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Welcome to Autumn in Monmouthshire

We want to make it as easy and safe as possible for you to visit the places and landscapes you love, and for you to feel the benefit of being close to nature in our wide open spaces.

The official start of autumn is just around the corner (22 September) and the Wye Valley is one of the best places in the UK for leaf-peeping as the leaves on the deciduous trees change from green to red, gold and orange. See our autumn colour blog for tips on when and where to see the best displays. While we can't invite you to real festivals this month, we can offer you two amazing virtual festivals - the Abergavenny Food Festival 14th-20th September and the Wye Valley River Festival 21st-27th September 2020

To help keep everyone safe, please follow social distancing and government guidance when you visit. Most of our businesses and attractions have now reopened. Look out for the 'We're Good to Go' tourism and hospitality industry kite mark for reassurance that the business is following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and physical distancing.

Please have a look at our Plan Your Visit page before you set off and check that the things you want to see and do are open and where facilities like toilets are available. For many places, advance booking may also be required.  All types of accommodation are now open and you can visit our pubs, restaurants and cafes inside. Indoor play areas, swimming pools, leisure centres, indoor fitness centres and gyms are also now open. From Monday 14th September it's mandatory to wear a mask in shops and inside public spaces and group sizes for meeting indoors are limited to six people.

We've also recently reopened our MonLife Heritage Museums (click here to book), the Cadw sites have reopened and many of our attractions are now open to welcome you back.

The coronavirus pandemic, following shortly after February’s severe floods, has hit the county’s tourism, hospitality, service and retail sectors severely so please support our local businesses wherever possible. If you're planning a visit to one of our high streets have a look at the information for shoppers, which includes FAQs and details of changes to town centre layouts to facilitate social distancing. Our local markets in Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow, Monmouth and Usk have also reopened. They offer a wide choice of food, drink, produce and crafts, often from local enterprises. Details of takeaway food and delivery services available locally are also available here.

Please don't visit if you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days.

Travel Over the Bridge to Wales

Wales is opening up and we’d love to welcome you over the bridge to Wales in 2020.

Abergavenny Food Festival

Join the virtual Abergavenny Food Festival. 
14th - 20th Sept

See all our Good to Go Experiences

Businesses with the UK COVID-19 tourism & hospitality industry kite mark.

Plan Your Visit to Monmouthshire

Plan your visit before you leave home to get the most out of your time here.

Welcome to Summer in Monmouthshire

Local deliveries and Click & Collect options

Shining a light on businesses which have supported their local communities during lockdown

The Angel

Silver Circle Distillery

Magor Brewery

Granny Brown's


Emily Boyd Upholstery

Road House

Monmouthshire from the sky

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