Completed in 1301, the Tintern Catholic abbey is the
most famous ruin in Wales. King Henry VIII destroyed
Catholic abbeys in the 15th century, when he created the
Protestant Church of England, with himself at the head
of this new church.
Destruction of Tintern Abbey was done by removing its roof.
All upward views are open to the sky, while most walls remain
intact. This leaves Tintern with a photogenic grace.
Pointing upwards, a camera keeps capturing
more of the sky at Tintern.
Along with castles, Tintern Abbey is one of the best known
tourist sites in Wales.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the free 2013
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer video of Wales, Northern Ireland and
Ireland by clicking on: My Pub Runneth Over Too
Also try my 1997 video of England, Scotland and Ireland by clicking on:
My Pub Runneth Over