The Old Station at Tintern is just what the name implies- the restored remains of the Victorian railway station for the village of Tintern in the heart of the Wye Valley. Today it is one of the best loved parks in Britain and the winner of several major accolades.
The first wonderful thing about the Old Station is the Wye itself. The river winds along the valley floor and there are a number of walks that can be enjoyed along the river or up into the surrounding broadleaf woodlands on either side. A recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Wye Valley is full of wildlife and rich in history too. There is a lot to see and Tintern is right at the heart of it all.
Aside from the Visitor Centre, the Old Station at Tintern boasts three restored rail carriages for visitors. Inside you can find tourist information and ideas for things to see in the area, some historical background, and a gift shop. Railway buffs will love the scale model of the station as it was at the height of its grandeur and carefully preserved relics from that time. Hot drinks, cakes, and icecreams are available too. Even the tea room has won awards.
The Wye Valley is a beautiful part of the world and deserves a beautiful park. From the kids play areas (which are up to the highest standards) to the river walk, the Old Station is the perfect place to stop on a day out in this part of the world
Address: The Old Station, Tintern
Postcode: NP16 7NX
Tel number: 01291 689566
Web Address: www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/oldstationtintern
Opening Hours: Open 10.30am - 5.30pm 1st April - 1st November. Tea room opens 9.30am - 5.30pm 1st April -1st November and weekends 10 - 4pm November to Christmas
Admission Charges: Free
Parking Charges: Parking 70p up to three hours
Group information: Groups bookings are welcome. Please telephone in advance.
Accessibility information: The site is fully accessible to wheelchair users The Old Station can also provide a motorised scooter to assist mobility.