As you climb over the medieval stone wall and follow the narrow path, thick with brambles, you can feel the history and mystery of the Tintern Abbey trail. Natural heritage guide Jim Hurley is your knowledgeable companion as you journey through time to explore the ruins of the 16th-century Capella-Ante-Portas lay church and hear about the abbey's portentous origins.
Cross over the 18th-century Tintern Abbey bridge and you are transported to a different era as you pass under the archway into the historic Golclough Walled Gardens, a beautifully restored Georgian walled garden from the mid-19th century. You can almost smell the sweet fragrance of the flowers, and feel the cool breeze from the nearby Tintern River, as Jim shares his insights into the origins of the gardens.
The trail takes you back to Tintern Abbey, where you pause at an old water mill to learn about some of the features from that period. As you continue through the magical woodland walk, you are surrounded by the delicate scent of wild ramsons garlic in bloom, and the soothing sound of the Tintern River rushing by.
With Jim Hurley's expert guidance, this virtual walking tour around Tintern Abbey is an unforgettable journey through time, nature, and history. Join us and discover the wonders of Wexford from the comfort of your own home with Trek Ireland's guided virtual tours.