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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

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.

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.

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

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.

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.

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.

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.

Amazing Alpacas

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

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.

Raglan Castle (Cadw)

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

Abbey Mill Wye Valley Centre

Award winning Abbey Mill is a well-established independent family business and has been trading in Tintern village for the past 60 years. Set amidst breathtaking scenery and situated in a relaxed environment on the banks of the River Wye.

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.

Llanfoist Old Railway Crossing

The site is a pedestrian and cycle access point to the old Railway Line and by foot to the Iron Mountain Trail from Llanfoist Wharf through the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site.

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.

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.

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.

Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

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

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 Museum

Chepstow Museum reveals the rich and varied past of this ancient town, once an important port and market centre.

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

6 Piercefield

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

28 Llangybi Circular

A 6 mile walk from the village of Llangybi south of Usk.

15 Llandogo Village

A 3 mile walk around Llandogo village in the Wye Valley.

4 Tintern to Penterry

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

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 - Caerwent Walk

A 2 mile walk around the old Roman town of Caerwent.

18 Monmouth King's Wood

A 6.1 mile walk from Monmouth including a section of the Offa’s Dyke Path in King’s Wood.

8 Wentwood to Gray Hill

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

30 White Swan Skenfrith

A 6.5 mile walk in the Monnow Valley south of Skenfrith.

2 Clytha Estate

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

Health Walk - St. Arvan's Walk

2.8 mile route through and to the west of the village of St. Arvan's.

19 Redbrook to Penallt

A walk of 4.4 miles in the Wye Valley south of Monmouth. Sustained ascent and descent.

Health Walk - Thornwell and Innage Walk

3 mile walk around the countryside to the south west of Chepstow.

Health Walk - River Usk & Llanwenarth Walk

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

24 Wells and Springs at Trellech

A 5.3 mile walk from Trellech, above the Wye Valley south of Monmouth.

1 Abergavenny to Little Skirrid

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

27 Skenfrith to Box Farm

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

Health Walk - Swan Meadows & the River Gavenny

2.7 mile walk following the River Gavenny up and downstream.

Health Walk - Llanfoist Canal West Walk

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

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