Built as a Victorian country railway station, the Old Station, Tintern is a charming site to visit for a quiet relaxing day out or to start your walk in the beautiful Wye Valley.
The Old Station received the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2009 and retained the award in 2010 and 2011. These awards recognise and reward the best parks in the country. We have also recently won the accolade of “the UK’s favourite park” in the Green Flag People’s Choice Awards.
The site features a riverside walk and meadows, children’s play area, picnic site with barbeques, tearoom, souvenir shop, tourist information and a secluded basic camp site. The signal box houses changing exhibitions from local artists and crafts people.
Our refurbished railway carriages house the Destination Wye Valley exhibition to help you explore the heritage of the Wye Valley. Download our site leaflet.
The Circle of Legends wood carvings feature local mythical or historic characters which form a series of trails throughout Monmouthshire
Carriages tea room at the Old Station is open for breakfast, light lunches, home baked cakes and afternoon teas as featured in the AA Afternoon Tea Guide.
The Old Station is a member of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association.
The Old Station is open between April and the end of October. Our opening hours are from 10am to 5.30pm every day. The countryside site remains open all year for informal access.
The Old Station is located on the A466, the main Wye Valley road, north of Tintern Village (NP16 7NX). Bus number 69 passes the entrance. Contact traveline for more information. Tel 0871 200 22 33. The Wye Valley Walk crosses the site.
Essentially, the Old Station and the meadows alongside are “barrier free”. There is an accessible toilet as well as baby changing facilities in both male and female toilets. Please note that access to the Signal Box does require use of a steep flight of steps.
Ramp access is provided to the railway carriages.
Countryside Mobility Scooters and wheelchairs are available (register and book with site staff).