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.
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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.
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.