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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. 

The best walks for leaf-peeping in Monmouthshire

15 Llandogo Village

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

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.

16 Goytre Hall Wood

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

8 Wentwood to Gray Hill

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

Health Walk - Tintern Walk

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

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

Fig Tree Espresso

Fig Tree Espresso is an independant coffee shop run two young people with a passion for delivering high quality coffee using beans that have been roasted locally.

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 Coach and Horses

With a prideful and quality demanding chef, loving owners and caring staff we provide only the best in service. We serve everything from real ales to fine wine

Foxhunter Inn

In February 2015 Sue & Alan Long re-opened Foxhunter Inn, Nantyderry as a fine country pub in South Wales. Since taking over the pub Sue & Alan have added a new bar, revamped the beer garden and bought in a large range of drink.

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 Hunters Moon Inn

Nestled in the tranquil village of Llangattock Lingoed on The Offa?s Dyke Path, The Hunters Moon Inn is a traditional British Pub that has been trading since the 13th century.

The Rose & Crown

Sally and Jason welcome you to the Rose & Crown. This historic pub is in the heart of Tintern, nestling in the beautiful Wye Valley.

Sugarloaf Restaurant at Raglan Garden Centre

We warmly welcome guests of all ages to our restaurant with family-friendly menus and delicious freshly-prepared food from our chef’s daily specials to light lunches.

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.

Abbey Mill Coffee House & Restaurant

Built on recommendation our licensed Coffee House and Restaurant hosts a delight of home cooked cakes and Welsh specialities including Abbey Mill's famous 'Mill Wheel' teacake. We are renowned for our fine salads and traditional dishes.

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.

Llanwenarth Hotel & Riverside Restaurant

Our Riverside Restaurant offers not only outstanding food but also spectacular panoramic views overlooking the river Usk and Valley. Enjoy dining in our Alfresco Italian courtyard in the beautiful spring/summer months.

Skirrid Mountain Inn

Reputed to be one of the oldest pubs in Wales, the Skirrid has a woven itself into history & folkore. Shakespeare himself is said to have taken inspiration from this place & Owain Glyndwr may have rallied his men on this very site. I

The White Monk

We serve homemade Welsh favourites such as Welsh Rabbit, homemade clotted cream scones and homemade cakes. We make our sandwiches to order and freshly cook hot snacks such as omelettes, bacon sandwiches and homemade soup.

Parva Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant

A 17th Century former farmhouse set yards from the banks of the River Wye, less than a mile from Tintern Abbey. It has been a guesthouse for some years with a loyal following, and now has a proper restaurant too.

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 Parsons Nose Shop

Visit our Countryside Alliance award-winning shop & cafe in Dingestow, Monmouthshire. We produce award winning sausages, bacon, pies, pasties and homemade cakes.

Old Station Tea Room Cafe

Come and visit the newly refurbished Tea Rooms which are under new ownership, and are open daily from 10am - 4pm offering a selection of takeaway refreshments.

The Kings Arms

Head Chef, Harry Rolfe, has created menus with a range of choices to suit all tastes. He only uses the freshest, finest ingredients from local sources, where possible, to create a menu that changes with the seasons.

Welsh Dragon