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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.

16 Goytre Hall Wood

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

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.

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 & 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

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.

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.

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.

Afternoon Tea at Glen Yr Afon

Perfect for anniversaries, Christenings, baby showers, hen parties and get togethers, afternoon tea is a great way to celebrate and a real treat.

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 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.

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 Misbah

The Misbah is a family-run Restaurant offering authentic Bangladeshi cuisine, and is located in a Grade II listed building in the heart of Monmouth, within the Picturesque Wye Valley.

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 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.

Stone Rock Pizza

Stone Rock Pizza is a Multi National Award Pizzeria situated in the centre of Chepstow just a few minutes walk from the Castle and tourist Information centre.

TranquiliTea

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

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 Miller's Arms

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

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.

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 Coach & Horses Inn & Restaurant

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

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.

Llanthony Priory Hotel

This small country inn, often known as the "Abbey Hotel", sits within and is actually part of the original 12th century Augustinian priory.

Welsh Dragon