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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

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.

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.

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

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.

The Stonemill Country Dining

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Coach & Horses Inn & Restaurant

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

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.

Usk Garden Centre Restaurant

Our Restaurant is set in the heart of the garden centre. We have earned an excellent reputation and pride ourselves on home cooking using local and Welsh/ British products as much as possible.

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.

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

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.

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.

Laura Ashley Afternoon Tea at Cwrt Bleddyn

Laura Ashley The Tea Room at Cwrt Bleddyn offers a delicious and charming Afternoon Tea experience with an extensive selection of cakes, sandwiches and carefully selected teas. A quintessentially British treat for special occasions and more

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 Golden Lion

The Golden Lion is a highly rated and reviewed bar and restaurant situated in the heart of Magor Square.

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 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.

Welsh Dragon