"Tintern and the Wye Valley" Tintern Abbey by aaaarrgh

Tintern Abbey Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 105 photos

An impressive Abbey and picturesque village

Fortunately my recent visit coincided with the hottest, sunniest October day on record! Tintern Abbey is the main attraction of the village of Tintern, located next to the swirling River Wye in its steep-sided valley. Fortunately I arrived fairly early, there were no coaches, not many visitors and the Abbey was bathed in a beautiful golden morning sunlight. Famous artists and writers have visited and suceeded in creating wonderful evocative images of Tintern and, if you're lucky you may visit on a beautiful day too!

In the footsteps of J.M.W. Turner...

...well, erm, not quite. I thought I should enter into the artistic spirit of the location, put down my camera and pick up my drawing pad. The well known English painter, Turner, did a much better job but, then, he probably had slightly more time and a bigger canvas! A 20cm x 20cm sketch pad does not do Tintern Abbey justice!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The Abbey and location are wonderfully impressive
  • Cons:The place can fill up with cars and coaches
  • In a nutshell:Certainly worth a visit, with many things to see and do!
  • Last visit to Tintern Abbey: Oct 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Feb 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Beautiful view from the Devil's Pulpit indeed! How nice to see your sketch of the Abbey too - and don't be so modest, it looks pretty good to me!

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2011 at 2:52 PM

    Wow! What a view of the Abbey from Devil's Pulpit! Nice, small page!


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