Tintern, Monmouthshire, Wales

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey (Welsh: Abaty Tyndyrn) was founded by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow, on 9th May 1131. It is situated on the Welsh bank of the River Wye and it was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, although the first in Wales. It is unquestionably one of the most spectacular ruins in Great Britain. The presence of a Saxon soldier was felt in the grounds of the abbey. Apparently, he was killed there whilst fighting in Henry II's army. Also, the ghost of a grey-habited monk kneeling at prayer has been seen within the grounds.


Pictured left is the Abbey Interior courtesy of Martin Biely.

Tintern Abbey,



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For further information, please read The Ghosts of Gwent by Alan Roderick; Haunted Wales by Peter Underwood and Haunted Wales: A Survey of Welsh Ghostlore by Richard Holland.

A Cruel Death

The ghost of a murdered girl haunted a road in the Tintern area. Apparently, she was thrown “alive down a chasm in the rock”. Her skeleton was found many years later when lime workers blew up the rock.




For further information, please read Haunted Wales: A Survey of Welsh Ghostlore by Richard Holland.


Visitor Information

Tintern (Welsh: Tyndyrn) is a village on the west bank of the River Wye in Monmouthshire, Wales.

It lies close to the border with England, about 5 miles north of Chepstow. It is popular with tourists, who visit for the scenery and the ruined Tintern Abbey.

Pictured above left is Tintern Abbey courtesy of Saffron Blaze. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.