Create your own legendary experience in Monmouthshire, a contested borderland with more castles per square mile than anywhere else in the UK. Nestled between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's not just the stunning landscape that'll take your breath away. So will the majestic castles, dark starry skies, mountain climbs, fabulous food and 360° views.
Check out museums in Abergavenny, Monmouth or Chepstow to hear the stories of these towns, or visit Shire Hall in Monmouth, where in Courtroom Number 1 in 1840 the three leaders of the Chartist movement - which sought political reform - were found guilty of treason and sentenced to death.
With nine castles, six vineyards, five museums, four leisure centres, three farm shops, two ruined abbeys and a brewery, rain or shine there's no shortage of options. With beautiful gardens and stunning countryside, wherever you are in Monmouthshire there's a great attraction to visit.
From the heights of the Brecon Beacons National Park to the wooded valley floor of the River Wye, Monmouthshire has a wide variety of places to visit in its compact location. With many historic market towns dotted across the county, you can always be assured of finding something exciting to do, tasty to eat or interesting to explore.
Meandering through the Welsh countryside the isolated Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal is the most popular attraction in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park.
The Brecon Beacons have a wide variety of attractions for all ages. Natural caves and stunning landscapes, to castles, museums and old industrial mines.
The beautiful Black Mountains are the backdrop to Abergavenny in the south east corner of the Brecon Beacons National park. The town is a great base for walking, cycling and just enjoying the great outdoors.
With its annual Abergavenny Food festival the town is also mecca for foodies – and there are plenty of gorgeous gastro pubs, ancient inns and restaurants to try in the surrounding countryside too. The town has regular markets where you can buy quality produce grown locally too.
Abergavenny has history and heritage in spades – come and explore our castles, medieval mansions, Roman remains and standing stones. We've got the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal on our doorstep and the Blaenavon World heritage and Big Pit mine are just up the road