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Welcome back to Monmouthshire

All of our accommodation, attractions, restaurants and pubs can now reopen with 6 people from 6 households allowed to sit together at indoors and outdoors hospitality. Please check ahead before visiting as many venues will require booking or might not have opened yet. Please check the latest Welsh Government guidance here : https://gov.wales/coronavirus and plan your visit before setting off.

With more than 1,000 miles of public footpaths and two designated landscapes we've plenty of wide open space in stunning countryside to enjoy. From national trails to short circular walks in and around the Brecon Beacons National Park in the west, and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the east. Visit our walking page to see all our routes or use our route search functionto find short and circular walking routes starting / finishing in a specific location. Just enter a town or postcode for a list of walks starting and finishing there.

Please support our independent local businesses while you’re here to ensure our communities benefit as much as possible from your visit – meet the families behind some of our Tintern businesses in our video below.

Look out for Ostin the Dormouse and Nerys the Dragon at the Old Station, Tintern and Caldicot Castle this month. You can find them between the pages of the new Explore and Create family activity packs which are full of ideas for exploring the sites. Collect Ostin and Nerys stamps and stickers for completed activities and try out our Dormouse and Dragon photo cut-out boards!

Make your promise to Wales before you visit and look out for the 'We're Good to Go' COVID-19 secure industry kitemark for assurance that the business is following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid physical distancing.

Upcoming events

Longhouse Farm Open Garden

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Jun 2021

Over the past 10 years this hidden garden with extensive views and spacious lawns has matured. The woodland walk and its series of ponds and stream will continue to develop.

Wye Valley Sculpture Garden Open Days

Sat 12 - Sun 13 Jun 2021

The Wye Valley Sculpture Garden is the vision of artist Gemma Kate Wood which is an accumulation of a shared vision stretching over three generations.

Middle Ninfa Farm Open Garden

Sun 13 Jun 2021

Large terraced eco-garden on east slopes of the Blorenge mountain. Vegetable beds, polytunnel, 3 greenhouses, orchard, flower borders, wild flowers. Great views, woodland walks, cascading water and ponds with ducks. Paths steep in places.

Art History Online - John Constable

Mon 14 Jun 2021

Online talk exploring the work of the extraordinary German painter and printmaker, who was famous in all the courts of Europe by 1520 and was one of the first artistic superstars of the Renaissance.

Abergavenny Antique, Vintage & Flea Market

Wed 16 Jun 2021

Abergavenny Antique, Vintage & Flea Market comes around every WEDNESDAY 8 til 4.

Trengrove House Open Garden

Thu 17 Jun 2021

Garden designer's own 'single-handed' 2½ acre country garden developed over 18 yrs along 'right plant, right place' lines. Informal borders planted for a range of conditions with interesting and some unusual shrubs and trees.

Bryngwyn Manor Open Garden

Sat 19 Jun 2021

3 acres. Bee and wildlife friendly. Winter Snowdrops, Daffodil walk, mature trees, walled parterre garden, mixed borders, lawns, ponds and shrubbery. All areas of the garden can be accessed without steps although the ground is uneven.

Mione Open Garden

Sun 20 Jun 2021

Beautiful garden with a wide variety of established plants, many rare and unusual. Pergola with climbing roses and clematis. Wildlife pond with many newts, insects and frogs. Numerous containers with diverse range of planting.

Trengrove House Open Garden

Sun 20 Jun 2021

Garden designer's own 'single-handed' 2½ acre country garden developed over 18 yrs along 'right plant, right place' lines. Informal borders planted for a range of conditions with interesting and some unusual shrubs and trees.

Glen Trothy Open Garden

Sun 20 Jun 2021

Victorian house (not open) in the Scottish Baronial style, set in mature parkland with a small pinetum and arboretum. The walled garden has been renovated over the past 12yrs, incorporating blue and white herbaceous borders.

Veddw Open Days

Sun 20 Jun 2021

Discover two acres of ornamental garden and two acres of woodland. A favourite part with visitors and gardeners wanting a break from looking at weeds is the dramatic reflecting pool.

Wye Valley Sculpture Garden Open Days

Sun 20 Jun 2021

The Wye Valley Sculpture Garden is the vision of artist Gemma Kate Wood which is an accumulation of a shared vision stretching over three generations.

Flat Racing

Mon 21 Jun 2021

If you’re looking for things to do in Chepstow, why not join us for a day at the races? Take in the stunning welsh scenery and some fabulous action on the Welsh coast.

Abergavenny Antique, Vintage & Flea Market

Wed 23 Jun 2021

Abergavenny Antique, Vintage & Flea Market comes around every WEDNESDAY 8 til 4.

Abergavenny Artisan Farmers Market

Thu 24 Jun 2021

Abergavenny Farmers Market takes place on the 4th Thursday of every month from 9-12pm. This vibrant market offers the good quality produce from local producers.

Trengrove House Open Garden

Thu 24 Jun 2021

Garden designer's own 'single-handed' 2½ acre country garden developed over 18 yrs along 'right plant, right place' lines. Informal borders planted for a range of conditions with interesting and some unusual shrubs and trees.

Mione Open Garden

Fri 25 Jun 2021

Beautiful garden with a wide variety of established plants, many rare and unusual. Pergola with climbing roses and clematis. Wildlife pond with many newts, insects and frogs. Numerous containers with diverse range of planting.

Usk Open Gardens 2021

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jun 2021

Winner of Wales in Bloom for 40 years, Usk's floral colour is a wonderful backdrop to the gardens. Around 10 private gardens will be open, including the private gardens around the ramparts at Usk Castle.

Wye Valley Sculpture Garden Open Days

Sat 26 - Sun 27 Jun 2021

The Wye Valley Sculpture Garden is the vision of artist Gemma Kate Wood which is an accumulation of a shared vision stretching over three generations.

Trengrove House Open Garden

Sun 27 Jun 2021

Garden designer's own 'single-handed' 2½ acre country garden developed over 18 yrs along 'right plant, right place' lines. Informal borders planted for a range of conditions with interesting and some unusual shrubs and trees.

Inspiration for your visit

The first county at the entrance to Wales

Monmouthshire : From Gate to Plate

Monmouthshire in Summer

Meet Ostin at The Old Station Tintern

Have fun with the Old Station Tintern's Dormouse Ostin.

Meet Nerys at Caldicot Castle

Meet Caldicot Castle's resident dragon Nerys.

See all our Good to Go Experiences

Businesses with the UK COVID-19 tourism & hospitality industry kite mark.

Plan Your Visit to Monmouthshire

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