|Bear looking very pleased at being so close|
|Lily with her baby lambs|
This is not a big petting farm, there are half a dozen lambs with their mum's in pens. They are brought in from the fields each morning especially for visitors to see.
They were baby lambs too! Little woolly ones. two were only two weeks old and all wrinkly. They were all asleep when we arrived and looked really content. I call them baby lambs as some places have lambs to pet but they are almost as big as adult sheep. These were real, little lambs and are only there until the weekend as they grow so quickly they will soon be big lambs!
We were lucky that one had squeezed next to it's mum close to the railings and we were able to slip our hand in and stroke it. Neither the lamb or the ewe seemed to mind and carried on dozing.
|We were able to stroke this lamb although it was covered in hay.|
There is a vineyard too so we just had to pop into the shop and buy a couple of bottles of local wine.
We then drove to the Abbey and paid £3 for all day parking in the Abbey car park. This is refundable on any purchase over £3 in the Abbey shop or The Anchor Inn. I bought a jar of jam so only paid 25p.
The Abbey is fantastic and can be seen from the road but to really appreciate it's magnificence then you have to go in, stand within it and look up. Stunning. It is amazing to think that the ruins we see today were built between 1269 and 1301.
It is quite flat, just a few steps here and there so is perfect for little ones. there are benches throughout and a couple of picnic tables. There are toilets inside the Abbey grounds and some on the edge of the car park.
|Bear loving being outside in the sunshine|
|and climbing walls|
|Bear looking pleased with himself standing on a wall|
|Tintern Abbey may be ruins but they are magnificent|
We enjoyed our picnic in the grounds and then went for a little walk along the river and over the bridge into England.
|A bridge across the River Wye to England|
A perfect finish to a perfect day.
The Abbey is managed by CADW and the admission prices are £6 adult and children under 5 free. They also have a family ticket costing £16.20 for 2 adults and up to 3 children under 16.