Tintern Abbey and the River Wye valley

A 900 year old Abbey and the most beautiful river valley in Britain

  • 6 hours
  • 49 British pounds
  • Wye valley, Monmouthshire

Walk details

There are undoubtedly few rivers in the UK that come anywhere near to the beauty of the River Wye. The fifth longest river in the UK rises in the remote uplands of Mid Wales and flows through often mind-blowing scenery to the Severn Estuary. The designation of the Wye Valley as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty must have been an easy one. Its unique habitat for wildlife has also earned its status as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC). This easy 3.5 mile walk passes through ancient woodland, pretty riverside scenery and the majestic, almost 900 year old Tintern Abbey. Originally founded by Cisterian monks in 1131, it operated as a monastic settlement until 1536. The graceful arches of this ancient ruin remain remarkably intact for such an old structure and along with the tranquil riverside setting make this one of Wales most special historic monuments. The walk passes through the picturesque villages of Tintern and Brockweir where you will have the opportunity to rest on the banks of the river and watch its beauty pass by. You will also visit an old railway station (seasonal) beautifully preserved where you can learn about the areas history and relax in the tea rooms. Your experienced guide will ensure you have a fascinating learning experience during your trip to this stunning part of Wales. You will have the opportunity to purchase food and enter the Abbey at your own expense Difficulty rating: Easy - this walk is on grassy/mud paths or concrete IF THIS WALK IS NOT AVAILABLE ON YOUR CHOSEN DATE, PLEASE CONTACT US TO CHECK AVAILABILITY.

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Newport, Wales, UK