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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

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.

Health Walk - Tintern Walk

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

16 Goytre Hall Wood

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

15 Llandogo Village

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

8 Wentwood to Gray Hill

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

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 & Wyndcliffe 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.

Skirrid Fawr Mountaintop

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 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 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 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.

Restaurant 1861

The restaurant offers a new gourmet cuisine experience with just the right balance of friendly personal service to make for a meal to remember.

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.

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

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.

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.

Green Flute Cafe at Goytre Wharf

Green Flute Café is right at heart of Goytre Wharf. Ideal to stop by for some tasty food and refreshing drinks.

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.

Kitchen at the Chapel

We serve everyday, simple and delicious food.

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 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.

Restaurant at The 3 Salmons

Our Head Chef, Albert Pronin, is a highly experienced executive chef who has spent almost 20 years working within hotels, restaurants, banquet and al a carte operations throughout the UK.

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.

Clarke's Restaurant

Usk has been keeping a secret, or rather the Glen-Yr-Afon Hotel, situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of Usk, has. The secret is the hotels restaurant, Clarkes.

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.

TranquiliTea

Tranquilitea is a boutique shop/tea cafe which offers a wide selection of loose leaf tea from all around the globe.

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.

Welsh Dragon