Tintern’s Attractions, Pubs and Restaurants
Tintern Abbey: Easily Tintern’s top attraction welcoming 70,000 visitors a year, Tintern’s Cistercian Abbey is an outstanding beauty and is the best preserved Medieval Abbey in Wales. It dates back to 1131 and was home to thousands of monks and was a hub of the Tintern community in its prime. The Abbey fell to ruin in the 16th century after King Henry VIII dissolution with it (he apparently gave the lead roof away to his wealthy friends!). The Abbey opens daily 9.30-5pm and the price for an adult is £6.90. There is no admission charge unless you want to spend a couple of hours looking around as it’s as impressive from the outside!
Near to the abbey there is The White Monk, which is a Gift Shop and Tea Room.
Opposite the Abbey is The Anchor which is a large pub that serves food, cake and ice cream, as well as a selection of ales. It also has a good children’s play area.
The Filling Station: A small coffee shop popular with cyclists which serves great coffee.
The Wild Hare, at The Royal George Hotel: Recently renovated and under new management, this modern pub serves delicious home cooked food and caters for dietary needs. They are offering our guests a 10% discount and vouchers and menu options are included in this welcome pack.
The Abbey Mill: Also known as “The Wye Valley Centre”, this was the original mill site serving Tintern Abbey, and now houses a coffee shop, restaurant and gift and craft shops.
The Rose and Crown: A popular pub for locals and Tintern’s own steak house. Jason and Sally offer home cooked food a selection of ales and is a perfect location to sit outside to take in the charm of Tintern.
The Wye Valley Hotel: A family run hotel and restaurant popular with tourists.
Parva Farm Vineyard: An award-winning vineyard which sells a range of Welsh wines and is open for tours.
Tintern Railway station: Opened in 1876 and closed in 1959, this railway station served Tintern on the Wye Valley Railway and received the prestigious green flag award in 2009 and 2010. Now this popular attraction houses a railway museum, a café, a children’s play area and regularly hosts events. Parking charges apply. Based on the A446 towards Llandogo on the opposite end of village to The Abbey.
Wye Valley Sculpture Garden: Opposite the Railway Station, this organic garden celebrates art, plants and wildlife.
Kingstone Brewery: Next to the sculpture garden, Tintern’s microbrewery produces real ales that are available to purchase.
Ravensnest Fly Fishery (ravensnestflyfishery.co.uk): Offers trout fishing in Tintern’s tranquil forestry surroundings. Many options available and we can also arrange a discount.