Tintern Abbey Overview
Tintern Abbey is a site of great historical value and the present-day building is a mixture of the one founded in 1131 and finished n 1536.
Why did we go to Tintern Abbey?
The Abbey is in the southeast of Wales, close to the banks of the River Wye. This historic landmark was on my way to a camping ground close to Symonds Yat, a favourite area to walk and enjoy the scenery.
However, as Tintern Abbey is so impressive, it was worthwhile stopping for a while and having a break in the journey.
Where did we stay?
We were staying at River Wye Caravan and camping park for three reasons. It is on the right side of the River Wye for the Ye Olde Ferrie Inn, which I particularly enjoy a quiet pint and the food is excellent. It is clean and the toilet block looked after.
What was the climate like?
When I arrived at the Abbey was regrettably raining. In fact, this is the second time in a row I have been to the Abbey and got caught in the rain recently. The first time was trying out the BMW1250 Adventure for the first time and on that occasion. It was raining so hard I could hardly see the road.
Fortunately, by the time I reached the campsite, the weather had improved.