"Splendid view from the Devil's Pulpit!" Tintern Abbey Things to Do Tip by aaaarrgh

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Tintern Abbey is in a spectacular location next to the snaking River Wye. There are footpaths and woodland walks heading off in several directions into Wales and England. For a special view of Tintern Abbey from above, I recommend you take a walk to the "Devil's Pulpit". The "Devil's Pulpit" is a stack of rock on the hillside above Tintern which, yes, has a certain resemblance to a church pulpit. It is a fairly strenuous uphill walk and, though the "pulpit" is only a mile (for a crow) from Tintern, it will probably take at least 45 minutes to reach.

You will need to cross over the wooden bridge into England and, basically, keep going up, up and up again. There are one or two signposts too. If you find yourself going downhill at any point, you've gone the wrong way!! The route is splendid, through woodland, up steps cut into the rock and, finally, along the Offa's Dyke path. I expect in the spring there will be bluebells too! When the leaves are on the trees, you won't see Tintern at all until you reach your destination. At the 'pulpit' a slot has been cut through the trees and you have a superb photo opportunity with the Abbey and the river below you! Well worth the walk in my opinion.

Address: Offa's Dyke, England
Directions: Above Tintern

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  • Written Oct 1, 2011
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