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Tintern Abbey is one of the greatest monastic ruins in all of the United Kingdom located in the south of Wales on the bank of the river Wye. Founded in 1131 by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow, the Abbey grew significantly in size up until its dissolution in 1536. The present-day remains of the Abbey are a pilgrimage for many literary aficionados as the site inspired William Wordsworth’s poem “Tintern Abbey” as well as Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem “Tears, Idle Tears.” For more information about Tintern Abbey, please see the website: http://www.castlewales.com/tintern.html