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Autumn Colours in Monmouthshire

Americans call it leaf-peeping. The Japanese call it momiji-gari. Whatever you choose to call it, there’s nothing quite like the autumn displays in the Wye Valley when the leaves on the deciduous trees change from green to red, gold and orange as the temperature drops and the days get shorter. The best displays are usually in October and early November. So, with the autumnal equinox just around the corner (22 September) this is a perfect time to plan your visit to the Wye Valley.

The best walks for leaf-peeping in Monmouthshire

Health Walk - Tintern Walk

2.5 mile walk from the Old Station, Tintern enjoying both sides of the River Wye.

8 Wentwood to Gray Hill

A strenuous 7.6 mile walk in woodland and common near Shirenewton.

12 Clytha and Bettws Newydd

A 6 mile walk along the Usk Valley Walk and back via Bettws Newydd and the National Trust’s Clytha estate, in countryside between Abergavenny and Raglan.

15 Llandogo Village

A 3 mile walk around Llandogo village in the Wye Valley.

16 Goytre Hall Wood

A gentle 1.8 mile walk taking in woodland and the canal at Goytre Wharf south of Abergavenny.

The best autumn views

Gray Hill

Offering fantastic views over Wentwood and the Severn Estuary, the climb to Gray Hill is well worth the effort.

Devil's Pulpit Viewpoint

One of the most spectacular views in the Wye Valley, Devil's Pulpit looks over Tintern Abbey & the Wales / England border. Starting in Tintern, Monmouthshire, you cross into Gloucestershire before walking through woods up to the viewpoint.

Eagle's Nest Viewpoint & Wyndcliff Wood

Wyndcliff Wood is a superb example of a lower Wye Valley gorge woodland. There is a waymarked walk (with 365 steps!) from the car park to the Eagles Nest lookout which is one of the best viewpoints in the Wye Valley.

The Skirrid Mountaintop (Skirrid Fawr)

Enjoy stunning views over Monmouthshire and Abergavenny from the Skirrid Fawr (Big Skirrid), following a 2 hour (4 mile) circular route from the National Trust car park.

See the leaves from your windows

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Enjoy delicious local food

The Angel Inn

Welcome to The Angel Inn The Angel Inn is a traditional, family run pub in the picturesque village of Grosmont, Monmouthshire. Real ales, great food and a warm welcome await.

The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms is a traditional country pub serving excellent locally sourced food and a varied bar including local real ales.

Laura Ashley Afternoon Tea at Cwrt Bleddyn

Laura Ashley The Tea Room at Cwrt Bleddyn offers a delicious and charming Afternoon Tea experience with an extensive selection of cakes, sandwiches and carefully selected teas. A quintessentially British treat for special occasions and more

The Anchor Inn

The Anchor Tintern dates from the twelfth century and is set in extensive grounds alongside the River Wye with the stunning backdrop of Tintern Abbey.

The Rising Sun

We are a family run business located in the village of Pandy, near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire and only a few miles from the Welsh and English Border.

Donnie’s Coffee Shop

Donnie’s Coffee Shop is situated in the picturesque Village Square of Magor. Serving a range of delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, Hot and Cold drinks to eat in or take away. A warm welcome awaits!

The Coach & Horses Inn & Restaurant

The Coach and Horses prides itself on providing real pub food.

The Bell at Skenfrith

The restaurant at the bell at Skenfrith has won many awards for its food, including 2 aa rosettes. most recently, we were very proud to have won the best place to eat - pub, as voted by the public, in the wales national tourism awards.

The New Court Inn

We have lovingly restored this inn back to its former glory. All of our dishes are created from first principles by passionate, experienced chefs and our selection of real ales & ciders is the best for miles around.

The Wye Valley Hotel Pub and Restaurant

Wye Valley Hotel and Restaurant The Wye Valley Hotel is situated in an area of breathtaking natural beauty at Tintern in the heart of the Wye Valley.

The Whitebrook

Set in 1 acre of tranquil, landscaped gardens in the beautiful Wye Valley, 5 miles from Monmouth, The Whitebrook are proud holders of one Michelin star and 3 AA rosettes putting us amongst the top restaurants in the country.

The Boat Inn

Welcome to 18th century Boat Inn Located in a superb riverside location overlooking the River Wye, The Boat Inn was built in 1789 and still boasts many of the original interior features.

The Olway Inn

The Olway Inn dates back to the 17th Century and still maintains it’s traditional charm. Set in luscious Welsh countryside, The Olway stands on the banks of the Olway Brook and is a short walk from the historic town of Usk

Hummingbird Coffee Shop

A contemporary and stylish coffee and gift shop with a tutoring service. Hummingbird is located on the Llanover country estate, within the heart of the beautiful Usk Valley.

The Walnut Tree

The Walnut Tree Restaurant sits on the B4521, two miles East of Abergavenny, and has been a famous inn and restaurant since it began in the early 1960’s.

Kitchen at the Chapel

We serve everyday, simple and delicious food.

Penelope's Cafe at Goytre Wharf

Penelope's cafe sits alongside the Monmouthshire & Brecon canal in the heart of Goytre Wharf. We offer Barista style coffee, cakes, hot and cold snacks and ice cream.

Number 49 Usk

Number 49 is a unique independent licensed Coffee House, Interiors and Dress Agency run by husband and wife Andrea and Martin Sholl and their daughter Katie.

The Sloop Inn

The bar at the Sloop Inn is spacious and comfortable to local and visitor alike. The historic building is over 300 years old and was originally built as a cider house and mill.

The Wild Hare Pub

At The Wild Hare, you will receive a true countryside pub experience alongside locally sourced, seasonal menus. With comfy sofas and a cosy log burner, there's nowhere better to enjoy a delicious meal or a pint of local beer.

Welsh Dragon