You would have needed to be living under a rock in South Wales lately to miss all the helicopter activity taking place as part of a massive military exercise – Joint Warrior – over the last week or so. We have had Apache attack, Lynx multi purpose and Chinook support helicopters flying around (and that’s just what I’ve managed to see).
Tintern Abbey dates back to 1131 and lies next to the River Wye in Monmouthshire, South Wales.
Over its life time it has been extended to meet the changing requirements of the monks that lived and worshipped there. The tallest remains are that of the Abbey Church, with the rest of the complex well represented by lower walls and foundations giving an idea of the area that this Abbey occupied.