Tintern is a lovely and fabled area, beloved by Wordsworth, Turner, Cistercian monks, with a fascinating history, mythology and beauty.
It is directly on both Offa’s Dyke Path & the Wye Valley Walk, with charming traditional pubs, restaurants and attractions.
A perfect ‘home’ to plan a myriad of Wye Valley & Forest of Dean day trips, walks, cycling, canoeing, birdwatching, and evening strolls.
Tintern also hosts a beautiful meandering river which does something unusual, it flows in both directions. It's true, it is tidal and until you see it it is hard to imagine.
Tintern was part of the Industrial Revolution with the first Wireworks (fishhooks and sewing needles) in Britain built in the Anghiddy Valley in Tintern under the direction of Queen Elizabeth 1st. The first brass works in the world are also based here with many of the riverbank houses former brassworks.
Before that the Romans passed through Tintern between the fortresses of Gloucester and Caerleon and used the river tide to cross the Wye on rafts.
Nearby you can see lots of the history of the area, castles: Chepstow Castle, Caldicot Castle, Raglan Castle, St Briavels Castle), lovely gardens to visit: Dewstone Gardens, Westbury Court Garden, Gnoll Estate Country Park, National Wetlands Centre Wales, as well as other local attractions (Clearwell Caves, Dean Forest Railway, Puzzle Wood and Butterfly farm, The Big Pit, Caerleon Roman Fortress.
Golfers will also find a great base for their experience with Celtic Manor (home of the Ryder Cup), St. Pierre (home of the Welsh Open), The Rolls of Monmouth, Dewstone, as well as many other courses within a short drive away.
For those of you that also like urban life Bristol, Cardiff, Newport and Gloucester are all within 45 minutes drive away.
Chepstow and Monmouth are less than 20 minutes drive.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about this lovely area.