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The Autumn Colours of 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

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.

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.

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

TranquiliTea

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

The Stonemill Country Dining

Country Dining at its finest, just outside Monmouth. Great food at fantastic prices.

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

Old Station Tea Room Cafe

Try our new range of food & drink at Tintern Old Station Tearoom. Take in the scenery with simply irresistible hand finished cakes made across Wales using traditional ingredients. Our beautiful cakes are supplied by Welsh bakers, in Wale

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 Carpenters Arms

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

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.

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.

Kitchen at the Chapel

We serve everyday, simple and delicious food.

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 Coach & Horses Inn & Restaurant

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

Afternoon Tea at the Angel

The Angel Hotel is a member of the prestigious UK Tea Guild having previously held an ‘Award of Excellence’ since 2008. Only nine hotels outside of London have achieved this.

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 Miller's Arms

A friendly, traditional pub and restaurant offering real ales, fine wines and outstanding classical and seasonal cuisine.

Beveridge and Co.

Our lovely little coffee shop is based on Riflemans Way between Welsh Street Car Park and the High Street in Chepstow, Monmouthshire selling award winning coffee, cakes and much much more.

Green & Jenks Gelato House

Homemade ice cream loving produced in our shop using locally sourced ingredients.

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 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.

Welsh Dragon