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Welcome to Monmouthshire

With more than 1,000 miles of public footpaths and two designated landscapes Monmouthshire has 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 function to find short and circular walking routes starting / finishing in a specific location in Monmouthshire. Just enter a town or postcode for a list of walks starting and finishing there.

But Monmouthshire's not only a beautiful landscape, we also have bustling high streets packed with independent shops and cafes. Some shops sell local products, others are specialist outlets for products from elsewhere. All offer a personal service. Choose from Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow, MagorMonmouth, Tintern and Usk.  

This September sees the return of an in person Abergavenny Food Festival on the 18th / 19th! Tickets are selling fast, so get yours whilst you can. It's also Cadw's Open Doors month, when our medieval churches invite in visitors for free throughout the month.

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.

Please check ahead before visiting as many venues will require booking. Please check the latest Welsh Government guidance here : https://gov.wales/coronavirus and plan your visit before setting off.

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What's on in Monmouthshire

Willow Coffin Making Workshop

Tue 21 - Fri 24 Sep 2021

4-day intensive course to weave your own coffin.

Abergavenny Artisan Farmers Market

Thu 23 Sep 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.

Nant-Y-Bedd Garden Open Days

Fri 24 - Sun 26 Sep 2021

We will be open for visitors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm until 6pm throughout July, August and September (and August Bank Holiday Monday)

The Annual Monmouth Great Wye Swim

Sat 25 Sep 2021

Swim Wild Wye has the great pleasure of taking over the Annual Monmouth Great Wye (Swim unfortunately this event was postponed in 2020), But will now take place on Saturday 25th September 2021.

I Blame the Kids

Sat 25 Sep 2021

The star of The Mash Report and Live at the Apollo returns with a new show for 2021.

Jump Racing

Fri 8 Oct 2021

Jump racing is back – and you can enjoy the action at Chepstow with a fantastic day at the races.

Abergavenny Craft Fair

Sat 9 Oct 2021

Abergavenny Craft Fair is on the second Saturday of every month. There's always loads of hand made gifts from jewellery, cards, knitting, wood sculptures, glass work and artwork. Plus we have general stalls as well.

Jump Racing

Sat 9 Oct 2021

Jump racing is back – and you can enjoy the action at Chepstow with a fantastic day at the races.

The Ultimate Classic Rock Show

Sat 9 Oct 2021

Dust off your air guitars for an evening of the very best classic rock anthems from legends past and present!

An Evening with Nigel Owens MBE

Mon 11 Oct 2021

Nigel is one of the most engaging and humorous characters in the game of rugby union and it will be an evening not to miss for any sports fan as he recounts stories from his life and career.

Brother Thomas, the Cellarer

Sat 16 Oct 2021

Step back in time with Brother Thomas and learn what life was like as a monk in Tintern Abbey. Our sympathetic brother will give you inside information about the monks’ rituals and responsibilities.

Chepstow Walking Festival

Sat 23 - Tue 26 Oct 2021

The festival is back back and what better time to deliver the postponed Chepstow Walking Festival than in Autumn to celebrate its Autumn glory.

ABP Newport Wales Marathon

Sun 24 Oct 2021

Wales’ premier marathon event will return on Sunday 24th October 2021.

Chepstow Castle Halloween Trail

Mon 25 - Sun 31 Oct 2021

Follow our Halloween trail around Chepstow Castle! The trail is suitable for children of all ages.

Jump Racing

Tue 26 Oct 2021

Jump racing is back – and you can enjoy the action at Chepstow with a fantastic day at the races.

Abergavenny Artisan Farmers Market

Thu 28 Oct 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.

Willow Hedgerow Basket Workshop

Sat 30 Oct 2021

Learn how to weave a hedgerow basket with coloured wild hedgerow materials and willow using 5 different weaving techniques. All tools and materials provided.

Halloween - Woodland Magic

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Oct 2021

Join us for our Spooky trail and receive a sweet Halloween treat!

Jump Racing

Wed 3 Nov 2021

Jump racing is back – and you can enjoy the action at Chepstow with a fantastic day at the races.

An Evening Out With Andy Hamilton

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Following a year of cancelled shows, zoom quizzes and nose-swabs, award-winning writer and comedian Andy Hamilton is delighted to be getting out of the house.

Inspiration for your visit to Monmouthshire

Over the Bridge to Monmouthshire

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.

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