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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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Treowen

Treowen Historic House

A Noble Mansion. It occupies a commanding situation from whence are surveyed some of the most interesting scenes in Monmouthshire.

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.

Woodlake Park Golf and Country Club

Woodlake Park Golf & Country Club

Suberb quality golf course in rural setting with outstanding views

Chepstow Leisure Centre

Chepstow Leisure Centre

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

Wye Valley Sculpture Gardens

Wye Valley Sculpture Garden

You can find this garden nestled in it’s tranquil and secluded setting on a gentle sunny slope in the heart of the Lower Wye Valley.

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.

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.

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle (Cadw)

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

Gorge scrambling experience near Abergavenny

Gorge Scrambling Experience

Gorge scrambling is a very popular activity. Based near Abergavenny, this is an activity where you will get wet. You will rock climb a series of waterfalls and scrambling over the rocks and balancing along ledges.

Guided Open Canoe River Trips, Monmouth

Improvised Rafting

Improvised Rafting

Inspire2Adventure

Mountain Biking

Come and try this growing mountain sport and learn basic skills and techniques for Mountain Biking in The Wye Valley and South Wales.

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.

Court Cupboard Gallery

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.

Skenfrith Castle

Skenfrith Castle (Cadw)

One of the 'Three Castles' held in common ownership, with Grosmont and White Castle.

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.

Chepstow Museum

Chepstow Museum

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

Court Robert

Court Robert Arts

Located in the heart of the Monmouthshire countryside, Court Robert Arts sell garden sculpture by local Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire Sculptors and Artists.

Tintern Abbey

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.

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

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