What? A 5k stroll along the western bank of the River Wye with a visit to a majestic Cistercian Abbey
Where? Tintern, Monmouthshire
Cadw site to see: Tintern Abbey
Most ‘Instagrammable’ spot: the Abbey’s nave is a one-stop wonder for a series of Instagram-worthy snaps — boasting elegant arches aplenty and an extravagant medieval abbey window.
Nestled in the heart of the Wye Valley is Tintern Abbey — the best preserved medieval abbey in Wales, famed for offering visitors an oasis of serenity.
Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful site, followed by a leisurely 1.5 hour stroll along the western bank of the River Wye and through nearby woodland to reach the Devil’s Pulpit.
An Area of Outstanding Beauty, the Pulpit’s natural limestone balcony offers stunning cliff-side views of the majestic abbey from afar — a picture-perfect spot for that all-important Instagram snap.
Recover afterwards with a bite to eat at the local Anchor Inn. Situated just moments away from the enchanting site, the delicious gastro-pub boasts both cosy indoor and scenic outdoor seating — all with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
If you want to turn your visit into a relaxing weekend escape, put your feet up at the beautifully restored Beaufort Cottage — a luxurious hideaway within the grounds of the Abbey, complete with antiques and exposed 18th-century beams.