Abbey Mill is also known as the "Wye Valley Centre". It is a complex of shops set around an old mill building in the middle of the stunning setting that is Tintern's.
This was the original mill site serving Tintern Abbey. It used the Angiddy stream running through the site for power. It was firstly a corn mill but probably was a woollen mill for part of its life. Records from the 1820s show the mill reverting to corn but at some point it changed again to become a wood turnery, sawmill and builder's store until the mid 1970s.
Now the various restored buildings house craft shops, a coffee shop, and a licenced restaurant (available for private functions)
The site is set beside the River Wye and has the Angiddy Stream (quite a large body of water) running through it. The Angiddy enters the site via a waterfall after running over a rapid and through a tunnel under the road. The hills around Tintern, the old railway bridge now used by walkers to cross the Wye, and all this water make the site both interesting and relaxing.
The Coffee Shop is ready to welcome you with just a drink or for a more substantial meal. Abbey Mill recommends its "Mill Wheel Tea cake", but has other home cooked food, salads, Sunday roast etc.
The shops on site sell a large variety of items, mainly for tourists. Members of the Wye Valley Craft Association use space here to demonstrate their individual skills and wares. There is a separate page to describe the facilities available. Click here to see Wye Valley Craft Association facilities
They also have their own web site at www.wyevalleycrafts.co.uk.
There is free car parking on the site. Coach operators also use the site frequently.
The site is normally open each day from 10:30am to 17:30pm
Tel : 01291-689228
FAX : 01291-689220
Abbey Mill have their own web site at www.abbeymill.com. You can e-mail them via that site.