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Traditional Values Surrounded by Breathtaking Scenery
Award winning Abbey Mill, original Mill site of Tintern Abbey, is set amidst breathtaking scenery on the banks of the River Wye. Offering riverside shopping and dining in a relaxed setting for you to enjoy.
Cefn Mably Farm Park
Plenty for adults and children to do whatever the weather
A visit to Cefn Mably Farm Park provides an increasingly rare opportunity to meet and interact with a large variety of friendly farm animals in any weather and at any time of the year.
Our park was created with children in mind and provides lots of opportunities for them to observe the animals closely in an enjoyable and safe manner.
Monmouth Castle and Regimental Museum
Come and explore the story of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) with its long history in the old Militia and a modern Engineer role.
Also see the remains of Monmouth Castle, the birthplace of the hero of Agincourt, King Henry V.
Tredegar House & Park
A late 17th-century mansion and one of the wonders of Wales
Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th-century houses in the whole of the British Isles.
Situated within 90 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland, this delightful red brick house provides an ideal setting for a fantastic day out.
Veddw House Garden
Veddw House – a modern romantic garden
Located deep in the heart of Monmouthshire, Veddw House Garden has been created through more than 20 years of patient work by Anne Wareham and Charles Hawes. A starred garden in The Good Garden Guide, Veddw has been admired by many over the years for its rich detail, idiosyncratic style and luscious setting.
Discover the history of this ancient town, once an important port and market centre. Situated in an elegant 18th century house, atmospheric displays on wine trade, shipbuilding, salmon fishing. Paintings/prints of Wye Valley. Childrens activities, special exhibitions, shop.
The Court Cupboard Craft Gallery
Arts and crafts in a friendly setting
The finest traditions of Welsh arts and crafts are celebrated here, near the Skirrid Holy Mountain by Abergavenny, in a setting that is both picturesque and historic.
Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Gardens
Grade II listed formal gardens showcasing contemporary sculptures by local and well-known British artists.
Wyndcliffe Court Gardens are Grade II listed and designed in the Arts and Crafts style. Now opening to the public on a regular basis with free entry, they will showcase contemporary sculptures by local and well-known British artists. The collection will feature hundreds of sculptures in a wide variety of mediums, sizes and styles situated throughout the garden and offering the opportunity to view and purchase beautiful sculpture with an outstandi ..... >>
Guarding the Entrance to Wales
As the oldest stone Castle in the UK and with the oldest Castle Doors in Europe, Chepstow Castle knows a thing about longevity. You can feel the history in this fortress, which snakes its way along the cliffs of the River Wye, towering over the town.
From around 1067 through to 1690, the castle, almost chameleon-like, changed its appearance as fashions changed in military architecture. More a case of bright architects than bright col ..... >>
King of the Swingers!
Always wanted to swing through the trees? Then test your nerve with our exhilarating Forest Jump treetop adventure. Located in woodland on the Resorts grounds, this exciting activity features both high and low ropes courses, bridges, walkways and challenging obstacles made from wood, rope and wire in the treetops.
Fourteen Locks Canal Centre
NEWPORT'S BEST KEPT SECRET
The Canal Centre has been on this site since 1978 but it was only open six months of the year and five days a week. Over the winter of 2008/9 the Monmouthshire, Brecon & Abergavenny Canals Trust Ltd. together with Newport City Council raised enough funds through the European Funding Office to re-build the Centre to the magnificent building you see today.
In May of last year the Trust leased the building off Newport city Council and beca ..... >>
Parva Farm Vineyard
Come & taste our award winning wines!
Enjoy a visit to Parva Farm Vineyard, the oldest commercial vineyard in Wales. Taste fabulous wines. Meet the producers. Stroll among the vines. Browse in the farm shop and plant sales area. Find out how we grow grapes to make award winning Welsh wines.
Learning Opportunities at Shire Hall
Inpiring Engaging Fun
Learning at Shire Hall
Welcome to Shire Hall's new and exciting learning programme. Housed in the building that was the site of one of the most significant trials in British history, the trial of the Monmouthshire Chartists, our creative learning activities are designed to engage, inspire and enthuse.
