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Wye Valley Heritage Trail

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Sightseeing tour of Wye Valley Heritage Trail

Our Wye Valley Heritage Trail tour takes us out east of the capital city towards Newport, visiting famous places:

 

 Departs on Thursday       Tour Duration  8/9 Hours 

*Admission Costs and Refreshments Are Not Included In The Price of The Tour*  

Location TimePick up pointPostcodeView Map
Cardiff City Centre 09.30hrs  Windsor Place CF10 3BX Click Here

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Tour prices

Prices* (GBP)                                                     Per Person Children  ( Under 12 years )    
Wye Valley Heritage Trail                                       £55:00  £38.00      

Admission Prices Tintern Abbey:

Adult: £7:30    Juniors (5-17)  £4:40    Seniors  £5:80 

 

***Visitor Notice***

 

To enter Tintern Abbey visitors must book online a timed site entry in advance of their visit.  Please note the tour arrives in Tintern at 14:00hrs and departs at 15:30hrs. 

Tintern Abbey is now open to visit: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm. 

Closed: Monday and Tuesday.

 Following Welsh Government’s recent announcement, visitors will be required to wear face masks while exploring any indoor areas of our reopened sites from Monday 14 September.

All sites will be closed from 1pm–2pm. 

If you are unable to book your tickets online please call our booking helpline on 03000 252239. 

If you would like further information about your booking please email CadwTickets@gov.wales. 

All tickets are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to an alternative date, time or venue.

 

 

 

 

 


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We leave the capital city and drive eastwards to the town of Caerleon once known as Isca. Caerleon was one of the most important Roaman military sites in Great Britain with its Amphitheatre, Baths and Fortress. Here we stop to visit the Roman Amphitheatre where gladiators fought to the death.

Continuing our tour we travel to the border town of Monmouth travelling through the picturesque town of Usk, also known as the 'Town of Flowers'; famous for the Victorian clock which is the centrepiece for 'Usk in Bloom'. Known for being the  birthplace of King Henry V, Monmouth is also where the rivers Wye, Monnow and Trothy meet.  The town is home to the Monnow Bridge, the sole remaining mediaeval fortified river bridge in Britain where the gate tower stands actually on the bridge. Here you will have free time to wander a town renowned for its numerous independent shops, friendly coffee and eating houses, where lunch can be taken at leisure.

Suitably refreshed we leave Monmouth and journey through the county of Monmouthshire to Tintern Abbey. The Cistercian abbey of Tintern is one of the greatest monastic ruins of Wales. From 1131 until 1349 the abbey was thriving until the arrival of the Black Death .Although badly affected, the abbey continued to operate until 1536, when it was part of the dissolution of monasteries under King Henry VIII. Within years the lead was stripped and the building fell into decay. Here you get the chance to explore the abbey ruins or take a walk along the banks of the river Wye that runs alongside the abbey or browse the gift shop.

The tour concludes with a visit to the famous Newport Transporter Bridge. (www.fontb.org.uk ) in the City of Newport. Built in 1906 with a horizontal beam 54m above road level and towers which stand 74m high. This bridge is a grade 1 listed structure and is the largest of only eight (8) which remain wordwide.  Following a  a stop to view thsi magnificent structure we coninue our journey back to Cardiff where it all began earlier in the day!

Estimated Arrival  18:00hrs ( Subject to Traffic Conditions ) 

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