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August Bank Holiday Weekend in Monmouthshire

The August Bank Holiday weekend is usually packed with events, but this year will be slightly different... However, there is still plenty to do in Monmouthshire from great walks in wide open spaces to socially distanced visitor attractions and Good to Go businesses all prepared to help you enjoy yourself safely. Remember that Bank Holiday Monday is the last day of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme, so make sure to treat yourself.

Please be aware that many places now require pre-booking before visiting, including the Cadw sites of Raglan Castle, Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle. Please call ahead before visiting to avoid disappointment.

Good to Go Places to Visit

Black Rock Lave Net Heritage Fishery

The lave net fishermen of Black Rock promote the fishery as a heritage site and invite all to enjoy this last remaining welsh severn estuary salmon fishery which can be watched quite safely from the picnic site.

Abbey Tintern Furnace

This site contains the excavated and part restored remains of a 17th century ironworks, a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Located in the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The car park and site are open.

The Wye Valley Arts Centre

The Wye Valley Arts Centre in the heart of the picturesque village of Llandogo is an inspiring environment with excellent studio facilities and an ideal place for students to enjoy a wide range of courses.

Brilliant Bronze Age Exhibition

This exhibition looks at axes found in the local area, the story of how they were made, how they were used, why they might have ended up in the ground and how they were found, bringing their story right up to the present day.

Nelson Museum & Local History Centre

The Nelson Museum was founded in 1924, following the bequest to Monmouth by Lady Llangattock of her collection of material relating to the famous admiral.

Chepstow Racecourse

Each year Chepstow Racecourse will hold around 32 National Hunt and Flat race meetings. With a variety of weekday, weekend and evening fixtures throughout the year, there is something for everyone.

Old Station Tintern

Built as a Victorian country railway station, the Old Station, Tintern is a charming site to visit for a quiet relaxing day out or to start your walk in the beautiful Wye Valley.

Mari Lwyd Artwork Exhibition

This exhibition brings together artwork from artists throughout the UK and beyond whose work features the Mari Lwyd in some way or the mythic world from which she has emerged.

The Croft Barn

The Heritage Lottery Fund WHAM! project at the Croft Barn at White Castle Vineyard, Llanvetherine is welcoming visitors at a series of open afternoons, craft courses and events which start at the end of April 2016.

Raglan Castle (Cadw)

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

Raglan Farm Park

We have loads to do inside with bouncy castles, trampolines, a big softplay area, a sand pit, lots of animals to see and feed including emus, donkeys, alpacas, a llama and pet lambs that need feeding.

Caldicot Country Park

Roam across the 55 acres that make up Caldicot Country Park. There are large areas of woodland, a reach of the River Nedern, and pleasant open parkland to enjoy.

Amazing Alpacas

Amazing Alpacas is an farm specialising in breeding these beautiful and enchanting South American animals.

Abergavenny Castle and Museum

Abergavenny Museum, founded in 1959, is set in the grounds of a 'ruined' Norman Castle. The Museum building was formerly a hunting lodge built by the Marquess of Abergavenny. The displays tell the story of this historic market town.

Castle Meadows

In the centre of Abergavenny, easily accessible from the town centre. Some 20 hectares of riverside meadow, next to the River Usk, with bordering trees, small copses, streams and ponds.

Black Rock Picnic Site

A great site to rest your legs offering panoramic views of the Severn Estuary and both Severn Bridge Crossings, it also offers parking if you wish to base yourself here.

Picturesque Wye Tour

The beauties of the Wye Valley were discovered for the first time at the close of the eighteenth century when it became fashionable to take a boat tour down the Wye Valley, to view its romantic sites and picturesque landscape.

Tintern Abbey (Cadw)

Tintern Abbey is a national icon – still standing in roofless splendour on the banks of the River Wye nearly 500 years since its tragic fall from grace. Open for pre-bookings from April 6th 2021.

Rogiet Countryside Park

Countryside managed park on the Gwent Levels.

Silver Circle Distillery

A brand new microdistillery in the Wye Valley Silver Circle Distillery is a brand new craft spirits producer based in the beautiful village of Catbrook, deep in the Wye Valley Area Of Natural Beauty.

Eat Out to Help Out this Bank Holiday Monday

Find a great Monmouthshire walk

20 Llantilio Crossenny to White Castle

A 5 mile walk through farmland east of Abergavenny, using section of the Offa’s Dyke Path and Three Castles Walk.

Health Walk - Mathern & Wyelands

A 2.8 mile circuit in farmland between Mathern village and Chepstow.

Health Walk - Llanfoist Canal West Walk

2.8 mile walk along the cycle track to Govilon and back along the canal.

2 Clytha Estate

A 3 mile walk on the National Trust estate at Clytha.

10 Llanover and Out!

A 7.8 mile walk around the village of Llanover near Abergavenny.

29 Gilwern to Clydach

A walk of 6 miles from Gilwern, west of Abergavenny, up into the woodlands and industrial heritage of the Clydach Gorge.

Health Walk - Caldicot Castle

A 1.3 mile walk through Caldicot Castle Country Park.

4 Tintern to Penterry

A 5.3 mile walk, starting in Tintern, with some steep sections.

7 Golden Valley Shirenewton

A 2.3 mile walk from the village of Shirenewton.

16 Goytre Hall Wood

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

11 Usk Lady Hill

A 3.1 mile walk on good tracks from Usk.

27 Skenfrith to Box Farm

A 6 mile walk north of Skenfrith in the Monnow Valley.

Health Walk - Castle Meadows & Linda Vista Gardens

1.6 mile walk around Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens.

Health Walk - Mathern & St Pierre

2.7 miles from the village of Mathern, through farmland and the St Pierre golf course.

Health Walk - Black Rock Walk

A 3 mile walk from Black Rock picnic area, using a section of the Wales Coast Path.

13 Abergavenny to Govilon

5.6 miles through Castle Meadows in Abergavenny to Govilon along the disused railway and back on the canal towpath.

Health Walk - River Usk & Llanwenarth Walk

4 mile walk along the River Usk to the west of Abergavenny.

6 Piercefield

A 5 mile walk in the picturesque Wye Valley north of Chepstow, with some rough paths in woodland.

No 25 Tregare and Penrhos

A 5 mile walk between pretty villages to the north of Raglan.

5 St Arvans Roundabout

A 5.4 mile hilly walk around the community of St Arvans north of Chepstow.

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