Tintern Abbey is an outstandingly beautiful ruin, on the banks of the River Wye in Gwent, about 4 miles to the North of Chepstow.
It was founded in 1131 as a Cistercian abbey, and rebuilt in the 13th century. Although closed at the Dissolution of the Monasteries, it was far enough away from major settlements to escape from being used as a quarry. There are outstanding surviving windows.
Tintern Abbey was brought to wider attention by artists such as J.M.W.Turner and writers such as William Wordsworth.
There is an interpretation centre in the former railway station.