Next it was a short drive to Tintern Abbey. This was the first Cistercian monastery in Wales and is also famous for where a number of Romantic artists and writers visited. The Cistercians were a monastic order founded in the early 12th century to reform the Benedictine Rule and to re-emphasize simplicity and hard work. After a short tour, the students had some time to climb over the site.
Then it was back to Bath for the afternoon. A number of students stopped by Sally Lunns for their famous buns that have been served there since 1680. The restaurant is also housed in the oldest home in Bath. It dates back to the 1480's.
Tomorrow is a long travel day to France. I am not sure whether I will always have access to wireless so it may be a couple of days between postings.
in the great hall at Chepstow
a reconstructed room
playing at the castle
the main church at Tintern Abbey
In the cloister
the chapter house
the choir monks dornitory
a doorway for Mark Terry
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