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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

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

Llwyn Celyn

Sat 4 - Sun 5 Dec 2021

Join us to celebrate for our festive open day. Entry is free but tickets need to be pre-booked via EventBrite. Acclaimed local children's writer and performer Philip Michell, presents his wonderful stories.

The Blake Theatre

Thu 9 Dec 2021

The story of Clara, a girl on a magical Christmas Eve adventure, is accompanied by sparkling music and even dancing sweets! Watch the full company of The Royal Ballet in this much-loved ballet classic.

The Beaufort Hotel

Fri 10 Dec 2021

Stand Up Comedy Show, located in little town of Chepstow (UK). An on- going comedy gig providing you with non-stop laughter and entertainment. Delivered to you by some of the top, pro stand up comedians. Hosted by Alice Dukinfield.

Abergavenny Market Hall

Sat 11 Dec 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.

The Blake Theatre

Sat 11 Dec 2021

Join Ballet Theatre UK in their beautiful re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale ballet, The Snow Queen.

The Blake Theatre

Wed 15 Dec 2021

Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.

The Blake Theatre

Fri 17 Dec 2021

SAVING GRACE - a co-operative featuring Robert Plant and Suzi Dian – vocals, Oli Jefferson – percussion, Tony Kelsey – mandolin, baritone and acoustic guitars and Matt Worley – banjo, cuatro, acoustic and baritone guitars.

The Blake Theatre

Wed 22 Dec 2021

Stars from the West End present a magical evening of entertainment featuring hits from the musicals and the best of Christmas song.

Abergavenny Market Hall

Thu 23 Dec 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.

Chepstow Racecourse

Mon 27 Dec 2021

Chepstow Racecourse has been the proud home of The Coral Welsh Grand National since 1949. The biggest race day of the year in Wales, the £150,000 Coral Welsh Grand National is scheduled to take place the day after Boxing Day each year.

Tintern Abbey (Cadw)

Tue 28 Dec 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.

The Blake Theatre

Fri 21 Jan 2022

Surely there is not a more iconic rugby player than Sir Gareth Edwards. One of the stars of the great Welsh side of the 1970s, he made a then record 53 consecutive appearances for Wales scoring 22 tries.

The Crafty Pickle

Sat 22 Jan 2022

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

The Crafty Pickle

Sun 23 Jan 2022

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

The Blake Theatre

Fri 28 Jan 2022

Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.

The Blake Theatre

Sat 12 Feb 2022

OH WHAT A NIGHT! takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

The Blake Theatre

Mon 14 Feb 2022

Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965.

The Blake Theatre

Thu 17 Feb 2022

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

The Blake Theatre

Sat 19 Feb 2022

One of the most prominent wildlife presenters and filmmakers working today, Gordon Buchanan’s journey is a remarkable story to tell.

The Blake Theatre

Sat 26 Feb 2022

Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of comedy stand up and impressions. Drawing on their wealth of experience they present a show of pure laughter and entertainment not to be missed.

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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