Places to See

Planning your itinerary

Here are some suggested Day Trips

  • Monmouth Museum & Historical Town Walk
    get a real feel for the history of the area by taking in the town sights
  • Visit the ‘Three Castles’ of Skenfrith, Grosmont & Whitecastle
    all approximately 15 minutes away by car or enjoy all castles with an 18 mile walk
  • Symonds Yat (9 miles)
    has a host of activities to offer with river cruises, canoeing & cycling along the Wye
  • Raglan Castle (9 miles)
    Take in the remains of this impressive 15th century castle
  • Abergavenny (9 miles)
    with regular Tuesday markets. Afternoon tea at The Angel is a must and is one of the few hotels outside London to receive Tea Guild’s Award of Excellence!
  • Tintern (10 miles)
    in the heart of the Wye Valley with the first Cistercian abbey in Wales and where William Wordsworth gained inspiration. For the fit walk up to ‘Devil’s Pulpit’ where the views are stunning
  • Chepstow (18 miles)
    with it’s magnificent Castle perched high above the banks of the River Wye
  • Royal Forest of Dean
    the ‘Queen of Forests’ has something for everyone – fascinating heritage with spectacular and varied landscapes. Hire bicycles from Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre and see the forest first hand
  • Hereford (15 miles)
    famous Mappa Mundi, one of the oldest maps in the world is housed in the Cathedral
  • Hay-on-Wye
    Head over the Black Mountains to the world famous book town of Hay-on-Wye which is famous for it’s annual Literary Festival. Take a stroll through the quaint streets
  • Pony Trekking
    is a popular activity in the Llanthony Valley and is a good way to view the valley
  • The World Heritage Site at Blaenavon
    take a trip 300 ft underground at Big Pit with a real miner
  • Caerleon
    site of Britain’s three permanent Roman Legionary Fortresses
  • Brecon Mountain Railway
    Steam train which runs along local reservoirs and into the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Goytre Wharf on the Monmouth & Brecon canal
    try your hand at cruising with daily boat hire available
  • Enjoy horse racing days at Chepstow & Hereford Racecourses
  • Monmouthshire has some stunning golf courses in beautiful countryside
    including The Rolls on our doorstep, Monmouth, Raglan and Celtic Manor - venue of the 2010 Ryder Cup and many more

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