Tintern Old Station

Tintern Old Station retains its Green Flag Award in 2022!

Tintern Old Station received its first Green Flag Award in 2009 and has been the recipient of the award each year since then. The awards, presented by leading environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy, give recognition to the locations that offer excellent facilities while demonstrating an ongoing commitment to delivering great quality green space.
The Old Station Tintern stands in 10 acres of riverside meadowland and has been voted the UK's favourite park
The site is situated in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), 9km north of Chepstow on the A466 (S0 536 006). The site is owned and managed by Monmouthshire County Council Countryside Section and was opened as a Countryside Visitor Centre in 1975.

The Old Station has developed an excellent reputation as one of the area’s top visitor centres and was voted the UK’s favourite park in the 2011 People’s Choice Green Flag Award public poll. The station has retained its Green flag status every year since.

There are three railway carriages on site. Two new carriages arrived in early 2010 and these contain a souvenir and gift shop, a Destination Wye Valley exhibition area with information about the Heritage of the Wye Valley that will interest all the family, a tourist information point, and a meeting room. The third smaller carriage houses railway memorabilia and a work in progress scale model of the station from the 1930’s. Visitors can sit and relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery, wander along a relaxing one mile circular walk around the site passing along the riverbank, before visiting the Circle of Legends.


Have a picnic or sample our tearooms
It is a perfect spot for a picnic or you can sample refreshments from the
tea rooms including traditional afternoon tea, cakes and confectionery, tea, Barista coffee and seasonal, fresh food including a range of homemade favourites.

For the younger visitors there is a full programme of activities, including miniature train rides, play area with zip wire and wooden play train and plenty of open space to run and play in.

There is a meeting room which can be hired in one of the railway carriages and is suitable to seat up to 16 people.  

There is also a small campsite but booking in advance is essential.

Opening times and parking
  • We are open 7 days a week and admission is FREE.
  • The site is open daily from 9.00am to 5.00pm with the Tearoom and toilets open from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
  • A charge is made for parking but entry to the site is free. The site is accessible for wheelchair users and an electric mobility scooter is available free of charge.
  • Opening days and hours may vary for special events or during private bookings so please check by ringing for details.