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Attractions, Activities & 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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Guided Open Canoe River Trips

Learn the basic skills and techniques of open canoeing to navigate the River Wye successfully.

Abergavenny Leisure Centre

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

St. Mary's Church

The ruins of St. Mary's Church are on the hill above the Abbey Hotel and originally served the Parish of Chapel Hill at the southern end of Tintern.

Gorge Scrambling Experience

Gorge scrambling is a very popular activity. Based near Abergavenny, this is an activity where you will get wet. You will climb a series of waterfalls, scramble over rocks & balance ledges.

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.

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.

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.

7Q Gallery

7QGallery is a community gallery which aims to promote local artists in an ethical way. We are grateful to Mr Peter Mills at Wye Property Developments, Monmouthshire County Council and Chepstow Town Council for their generous support.

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.’

Monmouth Golf Club

The course stands on high ground above the Town with superb views of the Welsh Hills, Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley and is now labelled "the Jewel in the Hills"

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.

White Castle Vineyard

White Castle Vineyard is open & Good to Go. The vineyard was planted by Robb & Nicola Merchant in the beautiful rolling countryside of Monmouthshire in the village of Llanvetherine close to the towns of Abergavenny & Monmouth.

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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

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.

Court Cupboard Gallery

The Court Cupboard is situated on the western slopes of the Skirrid Mountain in an old granary and has been managed by The Black Mountain Circle, a co-operative of local craft makers, since 1995.

Ancre Hill Vineyard

We planted the vineyard in two phases, April 2006 and April 2007 and grow four varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc, and Triomphe, the first of which we will harvest in October 2008.

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.

Usk Rural Life Museum

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

Usk Castle

Usk Castle nestles on a promontory overlooking the lovely town of Usk, just waiting for you to explore. The Castle is open to Usk Castle Friends on set days, those staying at our glamping site, and on special occasions.

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