At Tintern Abbey you will find a car park and the ruins of the Abbey. The Abbey is looked after by the OPW. The site was established by William Marshall, successor to Strongbow, and colonised by monks from Tintern Abbey in Wales. Henry VIII suppressed the Cistercian Abbey and the lands became the property of the Colclough family until 1960.
The wood is situated at the head of a small inlet beside a quiet stream. There are a number of short walks along forest paths and roads. The mature beech trees in this area are up to 200 years old. The oaks grew from stool-shoots where the previous crop had been harvested.
There is also a recently restored walled garden situated in the woods:

Tintern Abbey is located about 24km from New Ross on the R734 to Fethard.

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Visitors Facilities on site



Heritage Tours

Picnic site


Walking trails

car park – 20 spaces

trail map

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