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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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Jam Making

Get in touch to find out about our fantastic jam making courses.

The Priory Monmouth

The Monmouth Priory was founded in 1070 AD by Benedictine monks, and is one of the most historic buildings in Monmouth.

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

Abergavenny Museum, founded in 1959, is set in the grounds of a 'ruined' Norman Castle. The Museum building was formerly a hunting lodge built by the Marquess of Abergavenny. The displays tell the story of this historic market town.

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.

Abergavenny Leisure Centre

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

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.

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.

Craft Renaissance Gallery

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

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.

Silver Circle Distillery

A brand new microdistillery in the Wye Valley Silver Circle Distillery is a brand new craft spirits producer based in the beautiful village of Catbrook, deep in the Wye Valley Area Of Natural Beauty.

Hopyard Cycles

Hopyard Cycles is run from Hopyard Farm, Abergavenny by Bob and Diana Blowfield. Full range of cycles to hire to suit all the family - adult, junior, trailers and baby seats.

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...

Climbing and Mountaineering

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.

Rogiet Countryside Park

Countryside managed park on the Gwent Levels.

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.

Dewstow Gardens and Grottoes

Dewstow Gardens & Grottoes is one of the most beautiful and fascinating historical gardens in Monmouthshire, South Wales. With beautifully landscaped paths and decorative beds, waterfalls and pools and a labrynth of tunnels and grottoes.

Grosmont Castle (Cadw)

Big on the border. Grosmont is a member of an illustrious trio of strongholds.

Gallery at Home

Welcome to Gallery at Home, a new contemporary art gallery in a little town called Usk. Gallery At Home is a platform to communicate important social issues and encourage dialogue.

Untapped Brewing Co

Here at Untapped Brewing we create some mighty fine Real Ales, for you to enjoy at home or in your pub of choice.

Nelson Garden

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

Accommodation in Monmouthshire

Welsh Dragon