The Tintern Village Website



The Old Station, Tintern

The Old Station will be opening for the weekend before Christmas.

Visit Father Christmas in his grotto - and receive a gift - 3.50 per child Saturday and Sunday 10 - 4.

Make a willow Christmas Star to decorate your tree - Saturday only 2pm - 4pm 1.50

Make a Christmas table decoration - Sunday only 2pm - 4pm 1.50

Make a seasonal card or create your own seasonal bag or box to put a present in for someone special - Sunday morning 11am - 1pm 1.00

Enjoy a miniature train ride with the visiting Berkley light railway. Climb aboard their Great Western 4700, 1.2-ton engine and travel along the 10- inch gauge railway. 1 per ride

Sign up to be one of Santa's helpers and solve the clues to find the reindeer missing red noses. 1 per go prize for everyone who enters.

Enjoy some time shopping in our carriage shop or from one of our local crafts people.

Relax and enjoy a piping hot chocolate with one of our homemade cakes.



The Old Station for Tintern was on the now long gone Wye Valley Railway. It is situated well out of the village at the northern end. A walk down past St. Michael's Church and along the river bank to the station is very pleasant when the weather is fine. There is also a car park (50p) at the site.


The station is now in a good state of preservation and incorporates a cafe serving a range of meals in the old waiting room. Ice creams are delicious and very welcome if you are taking a longer walk via the station.


The station signal box is used to house art exhibitions etc.


On many weekends there is a steam railway service on the 5 inch railway running along the edge of the site. This is big enough to take adults as well as the children.


There is a gift shop in a railway coach and a small exhibition on the Wye Valley railway in another.


The site is ideal for children as it incorporates a large grass space covering the old railway track. There is also an area with various playground items for children.

The site has a camping area adjoining it. All are welcome but for a maximum of three nights only. Toilet and wash-hand basins are available but there are no shower facilities.

Historic figures from Monmouthshire's ancient past have been depicted in wooden sculptures at the Old Station picnic area.

Offa

Geoffrey

Arthur

Tewdrig

When the sun shines, you can sit and "wait" for the train surrounded by the wooded hills, one of the great railway station locations of Britain.

Open 7 days a week 10:30 - 5:30 approx Easter to the end of October.
Tel/FAX : 01291-689566