Myths and Legends of the Wye Valley: The Devil’s Pulpit
The Devil’s Pulpit is a rocky viewpoint which overlooks the 13th Century Tintern Abbey. Local myth states that the Devil created the Pulpit to preach to the Monks of Tintern, in the hopes that he could tempt them away from their religious ways.
Other myths say that he also suggested to the Monks that he perform a vulgar sermon from the roof of the Abbey. The Monks agreed, but they were too clever for the Devil; as when he reached the top of the Abbey they showered him with Holy Water forcing him to flee.