The village of Tintern is the stunning home to the spectacular ruins of a world famous Cistercian abbey and to an ancient industrial heritage. Find out more on the Tintern local site.
Vital to the industrialisation of Tintern was the Angiddy Stream. It flows into the valley from the West, through Tintern and into the River Wye. Over 20 waterwheels are thought to have been powered by the Angiddy. Today the stream flows through dammed ponds – these were reservoirs that managed constant supplies to water wheels. History may come full circle – there is currently a plan – the Tintern Angiddy Project – to harness the power of the Angiddy to generate hydro-electic power.
An area of outstanding beauty complemented by this outstanding beauty in stone. If only the walls could talk! The chants of countless monks echo through the masonry here. Despite the shell of this grand structure being open to the skies, Tintern Abbey remains the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales. Although the abbey church was rebuilt under the patronage of Roger Bigod, lord of nearby Chepstow Castle, in the late 13th century, the monastery retains its original design.
The Wild Trout Trust
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