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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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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.

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.

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.

Abbey Tintern Furnace

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.

Black Rock Lave Net Fishery

Black Rock Lave Net Heritage Fishery

The lave net fishermen of Black Rock promote the fishery as a heritage site and invite all to enjoy this last remaining welsh severn estuary salmon fishery which can be watched quite safely from the picnic site.

Untapped Beers

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.

State of the art gym

Monmouth Leisure Centre

Monmouth Leisure Centre features a a 25M swimming pool, a steam room and Jacuzzi, a large gym with the latest market-leading equipment, a large air-conditioned aerobics studio with virtual capabilities and a dedicated spin studio.

The Goytre Wharf Cafe

Goytre Wharf

Goytre Wharf is located on the canal with over 200 years of industrial heritage to discover. The site is now developed for leisure within an area of outstanding natural beauty, but still retaining many of its historic features.

Three Levels of Fun

Monmouth's Premier Play Centre

Visit Monmouth Leisure Centre's brand new indoor play centre with 3 floors of action-packed fun & an exciting beat the the clock timing system. Parents can relax in the air-conditioned seating area while enjoying a Costa coffee & free wifi.

Chepstow Racecourse & Conference Centre

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 Castle & Museum

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

The Museum was founded on 2nd July 1959. The idea for a Museum was around from as early as 1903 when it was discussed and minuted by the Abergavenny Free Library Committee.

Chepstow Leisure Centre

Chepstow Leisure Centre

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

Artists in Lady Park Wood

The Arborealists and Lady Park Wood in the Wye Val

Enjoy an exhibition featuring the works that the Arborealists produced from their time in Lady Park Wood.

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.

Usk Rural Life Museum

Usk Rural Life Museum

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

Painting by Ben Edge

Mari Lwyd Artwork Exhibition

This exhibition brings together artwork from artists throughout the UK and beyond whose work features the Mari Lwyd in some way or the mythic world from which she has emerged.

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...

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.

Dewstow Gardens and Grottoes

Dewstow Gardens and Grottoes

Imagine discovering a lost garden with tunnels and underground grottoes buried under thousands of tons of soil for over 50 years. Most of the repairs have now been completed during a massive restoration operation which began in 2000.

View over the Wye Valley

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.

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