Built in the early 12th century by Cistercian monks, Tintern Abbey was once one of many thousand holy abbeys dotting the British countryside. However, it was during the 16th century that King Henry VIII had the abbey destroyed and its monks evicted. Tintern Abbey is one of the amazing things to do in Chepstow Wales.
Due to the geography of Wales, one has to take the train back into England and then north again. Four hours later, after stops in Newport and Holyhead, my train stopped in Llandudno Junction. From the Victorian seaside resort town of Llandudno, one can see the stunning 14th century castle that crowns the medieval town … More Visit the Castles of North Wales – Conwy Castle, Caernarfon Castle