Tintern Abbey (Tintern Village, Wales) Reviews
Description:Tintern Abbey was originally founded by Cistercian monks in 1131 AD. in the reign of Henry I. Between 1270 and 1301 the ... more
Tintern Abbey (Tintern Village, Wales) ... Abbey was rebuilt and by the end of the rebuilding, around four hundred monks lived in the complex. The Black Death arrived in 1349 and affected Abbey life badly but it continued to operate until 1536. In that year the Abbey was part of the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. Within a few years the lead was stripped from the roof and the building began to decay. The Abbey then became a source of building stone and only in the eighteenth century was any interest shown in the ruin. Around 1760 the site was cleaned up and visitors to the Wye Valley began to be entranced with the beauty of the site and surroundings. Turner was the best known artist to visit Tintern at the end of that century along with the poet Wordsworth.
Newest Review: ... trust and a very fine job they have done too. The Abbey is open 29 March - 30 June - 9.30 - 5pm 1 July - 31 August - 9.30 - 6pm 1 Sept - 31 Oct - 9.30 - 5.pm 1 November - 28 Feb- Mon - Sat 10 am - 4 pm Sun 11 am - 4 pm Closed ... more
Customer Tintern Abbey (Tintern Village, Wales) Reviews (3)
by - written on 04/08/13, updated on 04/08/13 (Very useful, 51 readings)
Tintern Abbey On our recent short break to South Wales we had a list of places we would like to visit and explore. On looking through our many books on Places to see before you die this came up as one of the 501 must see places. This Abbey ruins were built way back beginning in 1131but they were not finished for another four hundred years, This was a Cistercian abbey with farm, hospital and accommodation for the monks who lived and worked there. It was the first Cistercian abbey in Wales. Sadly Henry VIII 's destructive official took it over in 1536 and destroyed most of it. Despite the fact that it is a ruin today it is still awe ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/08/11 (Very useful, 88 readings)
Sitting just inside the Welsh border, the ruined Cistercian abbey at Tintern is definitely worth a couple of hours of anyone's time. The village itself might be tiny, but dominating it are the ruins of the abbey. Indeed, whichever side you approach it from it's hard not to be impressed by the scale of the remaining ruins. A Brief History Lesson ----------------------------- Originally founded in the 11th century, the great Cistercian abbey essentially dominated the surrounding countryside and formed a vital part of the local economy of this part of South Wales during medieval times, as well as acting as an important religious centre. Sadly, like so ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/05/08 (Very useful, 83 readings)
When I first joined dooyoo I was in the middle of writing travel reviews, especially those that concentrated on the British Isles. That was back in 2006 so I don't expect you read any of those. It does limit me in what to write about, especially with the spell of nice weather we've had recently though. So I thought about particular places, rather than regions or National Parks. I don't hide the fact that I live in South Wales. There would be little point since a few of my reviews have appeared on Welsh Travel Sites. I even got contacted once by the BBC though it came to nothing. At that time I was writing about Pendine Sands, a part of Wales with a great history. One of . Read the complete review
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