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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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Gateway Cycles

Gateway Cycles is a family run business based in Abergavenny South Wales and provides people from all walks of life the 'Gateway to Cycling' through their passion and experience of the sport.

Brilliant Bronze Age Exhibition

This exhibition looks at axes found in the local area, the story of how they were made, how they were used, why they might have ended up in the ground and how they were found, bringing their story right up to the present day.

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.

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. Open for pre-bookings from April 6th 2021.

Chepstow Castle (Cadw)

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

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.

Borderlands Outdoor

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

Monmouth Golf Club

Many golfers know that Monmouth has every justification for its claim to be one of the prettiest golf courses in Wales and is undoubtedly one that is renowned for the warm welcome offered to its’ guests.

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. The car park and site are open.

Nelson Garden

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

Backwaters Canoe and Kayak Hire

Canoe and Kayak hire from Backwaters Adventure Equipment Ltd.

Stand-up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Easy to learn, fun to do, Inspire2Adventure offers stand-up paddle board experiences! Suitable for all ages and all abilities, you can explore the River Wye on a single paddle board or/and try our mega-SUP.

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

Llanfoist Old Railway Crossing

The site is a pedestrian and cycle access point to the old Railway Line and by foot to the Iron Mountain Trail from Llanfoist Wharf through the Blaenavon Industrial Landscape World Heritage Site.

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.

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.

Raglan Farm Park

We have loads to do inside with bouncy castles, trampolines, a big softplay area, a sand pit, lots of animals to see and feed including emus, donkeys, alpacas, a llama and pet lambs that need feeding.

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

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.

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Welsh Dragon