The whole of Tintern is dog friendly meaning that all locations and attractions welcome your canine companions with open arms. Some pubs and shops even have special facilities, such as water bowls, free poop bags and even dog menus!

Explore: the medieval ruins of Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey is a national icon — still standing in roofless splendour on the banks of the River Wye nearly 500 years since its tragic fall from grace. Dogs are welcome on all parts of the grounds but must be on lead at all times.

A Dachshund in a ruined abbey.
A group people and a dog by a ruined abbey.
A Dachshund in front of a ruined abbey.

Tintern Abbey, South Wales

Stay: Tintern Abbey Cottage

With glorious panoramic views of Tintern Abbey, Tintern Abbey Cottage directly adjoins the Wye Valley Walk, and the Monmouthshire Way - a perfect base for exploring Tintern and the surrounding area on foot.

A ruined abbey viewed through a window.
A cream painted cottage.

Tintern Abbey Cottage, Tintern, South Wales

Refuel: The Filling Station

Popular with cyclists, walkers, families and residents, the Filling Station is the perfect pit stop for a delicious freshly ground coffee, fine teas, scrumptious cakes and tasty filled baguettes

Outside a stone built cafe.
Two people and two dogs next to a signpost.

The Filling Station cafe, Tintern, South Wales

Shop and dine: Abbey Mill Complex

Abbey Mill is a riverside shopping and dining complex housed in the 'Old Mill Buildings', open all throughout the year except Christmas Day and Boxing day. You'll find a licensed coffee shop and restaurant, various shops and the Wye Valley Craft Association.

A mill race and mill.
A dachshund outside a mill.
Picnic benches by water.

Abbey Mill independent craft and shopping complex, Tintern, South Wales

Walkies: Old Station Tintern

Built as a Victorian country railway station, the Old Station, Tintern is a charming site to visit for a quiet relaxing day out or as a base for your walk around the beautiful Wye Valley.

The Old Station Tintern is now closed for the season. It will reopen on the 1st April 2022.The car park and Old Station grounds remain open daily 9am - 5pm.

An infoboard showing maps.
A Dachshund in front of a railway signal box.
A woman and a dachshund sitting on a bench at an old railway station.

The Old Station, Tintern, South Wales

Tour and toast: Tintern Parva Vineyard

Parva Farm is a privately owned and run vineyard open to the public every day except Tuesday & Wednesday for vineyard tours and wine tastings. Dogs are welcome on all parts of the vineyard including the shop.

A Dachshund in a vineyard.

Tintern Parva Vineyard, South Wales

Drink: Silver Circle Distillery

The Silver Circle Distillery is based just a short way outside Tintern in Catbrook but is definitely worth the visit. It’s open as a bottle shop, for drink tastings, and tours, on Fridays and Saturdays between 11am and 6pm.

A woman and a dog in a bar.
A wooden bar with two cocktails on.

Silver Circle Distillery, near Tintern, South Wales

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