"The Cistercian abbey of Tintern is regarded as
typical of all that is beautiful and picturesque
in the ruined abbeys of England. Situated on a
strip of level ground on the banks of the romantic river
Wye, and backed by a semicircle of heavily wooded
hills, the abbey church still remains almost entire as
regards its main architectural features. For the unrivalled beauty of its situation and for its completeness
even in its ruined state Tintern is thought by many
to stand first among similar memorials of the wanton
destruction wrought in the sixteenth century."
Extract from "The Greater Abbeys of England" (Open Library).
Tintern Abbey is a Cadw property with free entry
for Cadw members.