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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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Rogiet Countryside Park

Rogiet Countryside Park

Countryside managed park on the Gwent Levels.

Backwaters Canoe and Kayak Hire

Backwaters Canoe and Kayak Hire

Canoe and Kayak hire from Backwaters Adventure Equipment Ltd.

Wye Valley Gin

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.

Guided Open Canoeing on the River Wye

Guided Open Canoe River Trips

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

Wernddu Golf Club

Wernddu Golf Club

Wernddu Golf Club is situated just 1 mile out of Abergavenny on the B4521. It is set in one of the most picturesque positions of Abergavenny with views of the Black mountains and Usk valley at every angle.

Chepstow Leisure Centre

Chepstow Leisure Centre

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

Llanfoist Crossing

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.

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.

Owner Sarah Hudson in the kitchen garden

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

Nant-Y-Bedd Garden

Nant Y Bedd Garden

Nant y Bedd is a 6.5 acre organic RHS Partner garden and woodland located at 1200 feet up in the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.

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.

Chepstow Museum

Chepstow Museum

Chepstow Museum reveals the rich and varied past of this ancient town, once an important port and market centre.

Caldicot Leisure Centre

Caldicot Leisure Centre

Visit Caldicot Leisure Centre for swimming, fitness suites, sporting activities and more.

Severnvale Equestrian Centre

Severnvale Equestrian Centre

Severnvale is British Horse Society Approved and carries out British Eventing Accredited training. It was selected by Horse & Hound’s Total Horse magazine, as one of the 10 best riding schools and training centres in the UK.

Aerial Shot of Detectorists

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.

White Castle Vineyard

White Castle Vineyard

White Castle Vineyard is owned by Robb & Nicola Merchant, it is situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of Monmouthshire in the village of Llanvetherine close to the towns of Abergavenny and Monmouth.

Climbing and abseiling

Abseiling

Come and try abseiling in The Wye Valley. Enjoy the view and then abseil to the bottom.

The Culinary Cottage Cooking School

The Culinary Cottage Cookery School

The Culinary Cottage is a haven for food lovers and offers a selection of residential and one day cookery courses, catering for students of all abilities.

Usk Castle

Usk Castle

Usk Castle nestles on a promontory overlooking the lovely town of Usk, hidden from sight most of the time, but just waiting for you to explore the ruins.

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.

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