Blaenavon World Heritage Site (map ref A5)
music for all
has enough to keep you occupied for a
few days. Wander along the picturesque
One of the largest free music festivals in Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, admire
the UK takes place right here in Monmouth the view from Keeper’s Pond or take a trip
(map ref D4). From 23 to 31 July the town on the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway.
is choc-a-bloc with live music, including The Ironworks, World Heritage Centre and
chamber music in the church, jazz nights Big Pit National Coal Museum will satisfy
down the pub and lively outdoor concerts. the most enquiring minds and entry is free.
300 teapots and
Nelson’s glass eye
Don’t think they’re parochial just because
far from the
they’re small. Our museums hold some
curious items, including the John &
Elizabeth Wait teapot collection (at Newport)
Forget the supermarket queues.
and a wealth of Nelson memorabilia (at
Leave behind the traffic jams.
Monmouth). So if you’re fascinated by the
There’s no room for frenzy here.
unusual, look no further than our museums.
Just miles of quiet public footpaths
And it won’t cost you a thing to visit them.
and your very own space. At New Grove
Meadows Reserve (map ref C5), near
Monmouth, you’ll find one of the
Tried and Tested
SoME ARE luXuRIouS.
best wildflower meadows in the UK.
For great views, go up Abergavenny’s
MoST ARE AFFoRDAblE.
Sugarloaf mountain (map ref A4).
And for awe-inspiring beauty,
walk in the Wye Valley (D5-6).
FIRST TEN ARE
It’s well worth visiting Caerleon
(map ref B6) for the amazing Roman
remains: amphitheatre, barracks, baths
and the National Roman Legion Museum.
Even more amazing, it’s all free.
at that view
10 do your research
High above Monmouth stands the
Kymin (map ref D4), a wooded landmark
go to church Preferably before you travel! Use
hill offering 9 acres in which to stroll.
There are almost 30 delightful churches to visitwyevalley.com
to check out the latest
Free admission; croquet sets are
visit. From St. Mary’s Priory Church in offers, to find accommodation close to
available to hire. From the town, it’s
Abergavenny (map ref B4) with its medieval the places you want to visit and to discover
possible to walk (1½ miles uphill
Jesse tree, to the medieval wall paintings at what’s on during your stay. But if you want
following the Offa’s Dyke footpath)
Llangattock Lingoed (map ref B3), the beautiful to find out things from the web while
or drive (steep with hairpin bends,
carved rood screen at Llangwm (map ref C5) you’re here, visit one of our libraries for
off the A4136).
and the Arts and Crafts sgraffito murals at free internet access.
Llanfair Kilgeddin (map ref B5). You’ll come libraries.monmouthshire.gov.uk
across real treasures. ctnw.co.uk
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