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Hello Autumn!

The perfect time to visit the Wye Valley as the leaves change colour from green to reds, oranges and golds. This is the season to bathe yourself in nature and to breathe deeply. Walk through a thick carpet of carnelian leaves in our woodlands (or toss some in the air before taking a photo for an instagrammable moment) collect conkers and pine cones, and cosy up around an open fire to toast marshmallows. Watch an early sunset (one of the advantages of of shorter days) with a glass of award winning local wine and wait for our dark skies to fill with stars in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales' first International Dark Sky Reserve.

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.

Monmouthshire's not just 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.  

We're coming up to Halloween season, so have a look at all the spooky events and fireworks displays across Monmouthshire. It's also when awards season starts, so take a look at the fantastic success Monmouthshire businesses have had recently on our Award Winners Blog, including at the Great Taste Awards & the Good Hotel Guide

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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

Halloween Fun at Dewstow

Sat 16 - Sun 31 Oct 2021

Come and get spooky at Dewstow as pumpkins and black cats take over our grottoes and tunnels. Pumpkin and Black Cat Trail & Spooky Halloween Tunnel.. Usual garden entry fees apply with the Pumpkin Trail charged at £1.

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.

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.

Games We Used to Play - Monmouth

Mon 25 Oct 2021

For Half-term holidays and for Welsh Museums Festival MonLife Heritage Museums are inviting children to bring along adults to discover and try out some traditional toys and games. Re-discover, teach each other, and learn together.

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.

An Evening with Sir Geoffrey Boycott

Wed 27 Oct 2021

An Evening with Sir Geoffrey Boycott gives our audience a chance listen to Sir Geoffrey and to ask their own questions. It’s a brilliant new evening with our brand new knight.

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.

Games We Used to Play - Chepstow

Thu 28 Oct 2021

For Half-term holidays and for Welsh Museums Festival MonLife Heritage Museums are inviting children to bring along adults to discover and try out some traditional toys and games. Re-discover, teach each other, and learn together.

Games We Used to Play - Abergavenny

Fri 29 Oct 2021

For Half-term holidays and for Welsh Museums Festival MonLife Heritage Museums are inviting children to bring along adults to discover and try out some traditional toys and games. Re-discover, teach each other, and learn together.

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!

Halloween Spooktakular

Sat 30 Oct 2021

The Savoy is a great place to be this Halloween. Join us for a fun-filled family show with a few scary moments for the kids.

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.

Devauden Fireworks

Fri 5 Nov 2021

Devauden Bonfire Night will be held on 5th November in Devauden Village Hall grounds. As well as a bonfire and fireworks the event will also feature hot food, live music and a licensed bar.

Monmouth Bonfire & Fireworks Night

Fri 5 Nov 2021

Town Bonfire by the Rowing Club Fireworks, burgers, ice cream, enjoy the spectacle by the River Wye

Round Table Fireworks Extravaganza 2021

Fri 5 Nov 2021

Get ready for a night to remember as we light up the skies above Abergavenny with a dazzling array of colours! Our amazing pyromusical display is choreographed to your favourite Disney songs!

Caldicot Winter Market

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Visit Caldicot's Winter Market for the perfect chance to spend a few hours browsing a wide selection of traders selling beautiful items in time for Christmas.

Sauerkraut & Kimchi Masterclass

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Discover how to make your very own krauts and kimchi, giving you the confidence and knowledge you need to explore the world of fermentation!

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.

Chepstow Community Fireworks

Sun 7 Nov 2021

Enjoy a fantastic fireworks display in Chepstow, thanks to Chepstow Round Table. Held at Chepstow Comprehensive School, there'll be hot food, music and other attractions, as well as the fireworks from around 7pm.

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Meet Ostin at The Old Station Tintern

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Meet Nerys at Caldicot Castle

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