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Things to do in Monmouth

Historic county town of Monmouthshire, located at the confluence of the River Monnow and the River Wye in south Wales




 

  Attractions

Tintern Abbey

The appeal of this exceptional Cistercian abbey remains as enduring as ever.
Tintern
NP16 6SE

 

Grosmont Castle FREE

Substantial remains of thirteenth-century castle of Hubert de Burgh, raised on an earlier motte.
Grosmont
NP7 8LW

 

Chepstow Port Wall FREE

Remains of the town wall survive, including the town gate.
Chepstow
NP16 5EF

 

Hen Gwrt Moated Site FREE

Probably a manorial site belonging to the bishops of Llandaff in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Llantilio Crossenny
NP7 8TD

 

White Castle

Powerful round towers guard the heart of the castle.
Llantilio Crossenny
NP7 8UD

 

Skenfrith Castle

National Trust - Remains of an early 13th-century fortress.
Skenfrith
near Abergavenny
NP7 8UH

 

The Kymin

National Trust - Landmark hill topped by two interesting Georgian buildings.
The Round House
Monmouth
NP25 3SF

 

Sugarloaf And Usk Valley FREE

National Trust - A misunderstood mountain.
Abergavenny
NP7 7LA

 

St Briavels Castle

English Heritage - The fine twin-towered gatehouse, built by Edward I in 1292, once defended a crossbow bolt factory.
St Briavels
Gloucestershire
GL15 6RG

 

Offa's Dyke

English Heritage - An earthwork roughly following the Welsh/English boundary consisting of a ditch and rampart.
near Chepstow
Gloucestershire
NP16 7LZ

 

Penpergwm Lodge

Catriona Boyle has developed the garden at Penpergwm over the last 20 years, based on the structure when the house was built.
Abergavenny
Gwent
NP7 9AS

 

Pontypool And Blaenavon Railway

Blaenavon's Heritage Railway is set in the heart of a World Heritage Site on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales.
Blaenavon
Torfaen
NP4 9ND

 

Monmouth Castle FREE

Birthplace of Henry V Castle established by William fitz Osbern in the late eleventh century.
Monmouth
NP25 3EX

 

Chepstow Castle

Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle is a history lesson in stone.
Chepstow
NP16 5EY

 

Raglan Castle

A stunning statement of wealth and power. Everything’s great about this place, from its great tower to the great gatehouse.
Raglan
NP15 2BT

 

Big Pit:National Coal Museum FREE

One of Britain's leading mining musuems. Guided tours available. Fun and informative attraction.
Blaenafon
Torfean
NP4 9XP

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Recommended by Morag, Wimbledon

 
 

  Parks

Beaulieu Wood FREE

Beaulieu Wood occupies a prominent position within the Wye Valley AONB overlooking the River Wye and town of Monmouth to the west.
Monmouth
Monmouthshire
NP25 3SF

 

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