The appeal of this exceptional Cistercian abbey remains as enduring as ever.
Grosmont Castle FREE
Substantial remains of thirteenth-century castle of Hubert de Burgh, raised on an earlier motte.
Chepstow Port Wall FREE
Remains of the town wall survive, including the town gate.
Hen Gwrt Moated Site FREE
Probably a manorial site belonging to the bishops of Llandaff in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
Powerful round towers guard the heart of the castle.
National Trust - Remains of an early 13th-century fortress.
National Trust - Landmark hill topped by two interesting Georgian buildings.
Sugarloaf And Usk Valley FREE
National Trust - A misunderstood mountain.
St Briavels Castle
English Heritage - The fine twin-towered gatehouse, built by Edward I in 1292, once defended a crossbow bolt factory.
English Heritage - An earthwork roughly following the Welsh/English boundary consisting of a ditch and rampart.
Catriona Boyle has developed the garden at Penpergwm over the last 20 years, based on the structure when the house was built.
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.
Monmouth Castle FREE
Birthplace of Henry V Castle established by William fitz Osbern in the late eleventh century.
Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle is a history lesson in stone.
A stunning statement of wealth and power. Everything’s great about this place, from its great tower to the great gatehouse.
Big Pit:National Coal Museum FREE
One of Britain's leading mining musuems. Guided tours available. Fun and informative attraction.☎ 01495790311Recommended by Morag, Wimbledon
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.