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Monmouth Castle

Castle established by William Fitz Osbern in the late 11th century. The remains of the great hall…

Usk Rural Life Museum

An independent museum crammed with reminders of Monmouthshire’s rural heritage.

Reflecting Pool at Veddw. Copyright Charles Hawes

Located deep in the heart of Monmouthshire, Veddw House Garden has been created through more than…

Court Cupboard

The Gallery is run by members of the Black Mountain Circle, who draw inspiration from the location…

Wye Valley Meadery

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

Rogiet Countryside Park

A free entry countryside park on the Gwent Levels, managed by Monmouthshire Countryside Service.

Wye Valley Sculpture Garden

You can find this garden nestled in its tranquil and secluded setting on a gentle sunny slope in…

St Michael & All Saints Church

Whatever your faith , we welcome you to enjoy the tranquility of our church, a place of quiet…

Nelson Gardens

Visit this hidden Georgian garden, a favourite of Admiral Nelson's, between 12 & 3pm every Friday…

Untapped Brewery

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

St Mary's Priory and Tithe Barn

St Mary's Priory Church is the parish church for the town and community of Abergavenny and is one…

Chepstow Castle

Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle is a history lesson in stone. A massive and mighty medieval…

Cefn Ila by Tom Maloney

A wood set in the rolling Welsh countryside and surrounded by a wider landscape of small woodlands…

St Mary Llanfair Kilgeddin

Grade I listed medieval church which was rebuilt in the 1800s, carefully reusing some of the…

High Glanau

High Glanau Manor is set in twelve acres of fine gardens, designed by H. Avery Tipping in 1922.…

Ancre Hill Vineyard

A young, family run vineyard on south facing slopes in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside. …

Tintern Abbey

Cistercian abbey, founded in 1131 in the beautiful Wye valley. Remarkably complete abbey church…

Warren Slade Woodland

Woodland in Thornwell on the southeast edge of Chepstow. With dramatic views on top of cliffs at…

Grosmont Castle

Tours of Monmouthshire.

Magor Marsh

Magor Marsh is the last relatively natural area of fenland on the Gwent Levels. From the fleeting…

Wye Valley Arts Centre

The Wye Valley Arts Centre in the heart of the picturesque village of Llandogo is an inspiring…

Old Station Tintern

The Old Station nestles beside the River Wye in the heart of the Wye Valley in Tintern. This…

Black Rock seat and map

Blackrock picnic area Black Rock is a picturesque picnic site on the banks of the river Severn…

Abbey Tintern Furnace

This site contains the excavated and part restored remains of a 17th century ironworks, a Scheduled…

What's On Highlights

Dorota in Action

23 January to 13 February 2022 Exhibition of work by Dorota Rapacz Dorota Rapacz studied sculpture…

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27th January 2022-30th January 2022

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3rd February 2022-6th February 2022

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10th February 2022-13th February 2022
Botticelli-primavera, Uffizi Gallery

Lighten the dark days of winter by exploring some colourful and intriguing artworks, as MonLife…

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31st January 2022

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2nd February 2022
Gentile da Fab Strozzi Adoration Magi 1423

Exploring art history online with MonLife Heritage Museums. Monday evenings online course moves on…

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31st January 2022
Chepstow Racecourse

Start your weekend early by joining us for a winter afternoon of Jumps racing. Dress for the…

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4th February 2022

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24th March 2022
Bronwen Lewis comes to The Blake Theatre

Bronwen Lewis is a Welsh singer/songwriter who has become a TikTok sensation with her covers of hit…

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4th February 2022
Snowdrops

Garden Open for Snowdrops Snowdrop sales and homemade refreshments.

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4th February 2022-6th February 2022

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11th February 2022-13th February 2022
Oh what a night

OH WHAT A NIGHT! takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of…

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12th February 2022
Romeo & Juliet

Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its…

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14th February 2022
The Book of Dust

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits…

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17th February 2022
Gordon Buchanan

One of the most prominent wildlife presenters and filmmakers working today, Gordon Buchanan’s…

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19th February 2022
Jasper Carrott & Alistair McGowan

Comedy legends Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan split the bill and your sides with a night of…

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26th February 2022
Crickhowell Walking Festival

A week of guided walks for all ages and abilities in and around the Black Mountains - part of the…

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5th March 2022-13th March 2022
Chepstow Walking Festival

5 days of of guided walks within the Lower Wye Valley and its border with England. Fantastic…

