Old Station, Tintern - Monlife
Your MonLife Summer_Website Slider
Events Calendar Creative-02
Bike Rental (Caldicot Castle)
previous arrow
next arrow

Old Station, Tintern

The Old Station has developed an excellent reputation as one of the area’s top visitor centres, with our recently refurbished railway carriages offering a host of local information and history, as well as an N-gauge model railway, an indoor children’s play area and a video presentation of the history of the Wye Valley Railway and the Circle of Legends.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the circular walking route through the beautiful meadows and along the river, enjoying stunning views of the Wye Valley. We are a dog friendly site and welcome dogs in the Tearooms as well as in our picnic area. We politely ask that all dogs are kept on a lead and that you clean up after your dog.

Entry to the Old Station, Tintern is free, but we do ask for a parking fee which comes back to the site for essential maintenance and upgrading.

The Old Station Tearoom

The Old Station Tearoom is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am until 4pm.  Serving delicious locally sourced food and drink, our breakfast menu is available from 10am – 12pm offering freshly cooked bacon, egg and mushroom sandwiches.

Our lunch menu is available from 12– 3pm offering jacket potatoes, paninis and sandwiches with a wide variety of fillings. You can also enjoy our selection of cakes and sweet treats from Isabel’s Bakehouse and relax with a freshly ground coffee from the Welsh Coffee Co. We have a children’s lunch bag, with sandwich, drink and two snacks and even a doggy menu.

We also have a small gift shop located in the Tearooms selling local products.

Miniature Railway and Play Area

Don’t miss the chance to hop aboard the Miniature Railway train, an adventure that awaits you and your little ones for just £1.70 per ride. There is a wheelchair accessible carriage available for the train ride. However please note the carriage accommodates standard sized wheelchairs only; larger devices such as electric mobility scooters etc are unlikely to fit.

Please email oldstationtintern@monmouthshire.gov.uk to book. The train is running Tuesday – Friday between 1.30pm – 3:30pm and on weekends between 11:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-3:30pm (weather permitted).

*Please note under 10’s must be accompanied by an adult and under 2’s go free.

Play Area

Additionally, our outdoor children’s play area offers something for everyone with swings, an outdoor assault course and a zip wire. Or you can unleash your creativity at the Mud Kitchen and get creative with our willow weaving frames.


We have two electric car charging points at the Old Station Tintern. Parking is £2 for 3 hours or £4 for 7 hours. Please note, the lower car park will be locked from 4:30pm every day.

When you visit Old Station Tintern please say hello to Ostin the dormouse!

Ostin is the Old Station Tintern Dormouse and he’s full of fun!  Down at Old Station Tintern you can find Ostin between the pages of our brand new Explore and Create family activity pack.

It’s full of ideas and activities for exploring the site and Ostin is keen for you to continue the fun when you get home so he’s added some more activities for you to download below.

Weave Your Own Wall Hanging
Make a Salt Dough Dormouse
Junk Sculpture Train

Have fun and don’t forget to tweet your creations @Mon_Heritage and show us what you have made.

Introducing our Otterly Mindful nature and wellbeing pack

At Old Station Tintern you can join ‘Otter’ and explore the nature all around us by slowing down to look, listen, smell, touch and Make! Join us and explore being mindful in Nature!

The Activity pack cost’s £5 + £5 refundable deposit (for the activity bag hire) and it’s available from our Tearoom. What are you waiting for? Come visit the Otter today and explore being ‘Otterly Mindful!’

Come and celebrate your special day in the beautiful surroundings of the Old Station Tintern. The Signal Box is available to hire for your wedding ceremony and is suitable for a maximum of 20 guests with prices start from £590.

Please contact us for more information at OldStationTintern@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Coach and large groups are welcome at the Old Station Tintern but booking is essential before visiting us.

Please email us at oldstationtintern@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01291 689566
Email: oldstationtintern@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Follow The Old Station, Tintern on Twitter @oldstationttn
Like our Facebook page

This post is also available in: Welsh