These activities include worshops on crime and punishment, and the trials involved, courtroom visits and a chartist c ..... >>
Set in the picturesque grounds of a ruined castle. Objects in the permanent galleries illustrate life in this historic market town. Victorian kitchen, 1940s grocers shop and air raid shelter. Refurbished gallery hosts regular temporary exhibitions. Shop. Free entry. Parking.
Newport Museum & Art Gallery
The Museum houses fascinating displays depicting Local History, the Natural Sciences and Archaeology. The collections from the Roman town of Caerwent are particularly rich and the important story of the Chartist Uprising of 1839 is well illustrated with relics and documents.
Fourteen Locks Canal Centre
Located just outside Newport, M4 J27, and following the A467 towards Risca, the Cefn flight of Fourteen Locks is served by a complicated system of ponds, channels and tunnels, and rises an impressive 168 feet in just half a mile.
Superb ALL-INCLUSIVE hospitality Racing Action
Our hospitality facilities offer great value and a truly memorable experience for entertaining clients, colleagues or friends.
Buried for around 50 years and rediscovered in 2000, Dewstone gardens offer a scenic and beautiful walk through babbling brooks, idyllic grottoes and shaded lawns. There are approximately 8 acres of gardens to discover and explore, with something new each time you visit!
Usk Castle is a romantic ruin overlooking the small town of Usk. Visitors love the large grassy inner bailey, meeting the sheep and hens, and exploring the towers and walkways. It is open during reasonable daylight hours almost every day, but check the events calendar on the website, as the castle is sometimes closed from noon for private events and weddings.
The Nelson Museum & Local History Centre
Horatio Nelson was born in Norfolk, died at sea and is buried in London, yet Monmouth has one of the worlds best collections of Nelson material. Learn about the life, loves, death and commemoration of the famous Admiral, the origins of the collection and Monmouths history.
The Old Station Tintern
A quiet haven away from the hussle and bussle of daily life
Built as a Victorian country railway station, this Green Flag award winning site is situated in the beautiful Wye Valley (AONB) and is a quiet haven from the hussle and bussle of daily life.
The tea room serves breakfasts, light snacks and home baked cakes, toilets, including disabled, local tourist information, play area, childrens activities always available, wooden sculptures of local historical characters, gift shop, signa ..... >>
If you think modern doors are longlasting, think again. Chepstow boasts the oldest castle doors in Europe. All wood and all of 800 years old. Until 1962 these doors hung in the main gateway, but are now in safe keeping in the on-site exhibition. Lets just say it would be nigh-on impossible to find a replacement.
Ashford House - Open Garden
Ashford Garden is a walled garden surrounded by a woodland and water garden. There are many shrubs, herbaceous borders, a meadow garden, alpine house and beds, vegetable and a collector´s range of interesting and unusual plants.
Craft Renaissance is a unique centre for art and crafts. Situated between Usk and Abergavenny. We host regular exhibitions and have a variety of affordable craftwork for sale. Courses and childrens activities available. Makers onsite. Delicious cakes in our café.
Usk Rural Life Museum
An independent museum crammed with reminders of Monmouthshires rural heritage. See the farmhouse kitchen, laundry and dairy. Follow the countrymans year and admire the displays of village craftsmanship. See the local wagons and tractors...
Shire Hall, Monmouth
Step Back in Time
Monmouth Shire Hall has a rich and deep history, and is intrinsically linked into the heritage of Monmouthshire and even wider Britain. Explore the 19th century Court Room, restored to look as it did when the Chartists were on Trial. Visit the cells to see how prisoners were held and learn about justice and history in 19th Century Britain. Or simply walk around this grand old building, restored to pristine condition and currently exhibiting a lon ..... >>
Cantref Adventure Farm Park
CANTREF ADVENTURE FARM
Welcome to Cantref Adventure Farm!
A fun packed day out for the whole family! Come and meet the farm animals in our live shows every half an hour and get involved in our family swamp ride! We have lots of play facilities such as the Indoor Playzone, Ball Cannons and Pedal tractors!
