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August Bank Holiday Weekend in Monmouthshire

Summer may be coming to an end, but the events are not and Monmouthshire is full of fantastic places to visit and things to do this August Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday Weekend Events in Monmouthshire

Halloween Fun at Dewstow

Sat 16 - Sun 31 Oct 2021

Chepstow Walking Festival

Sat 23 - Tue 26 Oct 2021

Chepstow Castle Halloween Trail

Mon 25 - Sun 31 Oct 2021

Jump Racing

Tue 26 Oct 2021

Halloween - Woodland Magic

Sat 30 - Sun 31 Oct 2021

Halloween Spooktakular

Sat 30 Oct 2021

Jump Racing

Wed 3 Nov 2021

Devauden Fireworks

Fri 5 Nov 2021

Caldicot Winter Market

Sat 6 Nov 2021

Abergavenny Craft Fair

Sat 13 Nov 2021

Places to Visit

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.

Skenfrith Castle (Cadw)


Significant medieval fortress with a substantial central tower

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.

Magor Marsh SSSI


Magor Marsh is the last relatively natural area of fenland on the Gwent Levels. From the fleeting glimpse of a kingfisher, to the sight of colourful dragonflies darting over the reens, this is an inspiring place to visit.

Treowen Historic House


A Noble Mansion. It occupies a commanding situation from whence are surveyed some of the most interesting scenes in Monmouthshire.

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.

Regimental Museum Monmouth


This small volunteer-run museum, with free admission, tells the story of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers - the only present-day regiment to have survived from the Militia.

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.

Hen Gwrt Moated Site (Cadw)


A well-preserved moat protecting a vanished manor

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.

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.

Chepstow Castle (Cadw)


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

Court Robert Arts


Located in the heart of the Monmouthshire countryside, Court Robert Arts sell garden sculpture by local Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire Sculptors and Artists.

Raglan Castle (Cadw)


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

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.

The Priory Monmouth


The Monmouth Priory was founded in 1070 AD by Benedictine monks, and is one of the most historic buildings in Monmouth.

The Tithe Barn


The Tithe Barn is a fully restored barn dating from the 12th century. It's part of the St Mary's Priory complex and houses the welsh centre of excellence, shop, education centre and exhibition and the Abergavenny Tourist Information centre.

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.

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.

Find a great Monmouthshire walk

27 Skenfrith to Box Farm

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

Health Walk - Mathern & St Pierre

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

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.

Health Walk - Llanfoist Canal East Walk

1.6 mile walk along the canal and return by path and minor road.

Health Walk - Black Rock Walk

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

16 Goytre Hall Wood

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

7 Golden Valley Shirenewton

A 2.3 mile walk from the village of Shirenewton.

Health Walk - Llanfoist Canal West Walk

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

28 Llangybi Circular

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

23 Trellech Village

A walk of 1.2 miles around the historic attractions of the village of Trellech, above the Wye Valley, south of Monmouth.

Health Walk - St. Arvan's Walk

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

Health Walk - Mathern & Wyelands

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

17 Buckholt Wood - ROUTE CLOSED

ROUTE CURRENTLY CLOSED A 6 mile walk to the north of Monmouth

Health Walk - Dixton Church Walk

1 mile walk along the River Wye to Dixton Church and back.

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.

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.

1 Abergavenny to Little Skirrid

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

Health Walk - Castle Meadows & Linda Vista Gardens

1.6 mile walk around Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens.

Health Walk - River Usk & Llanwenarth Walk

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

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