Tintern Abbey in Caerphilly

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!

Where can I find Tintern Abbey?

From Cardiff, try the M4, J23, M48, J2, and A466. From London, try the M4, J21 to M48 instead.
  • Open 10am-4pm (5/6pm in warmer seasons)
  • May close at short notice due to extreme weather – they recommend checking their social media channels for updates like this
  • Adult Ticket: £5.90
  • Family Ticket: £19.50
  • Disabled and companion Ticket: Free
  • Juniors (5-17) / NUS / Armed Forces and Veterans Ticket: £4.10
  • Seniors Ticket (Aged 65+): £5.50

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