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20th April 2022-24th April 2022
Flat Racing

Head to Chepstow races for an afternoon enjoying all the excitement and fun a day at the races…

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Tuesday Afternoon Flat Racing

10th May 2022

Friday Afternoon Racing

27th May 2022

Saturday Night Racing

4th June 2022

Friday Afternoon Flat Racing

10th June 2022

Monday Afternoon Racing

20th June 2022

Tuesday Evening Summer Racing

28th June 2022

Thursday Afternoon Summer Racing

14th July 2022

August Afternoon Flat Racing

18th August 2022

Monday Afternoon August Racing

22nd August 2022

Big Bank Holiday Raceday

29th August 2022

Tuesday Afternoon Racing

30th August 2022

Flat Finale

8th September 2022
Image Credit: Chris Athanasiou

Hay Festival Wales will take place 26 May-5th June 2022 featuring some of the world’s greatest…

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26th May 2022-5th June 2022
Caerphilly Castle

This expert-led tour tells the story of South & West Wales, lands with a long and complex history…

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18th July 2022-24th July 2022
Image Credit: Nici Eberl

Once a tiny folk event attended by just a few hundred people, Green Man has grown to be one of the…

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18th August 2022-21st August 2022
Wye Valley Trail Race 2022

The Wye Valley Trail Race is a superb and scenic half marathon running race event. The race starts…

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3rd September 2022
Usk Show's welcoming Sunflowers

Usk Show - a great day out for everyone!

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10th September 2022
Fireworks pretty boom boom.

After the first cancellation of Chepstow Community Fireworks display in over 20 years due to…

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7th November 2022

Accommodation Highlights

St Pierre Outside

St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club is built around a beautiful 14thC manor house & is ideally…

Inglewood House

Inglewood House is situated in Redbrook in the stunning Wye Valley on the England / Wales border.…

The garden is fenced for pets and has patio furniture

A delicious gem of a stone built 19th century cottage sleeping 3 near Usk. refurbished to a 5 star …

New Court Inn

After purchasing The New Court Inn in November 2012,the owners have lovingly restored the inn back…

The Olway

With 9 ensuite bedrooms, an 80 seater restaurant, a beer garden, Real Ales, and a perfect location…

The Old Rectory

The Old Rectory stands in an acre of mature gardens, in the unspoilt rural village of…

The Stonemill Restaurant with Rooms

The Stonemill Restaurant and Steppes Farm Cottages is located in Rockfield, a small hamlet just…

The Ferns

'The Ferns' B&B is situated in the pretty village of Llandenny set in the heart of the beautiful…

Treowen

A Noble Mansion. It occupies a commanding situation from whence are surveyed some of the most…

The Chickenshed

Great architecture, clean design and fine views over the Monmouthshire countryside combine in a…

Photos of Outside the Cottages

Situated 2.5 miles from Abergavenny on small farm for people who want somewhere special. Peace and…

Penhein Glamping

Welcome to Penhein – an award winning, family-run farm and glampsite in beautiful South Wales.

The Beaufort

Enjoy a blend of history and modernity in this 4 star inn now noted for its excellent…

Penylan Farm Cottages

Situated in the heart of Monmouthshire on a working farm which was originally part of the Rolls…

The Riverside Hotel

In the heart of the Wye Valley, The Riverside Hotel is a family run business, situated by the new…

Oak Cottage, Broadley Farm Cottages

Located in the Brecon Beacons National Park. This area is fantastic for walking, pony trekking and…

The Kings Head

This is a grade II listed building, originally a 17th-century coaching inn. All of the 24 bedrooms…

Blossom Touring Park

Blossom Holiday Park is an exciting new development set in a south facing pear and plum orchard…

Black Lion Guest House

A high quality 4 star family run guest house. A new traditional family run guest house situated in…

Clearvewe

Situated on the top of a hill overlooking the Vale of Usk, Clearvewe is part of a traditional barn…

Old Pandy Inn & Black Mountain Bunkhouse

The Black Mountain Bunkhouse sleeps a maximum of 24 people and can be split into 3 separate rooms…

Beaufort Cottage Tintern

Beaufort Cottage is on a particularly special site, with an amazing close-up view from its bedroom…

The Hafod

Llwyn-on Hafod is situated near Hay-on-Wye on a small Welsh farm-holding of 50 acres of pasture,…

Days Inn

Situated within easy reach of the M4. Gateway to Wales, Less than a Mile from Magor, 10 minutes…

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