Southern Wales Tourism
The Great Outdoors

A stunning mix of beautiful countryside, historic attractions and some of the best food and drink in Wales


It's the bit that welcomes you (or bids you Monmouthshire Walking Festivalfarewell) to Wales.  Monmouthshire is the area that straddles our border with England.  It's a very picturesque area, with meandering river valleys, picturesque villages and historic market towns.

Tintern is one such village.  Sitting serenely on the banks of the winding River Wye, the centrepiece of the village is the huge Tintern Abbey.  Although, missing its roof, the 12th century home of an order Cistercian Monks is still remarkably intact and is beautifully peaceful spot to lose yourself for a couple of hours.

From Tintern, follow the winding road up the Wye Valley and you come to Monmouth.  The pretty border town has a remarkable history.  It was the birthplace of the future King Henry V in 1387, after whom the town's Agincourt Square is dedicated.  It was also the home town of Charles Rolls, one of the founders of the famous Rolls Royce empire.

Nearby Abergavenny is another of the area's traditional market towns.  The town is a centre for walking enthusiasts with the town surrounded by the Blorenge and Sugar Loaf mountains as well as five hills.  Don't miss the famed Abergavenny Food Festival.  Held each September this is one of the biggest and best food festivals in the country.

Other attractions in the area worth visiting are the remarkable Dewstow Gardens and the historic castles at Raglan, Caldicot and Chepstow Chepstow.

Download the group travel guide for Monmouthshire here.

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