Often referred to as a ‘national icon’, Tintern Abbey is a spectacular 500 year old ruin of a once grand place of worship. It was originally constructed on the 9th May 1131 by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow. It was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain when it was first built, and the first in Wales! You may have seen or heard of it before, captured in a poem or a painting – it’s well regarded as one of the great masterpieces of British Gothic Architecture. The photos don’t do it justice – it’s truly an impressively huge structure. Come see its majesty for yourself!