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Over the Bridge to Wales

There are amazing events - from the Wye Valley River Festival and the Chepstow Walking Festival (with Chepstow Walkers are Welcome) in the spring, to tasty food festivals in Newport and Abergavenny each autumn.

If you haven't Crossed the Bridge into Wales recently, then take a look at the ideas for day trips or short breaks below and follow us on Facebook or Instagram to keep up to date with events, offers and new adventures.


Explore Roman Caerleon

The Romans knew a good location - so they built a Isca Augusta on the banks of the River Usk as they sought to control the Welsh. Now you can visit to explore the life of a Roman soldier and this beautiful town. Click for more ideas.

Wye Valley River Festival

Postponed. A unique combination of art and nature, featuring Running with Wolves, Cloud Gazing and Humanoids! Click here to find out more!

Get on the water and have a go!

Rivers, canals and inland lakes - we have it all - and there are many ways that you can get on the water - from barging, to wild swimming and much more. Click here for lots of ideas.

Follow the Wales Coast Path

Wales is the first country to have a footpath that hugs the entire coastline - and it starts in Chepstow, then runs along the edge of the Levels. Click here to find out more!

Get on your bike

A great area for getting on your bike - miles of quiet roads through gentle, rolling countryside or the steepest of hills; mountain biking in areas of outstanding beauty, and our very own Geraint Thomas Velodrome. Click for more ideas.

Visit a Castle or 2, or 3!

We have so many castles for you to visit. We have a castle for all tastes: from romantic ruins to imposing monuments, the immense Chepstow Castle, built in 1067, to Caldicot Castle in its country park which was a Victorian family home. Click for lots of great castles to visit.

Explore Abergavenny

Abergavenny is a busy market town, with castle, internationally renowned Food Festival (and a host a great eateries) at the gateway to the Brecon Beacons and the Blaenavon World Heritage Landscape. Click here for more information.

Along the River Usk

The River Usk runs through the area, linking the market town of Abergavenny to the City of Newport, passing through Usk and Caerleon. The rolling countryside is great walking and adventure country, with a walk across the Newport Transporter Bridge being an unusual highlight. Click here for more ideas.

What you've been getting up to Over the Bridge to Wales

This project has received funding via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) and supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government, the Fund to improve the visitor experience and create stronger destinations by working together.