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Over the Bridge to Wales

Things are changing. Businesses in Wales are open but only essential travel is advised, so please consider if you really need to visit. Our countryside is great for walking, cycling and for many watersports. Many of our castles and attractions are open but most ask you to book a time slot before visiting. Our brilliant hotel, cottages, restaurants and cafes are also open - so everything is in place for you to have a brilliant, safe visit.

Businesses are working hard to ensure that as well as being safe, they continue to offer a unique, Welsh welcome for all visitors - look out for the "We're Good to Go" mark which will reassure you that attractions, accommodation and food venues are all doing the very best to welcome you safely.


Events across the area have been cancelled or postponed but over the coming months we may have news about online versions. We will also be bringing bloggers into the area to show you how best to explore the area during these unusual times, so follow us on Facebook or Instagram to keep up to date with events, offers and new adventures.


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.

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

A unique, online version of the Wye Valley River Festival will take place between 21 - 27 September 2020. 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!

What Bloggers say about Over the Bridge

Glamping, bird watching, castles and long walks- bloggers have done it all. See what they think about the area.

Monmouthshire Countryside Guided Walk

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.

Welsh Dragon