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Things to do in Monmouthshire

You don't have to be fit to come here. And you certainly don't need to work up a sweat once you've arrived, although we've got more than 1,000 miles of public footpaths to walk! We guarantee once you see our countryside that you'll want to get outdoors.

Whether it's walking the Wales Coast Path solo, kayaking down the river Wye with your family or playing a round of golf as part of a team, there's no shortage of activities for you to try. Have a go at paddleboarding - one of the fastest-growing sports to hit the UK - or for the more adventurous, experience the thrill of soaring on thermal currents on a tandem paragliding flight off the Blorenge.

And if it's raining and you don't want to get wet, there are plenty of things to do under cover. Check out one of our museums in Abergavenny, Monmouth or Chepstow to hear the stories of these towns, or visit Shire Hall in Monmouth, where in Courtroom Number 1 in 1840 the three leaders of the Chartist movement - which sought political reform - were found guilty of treason and sentenced to death.

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Wye Valley Sculpture Gardens

Wye Valley Sculpture Garden

You can find this garden nestled in it’s tranquil and secluded setting on a gentle sunny slope in the heart of the Lower Wye Valley.

St Bridget's from the air

St Bridget's Church, Skenfrith

St. Bridget’s is an ancient church, consecrated in 1207, which has seen the worship of God through many centuries. This is one of the oldest churches in continuous use in Monmouthshire.

Wye Valley Meadery

Wye Valley Meadery

We are a small, family run company founded by two brothers and based in the beautiful Wye Valley, in the Welsh borders.

Amazing Alpacas

Amazing Alpacas

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

Blake Theatre at night

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.

A People's Castle

A People's Castle Exhibition

This exhibition will enable visitors to find out much about the history of our museum and the building it's housed – including the opening of the Museum, which also celebrates an anniversary this year – of 60 years.

Gorge scrambling experience near Abergavenny

Gorge Scrambling Experience

Gorge scrambling is a very popular activity. Based near Abergavenny, this is an activity where you will get wet. You will rock climb a series of waterfalls and scrambling over the rocks and balancing along ledges.

Usk Rural Life Museum

Usk Rural Life Museum

An independent museum crammed with reminders of Monmouthshire’s rural heritage.

Nelson Garden

Nelson Garden

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

Treowen

Treowen Historic House

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

Owner Sarah Hudson in the kitchen garden

The Bell at Skenfrith Garden

Productive organic kitchen garden with formal area of raised beds with produce including herbs, salads, vegetables, flowers (edible and cutting), soft and hard fruits. All produce grown used in the restaurant at The Bell

The Culinary Cottage Cooking School

The Culinary Cottage Cookery School

The Culinary Cottage is a haven for food lovers and offers a selection of residential and one day cookery courses, catering for students of all abilities.

Monmouth Canoe

Caving

The Monmouth Canoe Centre offer canoeing on the River Wye for families, youth and adult groups in Canadian canoes and single kayaks by the half-day or longer. Overnight canoe camping or B+B trips planned for up to a week's canoeing.

Old Station Tintern

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.

Chepstow Museum

Awaiting Exhibition

We're currently in between exhibitions at the moment. Watch this space to find out what's coming next!

Craft Renaissance Workshops & Gallery

Craft Renaissance Gallery

Craft Renaissance is an independent art and craft centre near to Usk and Abergavenny in Monmouthshire.

Wernddu Golf Club

Wernddu Golf Club

Wernddu Golf Club is situated just 1 mile out of Abergavenny on the B4521. It is set in one of the most picturesque positions of Abergavenny with views of the Black mountains and Usk valley at every angle.

St Michaels Church

St Michaels Church

Whatever your faith , we welcome you to enjoy the tranquility of our church, a place of quiet reflection, where you join the many who have passed through it's doors over 13 centuries in fellowship and peace.

Borough Theatre

Borough Theatre

The Borough Theatre is a lively 300 seat venue situated right in the centre of the historic market town of Abergavenny. The Theatre presents a year round programme of professional and is part of the town hall building dating back to 1870.

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