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damaralenoire



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Location: South Wales UK

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: Tintern Abbey South East Wales Reply with quote

Yes, It is in Wales unlike many websites saying that it is England. Cos if it was England CADW would not be in charge of maintaining it. lol

Tintern Abbey was originally founded by Cistercian monks in the early 1100's. The Black Death arrived in mid 1300's and killed many of the 400 plus monks that lived there. It was also around then that Abbey was part of the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. Within a few years the materials that would bring money to the monarchy and locals was stripped and sold off and the abby was left to decay. Around mid 1700's the abbey underwent a big tidy up and i believe that is when records of hauntings in the Abbey grounds had begun to be recorded.

Many people report the haunting sounds of monks praying where as even more people have reported seeing monk like spirits.

I once did a stop out here at the Abbey and due to it being located in a small village surround by lakes woodland and farms, it is a very early place with a lot of unexplained activity. On my night there, i witnessed sounds of crying and even though it was dark i saw shadows of what looked like hooded people moving around.
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damaralenoire



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I have found some pics on my computer from a trip I made to Tintern in July











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YB
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome photo's, thanks for sharing...
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damaralenoire



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a few ew pics of Tintern to share.









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YB
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, the architecture is just AWESOME.. Would love to see them build it back then. Thanks for posting...
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flossy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they dont build them like that anymore, mores the pitty Sad
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bitterbuck1
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have liked to seen this in its glory days.
The architecture is unbelievable.
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ALEX LOCKWOOD



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have only visited Tintern and the Wye Valley once, quite a few years ago now. I loved the beauty and tranquility of the place. [I later bought an evocative 19th Century aquatint as a 'memento'.] I can see why monks chose to reside and worship there. A perfect location to meditate on the 'mysteries' of life and the universe. Very Happy
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melv



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi melv from ghostchaser here,do they allow overnight investigations at the abbey now?,i tried many years ago,would love to do an overnighter there with my team.thanks
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goostfriendly



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This place is super haunted day and night; in the ghost world it is not a ruin, it is only in the land of the living that it is derelict. This is a reversal of the spectrum whereby the living are ghosts and the living dead. Wordsworth wanted it rebuilt and what Wordsworth wants Wordsworth gets. The same building exists in separate dimensions, but geographically is where it's always been: there. In fact, it was never destroyed.

Be but a vain belief, yet, oh! how oft-- 50
In darkness and amid the many shapes
Of joyless daylight; when the fretful stir
Unprofitable, and the fever of the world,
Have hung upon the beatings of my heart--
How oft, in spirit, have I turned to thee,
O sylvan Wye! thou wanderer thro' the woods,
How often has my spirit turned to thee!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interesting thought, gets you thinking Wink
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