We offer a wide range of activities from the play zone and the mega sledge ride, jungle swamp ride, animall encounter - tractor & trail ..... >>
a most memorable Welsh castle experience!
White Castle is the best preserved of the Three Castles, namely, White, Skenfrith and Grosmont. The heart of this castle is surrounded by powerful round towers.
Meet our Alpacas
We have a herd of eleven alpacas: theyre gentle and friendly. Dominic is head of the pack and Angel is the quiet and shy new addition shes sweet natured and gentle. Declan is a beautiful tan colour and adores being petted and fed. Children love them. Why not bring the family along and take an alpaca out for a walk
or hand feed them.
Caldicot Castle Country Park
The Home of Welsh Castle Life
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Castles exciting past. Caldicot Castles impressive structure is surrounded by an idyllic 55 acre Country Park.
You will be able to travel through time and discover the home of Welsh castle life, from medieval times to the twentieth century.The castle was developed as a fortress by Royal hands in the Middle Ages and restored as aVictorian family home.The river Nedern winds its way ..... >>
White Castle Vineyard
Every Saturday and Sundau throughout April
Tours are conducted by the owners Robb and Nicola.
The Widders - Border Morris Dancers
The Widders - Border Morris Dancers
What is a widder?
To most people a widder is slang for the infamous black widow spider, but to those who have seen us in action a widder is a strange looking creature covered in coloured rags, wearing a top hat and waving a stick, whilst jumping around under the influence of a good ale, frantically trying to dance border morris.
Charming 18th-century Round House and Naval Temple
Owned and maintained by the National Trust, first chosen by Georgian society as a picnic spot, the Kymin remains the perfect place to enjoy a picnic and have fun with family and friends. It offers spectacular views across Wales and England, the opportunity for woodland walks and the chance to visit two quirky Georgian buildings visited and admired by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton in 1802. Free car parking and entry to grounds and Naval Temple.
The Savoy Theatre
Savoy Theatre Cinema News
The Savoy Theatre and Cinema stands on the oldest theatre site in Wales and is itself a very old and very beautiful example of 1920's cinevariete where cinema meets live performance. In practice after the talkies came to Monmouth in 1930, there was nothing live, but the current Trust which took over in 2010 took the bold step of re-introducing theatre, comedy and live music alongside regular first run mainstream films. Monmouth is now well an ..... >>
The Tithe Barn at St. Mary's Priory
History, Heritage and Education!
The Tithe Barn is a fully restored barn dating from the 12th century. It's part of the St Mary's Priory complex and houses their food hall, shop, education centre and exhibition.
The exhibitions and varied and interactive, chronicling both the history of St Mary's Priory and the historic market town of Abergavenny. The adjoining food hall offers great meals locally sourced, and includes Caldey Island chocolate! Perfect f ..... >>
Since it opened in 2000, the reserve has built a reputation as a beautiful home to some of Wales' most stunning wildlife. The brand new RSPB Environmental, Education and Visitor Centre sits on the edge of Newport Wetlands, nestled among reeds and pools, which are home to little egrets, herons and other wading birds.
Borough Theatre Abergavenny
The Top Theatre for Residents and Visitors in South East Wales.
Presenting a year round programme of professional and community productions, the Borough Theatre is a lively 338 seat venue situated right in the centre of the historic market town of Abergavenny, the traditional Gateway to Wales.
The appeal of this exceptional Cistercian abbey remains as enduring as ever
An area of outstanding beauty complemented by this outstanding beauty in stone. If only the walls could talk! The chants of countless monks echo through the masonry here. Despite the shell of this grand structure being open to the skies, it remains the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales. Although the abbey church was rebuilt under the patronage of Roger Bigod, lord of nearby Chepstow Castle, in the late 13th century, the monastery retains its ..... >>
Newport Transporter Bridge
The Newport Wonder
Built in 1906, the Newport Transporter Bridge has stood for over a 100 years as a symbol of the industrial heritage of the City and wider area. Standing majestically over the River Usk, the bridge can be seen clearly from most parts of Newport.
Scale the bridge for a majestic walk over this landmark of the industrial revolution, or simply take a cheap ride via car, bike or on foot on the gondola over the river.