Top things to do in Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Top Choice Abbey in Lower Wye Valley

Tintern Abbey

The haunting riverside ruins of this sprawling monastic complex have inspired poets and artists through the centuries, most notably William Wordsworth, who penned 'Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey' dur…
Top Choice Castle in Chepstow (Cas-gwent)

Chepstow Castle

Imposing Chepstow Castle perches atop a limestone cliff overhanging the river, guarding the main river crossing from England into South Wales. It is one of the oldest castles in Britain – building started in 1067, l…
Top Choice Modern British in Lower Wye Valley

Whitebrook

Hidden down green-canopied country lanes in a remote part of the Wye Valley, this wonderful Michelin-starred restaurant-with-rooms is well worth the effort to find. Every plate proceeding from the kitchen is a littl…
Top Choice Modern British in Abergavenny (Y Fenni)

Walnut Tree

Established in 1963, the Michelin-starred Walnut Tree serves the cuisine-hopping meat and seafood creations of chef Shaun Hill, with a focus on fresh, local produce. If you're too full to move far after feasting on …
Top Choice Church in Abergavenny (Y Fenni)

St Mary's Priory Church

Although you wouldn't guess it from the outside, this large stone church has been described as the 'Westminster Abbey of South Wales' because of the remarkable treasury of aristocratic tombs that lies within. It was…
Castle in Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy)

Raglan Castle

The last great medieval castle to be built in Wales, Raglan was designed more as a swaggering declaration of wealth and power than a defensive fortress. A magnificent, sprawling complex built of dusky pink and grey …
Modern British in Abergavenny (Y Fenni)

Hardwick

This traditional inn – with its old stone fireplace, low ceiling beams and burnished copper bar – has become head chef Stephen Terry's showcase for the best of unpretentious country cooking. Dishes such as braised r…
Food & Drink in Abergavenny (Y Fenni)

Abergavenny Food Festival

The most important gastronomic event in Wales is held on the third weekend in September, with demonstrations, debates, competitions, courses, stalls and the odd celebrity. But the real drawcard is that this is an en…
Tapas in Chepstow (Cas-gwent)

Riverside Wine Bar

Sink into a leather couch and quaff a glass of wine while grazing your way through antipasto and cheese platters, skewers, tortillas, pizza and tapas. Heavy gilt-framed mirrors and feature wallpaper set the tone, wh…
Modern European in Monmouth (Trefynwy)

The Stonemill

Housed in a 16th-century barn, 2.5 miles northwest of Monmouth, this upmarket restaurant showcases Welsh produce in Italian- and French-influenced dishes. They pride themselves on making all of their own bread, past…