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Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

From Monmouth to Chepstow via the majestic Tintern Abbey, the Wye Valley forms the border between Wales and England. This border has shaped the land, with castles, towers, abbeys, market towns and industrial heritage dotting the landscape. Great food and plenty of activities, from canoeing to valley walks, ensure the area is visited time and again.

Towns of the Wye Valley

Chepstow

Tintern

Monmouth

Wye Valley Attractions

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.

Chepstow Bridge - Old Wye Bridge

Chepstow Bridge is the World's largest iron arch road bridge from the first 50 years (1780-1830) of iron and steel construction.

Parva Farm Vineyard, Wine and Gift Shop

Parva Farm is a privately owned and run vineyard in the village of Tintern, South Wales. Open to the public every day except Tuesday & Wednesday for vineyard tours and wine tastings.

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.

Chepstow Leisure Centre

Visit Chepstow Leisure centre to swim, play sports, keep fit and more.

Chepstow Museum

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

Monnow Gate and Bridge

Monnow Bridge in Monmouth, Wales, is the only remaining mediaeval fortified river bridge in Great Britain with its gate tower still standing in place.

Clearwell Caves - Ancient Iron Mines

An atmospheric and mysterious natural cave that has been mined for iron ore and ochre pigments for over 4,500 years. Nine impressive caverns for visitors to explore, descending 100ft underground.

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.

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.

Nelson Garden

Visit this hidden Georgian garden, a favourite of Admiral Nelson's, between 12 & 3pm every Friday during the Summer.

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.

Veddw House Garden

Located deep in the heart of Monmouthshire, Veddw House Garden has been created through more than 20 years of patient work by Anne Wareham and Charles Hawes.

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.

Wye Valley Sculpture Garden

The Wye Valley Sculpture Garden is the vision of artist Gemma Kate Wood which in turn is an accumulation of a shared vision stretching over three generations.

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.

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.

The Blake Theatre

We are a theatre that is at both the heart of the town and community of Monmouth. We play host to live drama, music, dance as well as renowned speakers.

High Glanau Manor

High Glanau Manor is set in twelve acres of fine gardens, designed by H. Avery Tipping in 1922. Original features include impressive stone terraces with far reaching views.

Events in and around the Wye Valley

Places to eat and drink in the Wye Valley

The Wye Valley Hotel Pub and Restaurant

Wye Valley Hotel and Restaurant The Wye Valley Hotel is situated in an area of breathtaking natural beauty at Tintern in the heart of the Wye Valley.

The Wild Hare

Homemade bakes, amazing coffee and freshly made baguettes from our coffee shop.

Abbey Mill Coffee House & Restaurant

Built on recommendation our licensed Coffee House and Restaurant hosts a delight of home cooked cakes and Welsh specialities including Abbey Mill's famous 'Mill Wheel' teacake. We are renowned for our fine salads and traditional dishes.

The Wild Hare Pub

At The Wild Hare, you will receive a true countryside pub experience alongside locally sourced, seasonal menus. With comfy sofas and a cosy log burner, there's nowhere better to enjoy a delicious meal or a pint of local beer.

The Whitebrook

Set in 1 acre of tranquil, landscaped gardens in the beautiful Wye Valley, 5 miles from Monmouth, The Whitebrook are proud holders of one Michelin star and 3 AA rosettes putting us amongst the top restaurants in the country.

The Filling Station Cafe

The Filling Station Café is owned and run by Vin and Lou Kennedy. We were very pleased to have been award a 5 star for food hygiene. Everyone is welcome including cyclists, walkers, tourists, families and residents.

The Anchor Inn

The Anchor Tintern dates from the twelfth century and is set in extensive grounds alongside the River Wye with the stunning backdrop of Tintern Abbey.

The Boat Inn

Welcome to 18th century Boat Inn Located in a superb riverside location overlooking the River Wye, The Boat Inn was built in 1789 and still boasts many of the original interior features.

The White Monk

We serve homemade Welsh favourites such as Welsh Rabbit, homemade clotted cream scones and homemade cakes. We make our sandwiches to order and freshly cook hot snacks such as omelettes, bacon sandwiches and homemade soup.

The Rose & Crown

Sally and Jason welcome you to the Rose & Crown. This historic pub is in the heart of Tintern, nestling in the beautiful Wye Valley.

The Carpenters Arms

The Carpenters Arms is a traditional country pub serving excellent locally sourced food and a varied bar including local real ales.

Parva Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant

A 17th Century former farmhouse set yards from the banks of the River Wye, less than a mile from Tintern Abbey. It has been a guesthouse for some years with a loyal following, and now has a proper restaurant too.

The Sloop Inn

The bar at the Sloop Inn is spacious and comfortable to local and visitor alike. The historic building is over 300 years old and was originally built as a cider house and mill.

Green & Jenks Gelato House

Homemade ice cream loving produced in our shop using locally sourced ingredients.

The Misbah

The Misbah is a family-run Restaurant offering authentic Bangladeshi cuisine, and is located in a Grade II listed building in the heart of Monmouth, within the Picturesque Wye Valley.

Old Station Tea Room Cafe

Come and visit the newly refurbished Tea Rooms which are under new ownership, and are open daily from 10am - 5pm offering a selection of takeaway refreshments.

Discover the Picturesque Wye Tour

Take on the Wye Valley Walk

Walks in the Wye Valley

19 Redbrook to Penallt

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

Whitestone Wood

The woodlands of the lower Wye Valley are some of the most beautiful in Britain. This area of breath-taking natural scenery has enthralled visitors, including the landscape painter William Turner, since the 18th century.

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.

15 Llandogo Village

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

24 Wells and Springs at Trellech

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

5 St Arvans Roundabout

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

Health Walk - St. Arvan's Walk

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

Health Walk - Dixton Church Walk

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

Health Walk - Tintern Walk

2.5 mile walk from the Old Station, Tintern enjoying both sides of the River Wye.

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.

Health Walk - Two Rivers Meadow Walk

2 mile walk around the land between the River Wye and the River Monnow.

22 Mitchel Troy to Cwmcarvan

A 5 mile walk with lots of ups, downs and spectacular views from Mitchel Troy, west of Monmouth.

4 Tintern to Penterry

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

17 Buckholt Wood - ROUTE CLOSED

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

Devil's Pulpit Viewpoint

One of the most spectacular views in the Wye Valley, Devil's Pulpit looks over Tintern Abbey & the Wales / England border. Starting in Tintern, Monmouthshire, you cross into Gloucestershire before walking through woods up to the viewpoint.

Eagle's Nest Viewpoint & Wyndcliff Wood

Wyndcliff Wood is a superb example of a lower Wye Valley gorge woodland. There is a waymarked walk (with 365 steps!) from the car park to the Eagles Nest lookout which is one of the best viewpoints in the Wye Valley.

Health Walk - Vauxhall Fields Walk

1.75 mile walk through part of the town and around Vauxhall Fields.

Welsh Dragon