At Tintern Abbey you will find two car parks and the ruins of the Abbey (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. A haven for wildlife, all trails in the Tintern Demense will enable you to not only enjoy breath taking views of Tintern Abbey but will also bring you on a voyage of discovery through woodlands where natures bounty is as its best. Pleasant and serene landscapes with drifts of ferns, bluebells and wild garlic in the Spring, where else would you want to be? There are a number of 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 beautiful restored walled garden situated in the woods, a gem not to be missed:

From the R733, take the L4041 and, after 1km, turn right at the entrance to Tintern Abbey. Continue 100m to the Walkers Car Park or further along to the car park at the abbey.

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Things to do

Visitors Facilities on site



Heritage Tours

Picnic site


Walking trails

Walkers car park – 38 spaces

Additional car parking is available at the Abbey visitor centre further down.

trail map

Nearby Pit Stops