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Walking on the Sugarloaf
Walking on the Sugarloaf

Father's Day in Monmouthshire

Father's Day is fast approaching, so we've put together some perfect Monmouthshire gift ideas for your dad, alongside ideas for fun things to do on the day. Whether your father enjoys a tipple (or two), visiting an historic castle, or going on a long walk with you, we have you covered.

Treat him to locally made beer, mead or wine

Untapped Brewing Co

Here at Untapped Brewing we create some mighty fine Real Ales, for you to enjoy at home or in your pub of choice.

Wye Valley Meadery

We are a small, family run company founded by two brothers and based in the beautiful Wye Valley, in the Welsh borders.

Ancre Hill Vineyard

We planted the vineyard in two phases, April 2006 and April 2007 and grow four varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc, and Triomphe, the first of which we will harvest in October 2008.

Kingstone Brewery

At Kingstone Brewery, our passion is real beer. Uncompromised by the inflexibility of modern manufacture, we choose to champion a hand brewed and bottled beer using only mineral water and the finest ingredients.

Apple County Cider Co

Apple County Cider is based near Skenfrith in Monmouthshire. The farm grows cider apples & blackcurrants in fields overlooking the Monnow Valley. There’s a cider shop open 7 days a week for cider tasting and local produce.

Sugar Loaf Vineyards

Take a relaxed stroll around the vineyard, through the orderly rows of vines, secure in warm fields sheltered by high hedges, beneath glossy green leaves, promising another rich harvest for the next vintage.

Parva Farm Vineyard, Wine and Gift Shop

Parva Farm is a privately owned and run vineyard in the village of Tintern, South Wales. Open to the public every day except Tuesday & Wednesday for vineyard tours and wine tastings.

White Castle Vineyard

White Castle Vineyard is open & Good to Go. The vineyard was planted by Robb & Nicola Merchant in the beautiful rolling countryside of Monmouthshire in the village of Llanvetherine close to the towns of Abergavenny & Monmouth.

Visit a castle

Raglan Castle (Cadw)

The unmistakable silhouette of Raglan crowning a ridge amid glorious countryside is the grandest castle ever built by Welshmen.

Goodrich Castle

Superbly sited, high above the River Wye, Goodrich Castle is still largely intact and protected by wide and deep ditches cut into the rock.

Skenfrith Castle (Cadw)

Significant medieval fortress with a substantial central tower

Caldicot Castle and Country Park

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Castle’s exciting past. Caldicot Castle’s impressive structure is surrounded by an idyllic 55 acre Country Park. The castle grounds are now open every day 11am - 4pm.

Usk Castle

Usk Castle nestles on a promontory overlooking the lovely town of Usk, just waiting for you to explore. The Castle is open to Usk Castle Friends on set days, those staying at our glamping site, and on special occasions.

Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle stretches out along a limestone cliff above the River Wye like a history lesson in stone.

Grosmont Castle (Cadw)

Big on the border. Grosmont is a member of an illustrious trio of strongholds.

White Castle (Cadw)

The shape of things to come? An early glimpse of Edward I’s Welsh castle-building project

Monmouth Castle (Cadw)

Ruined castle with a regal history. It’s a surprise to find this ruin, tucked away as it is in a lane off Monmouth’s main shopping street.

Head off on a Father's Day Walk

The Sugarloaf

Managed by the National Trust, the Sugarloaf is one of the highest peaks in Monmouthshire and offers fantastic walks & views overlooking Abergavenny.

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.

1 Abergavenny to Little Skirrid

A 3.4 mile walk from Abergavenny to the top of the Little Skirrid.

8 Wentwood to Gray Hill

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

22 Mitchel Troy to Cwmcarvan

A 5 mile walk with lots of ups, downs and spectacular views from Mitchel Troy, west of Monmouth.

Health Walk - Blorenge High Level Walk

4 mile walk from Keepers Pond around the summit of the Blorenge.

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.

Welsh Dragon