian 'white' monks in 1131 with backing from the Norman Marcher lords. Remarkably complete abbey church rebuilt in the later 13th and early 14th Centuries. Became the richest abbey in Wales controlling large estates, with early iron, wire and, allegedly, brass foundries. Its ruins became the centrepiece of the 19th Century Wye Tour, attracting visitors like Turner and Wordsworth.Facilities: Parking, toilets, guidebook available, on-site giftshop, site exhibition and audio tour
Opening Times: All year except 24-26 December and January 1
Entry Fee: Admission charges
Distance from the Walk: within 100m
Map Number: Explorer OL14 Landranger 162
Phone: 01443 336000