Visit site

Related Pins

Tintern Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII. The Abbey is 881 years old.

Ruins of Tintern Abbey, Wales: Through the Window

Tintern Abbey in the village of Tintern in Monmouthshire, on the Welsh bank of the River Wye

Tintern Abbey~ The Cistercian monks (White Monks) who lived at Tintern followed the Rule of St. Benedict. The Carta Caritatis (Charter of Love) laid out their basic principles, of obedience, poverty, chastity, silence, prayer, and work. With this austere way of life, the Cistercians were one of the most successful orders in the 12th and 13th centuries. The lands of the Abbey were divided into agricultural units or granges, on which local people worked and provided services.

Tintern Abbey in Wales

Tintern Abbey, Wales I've been here. This is so beautiful and quite an experience to stand in it

Tintern Abbey in south Wales was dissolved by Henry VIII, England. The Abbey is 881 years old. | by Ro Ariass on Flickr

Beams of light illuminate the ruins of Tintern Abbey, Tintern, Monmouthshire, Wales.