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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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Treads & Trails

Mountain Biking

At Treads and Trails we offer guiding & instruction on Mountain Bikes or Walking for individuals or groups in the Black Mountains & Brecon Beacons Mountain Ranges in Wales.

Chepstow Museum

Awaiting Exhibition

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

St Mary's Priory

St Mary's Priory

‘This is the Westminster Abbey of South Wales, for the great ones of all the ages lie here – Norman, Plantagenet, Tudor and Stuart – with carved wood or marble or freestone above them.’

Inspire2Adventure

Climbing/Abseiling

Come and learn basic skills and techniques to successfully climb the limestone cliffs at Symonds Yat in The Wye Valley, and over in South Wales for more experienced climbers. Gorge scrambling is an activity where you will get wet wet...

Tintern Abbey

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.

Cornwall House

Cornwall House

Town house, dating back to at least the 17th century. Red brick garden facade in Queen Anne style, dating from 1752. Street facade remodelled in Georgian style (date unknown). Many original features, including fine staircase.

Woodlake Park Golf and Country Club

Woodlake Park Golf & Country Club

Suberb quality golf course in rural setting with outstanding views

White Castle Vineyard

White Castle Vineyard

White Castle Vineyard is owned by Robb & Nicola Merchant, it is situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of Monmouthshire in the village of Llanvetherine close to the towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth.

South Wales Gliding Club

South Wales Gliding Club

A members club enjoying some of the best conditions and scenery in the country. We always welcome new members or people looking for a trial lesson for that special occasion.

Usk Rural Life Museum

Usk Rural Life Museum

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

Borderlands Outdoor

Borderlands Outdoor

Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Caving, Bushcraft, Archery and more. Great adventurous activities for families, friends and corporate groups.

Monmouth Canoe

Rafting

Monmouth Canoe 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.

Nelson Museum

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.

High Glanau Manor

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.

Abbey Mill Valley Centre

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.

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

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.

Treowen

Treowen Historic House

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

Abergavenny Leisure Centre

Abergavenny Leisure Centre

Visit Abergavenny Leisure Centre for swimming, sporting activities, health facilities and more.

Monmouth Canoe

Monmouth Canoe Centre

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.

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