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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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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.

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.

Chepstow Leisure Centre

Chepstow Leisure Centre

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

Shire Hall, Monmouth

Shire Hall, Monmouth

Shire Hall is a former Court of Assizes and Quarter Sessions in the centre of Monmouth, South Wales. It is a Grade I listed, classically designed building in Agincourt Square at the top of Monnow Street

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle (Cadw)

The unmistakable silhouette of Raglan crowning a ridge amid glorious countryside is the grandest castle ever built by Welshmen.

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.

Monmouth Canoe

Abseiling

Abseiling

Chepstow Castle

Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle stretches out along a limestone cliff above the River Wye like a history lesson in stone.

Wye MTB

Wye MTB

Established in 2010 by two passionate mountain bikers, WyeMTB aims to educate, encourage and enhance mountain bike participation in and around the Wye Valley

Rogiet Countryside Park

Rogiet Countryside Park

Countryside managed park on the Gwent Levels.

Nelson Garden

Nelson Garden

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

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.

Borderlands Outdoor

Borderlands Outdoor

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

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...

Amazing Alpacas

Amazing Alpacas

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

Gallery at Home

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.

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.

Woodlake Park Golf and Country Club

Woodlake Park Golf & Country Club

Suberb quality golf course in rural setting with outstanding views

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.

Grosmont Castle

Grosmont Castle (Cadw)

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

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