Tintern Abbey (Welsh: Abaty Tyndyrn) was founded by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow, on 9 May 1131. It is situated in the village of Tintern, on the Welsh bank of the River Wye in Monmouthshire – which forms the border between Monmouthshire in Wales and Gloucestershire in England. It was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales. It is one of the most spectacular ruins in the country and inspired the William Wordsworth poem “Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey”, Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem “Tears, Idle Tears”, more than one painting by J. M. W. Turner.

Tintern Abbey, Wales.

A Welsh Heritage site.


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  • JacquiK
    JacquiKabout 3 years ago

    This looks great in b/w Paul.

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchabout 3 years ago

    fabulous capture Paul

  • Claudia Alves
    Claudia Alvesabout 3 years ago

    fantastic Paul!!!

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