Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire

Tintern, Monmouthshire and a visit to the imposing structure of the ruined Cistercian abbey surrounded by outstanding landscape.

Taken from a bridge which lies north of the Abbey crossing the River Wye.

Having paid my fees to enter the ruins I was amazed at  how much of the ruins had survived giving you a real feel as to what it might have been like in all its glory.

I was drawn to capture this image from this point of view for the sheer size and detail that has stood the test of time since falling into ruins after the dissolution of Monasteries in the 16th century. Present day ruins are a mixture of work covering a 400 year period between the 12th and 16th centuries.

Taken around 09:00 in the morning with the sun just popping through and creating just the right amount of shadows and enhancing the colours on the walls of the ruins.

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