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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

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.

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 & 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

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 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.

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.

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 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

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 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.

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 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.

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.

Kitchen at the Chapel

We serve everyday, simple and delicious food.

Una Vita Italian Restaurant

Una Vita is a contemporary and modern Italian restaurant and cocktail bar located in the heart of Chepstow town centre serving the very best in Italian dishes using locally sourced produce.

The Royal George Tintern

The Royal George is an elegantly refurbished hotel with a wonderful cosy and dog friendly pub. We pride ourselves on using locally sourced produce and seasonal menus to showcase the very best of the Wye Valley.

The Hardwick

The Hardwick is a country pub and restaurant owned and run by chef Stephen Terry, who along with his wife Joanna, make it a priority to bring fantastic seasonal menus mostly prepared with local produce, to their customers.

The Filling Station Cafe

The Filling Station Café is owned and run by Vin and Lou Kennedy. We were very pleased to have been award a 5 star for food hygiene. Everyone is welcome including cyclists, walkers, tourists, families and residents.

The Beaufort, Raglan

A GEM IN THE HEART OF MONMOUTHSHIRE Offering dining, accommodation and conference facilities in the heart of the Usk Valley, South Wales

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.

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.

Plas Derwen

We’re very proud of our fantastic menus. Indulge in quality dishes, with ingredients and products sourced from suppliers we can trust.

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