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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.  

It's Cadw's Open Doors this month, so take advantage of the opportunity to visit our medieval churches for free.

Look out for Ostin the Dormouse and Nerys the Dragon at the Old Station, Tintern and Caldicot Castle. 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 : and plan your visit before setting off.

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What's on in Monmouthshire

Abergavenny Book Fair

Sat 2 Oct 2021

Our live PBFA book fairs are back and we are delighted to invite you to the Abergavenny Book Fair.

MMT's Cabaret Night at the Priory

Sat 2 Oct 2021

It's Cabaret time! MMT's talented performers will be showcasing their favourite musical numbers. Tickets are strictly limited to 60 so get in quick!

An Evening with Alan McGee: 26th What’s the Story

Sat 2 Oct 2021

Alan McGee, the man who discovered Oasis live and in person on the Savoy stage to tell his story and that of the band.

Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps

Sun 3 Oct 2021

Re-arranged from 2020 this is the hilarious and fascinating story of Dom’s travels in the danger zone and his expeditions to some of the most unlikely places on earth.

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.

Psychic Sally

Fri 8 Oct 2021

A return visit for Sally Morgan, Britain’s most respected and best loved psychic medium.

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.

Mark Watson: This Can't Be It

Sat 16 Oct 2021

Mark Watson is back for his third visit to the Savoy. We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark has it covered.

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.

Albert Lee

Sat 23 Oct 2021

The legendary musician returns with his band to the Savoy. Book early because he attracts every musician within a 50 mile radius who come to marvel at the talent and craftsmanship of this brilliant guitarist.

Alfie Moore: Far Cop Unleashed

Sat 23 Oct 2021

Join BBC Radio 4’s cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore for his latest stand-up tour show.

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.

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.

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.

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