The Wye Valley Walk A perfect mix of hill and river walking

 

 
Attractions:

Chepstow to Monmouth

  • Chepstow Museum
    Elegant 18th Century apothocaries house opposite Chepstow Castle which briefly became a girl's school and then wartime Red Cross hospital, before becoming a museum featuring displays of Chepstow life and industry, including salmon ...
  • Whitestone
    Forestry Commission Wales picnic site and play area with loop walks and a range of viewpoints down to the river. Walk continues to Cleddon Shoots where Wordsworth is believed to have written his: "Lines Written a Few Miles above ...
  • Eagles Nest Viewpoint
    Dramatic viewpoint platform with far-reaching views across the River Wye and over the Severn Estuary. Built on orders of the Duke of Beaufort and now managed by Forestry Commission Wales. Can be reached via the '365 steps' from Lower ...
  • Tintern Abbey
    Ruined abbey founded by Cistercian 'white' monks in 1131 with backing from the Norman Marcher lords. Remarkably complete abbey church rebuilt in the later 13th and early 14th Centuries. Became the richest abbey in Wales controlling ...
  • Chepstow Castle
    Perched dramatically on a crag above the River Wye, one of the earliest stone-built Norman castles in Britain and the centre of the medieval Marcher lordship of Chepstow. The castle was modified and developed in successive stages ...
  • Monmouth Castle and Regimental Museum
    Birthplace of Henry V. Castle was established by William fitz Osbern in the late 11th Century. It changed hands three times during the Civil War, witheld a short siege and was later largely demolished on orders from Cromwell, so not much ...
  • Angidy Ironworks
    Excavated and part-restored ruin of the first blast furnace site in Britain set beside the Angidy River in what was one of the most industrialised valleys in 16th Century Britain.
  • Monmouth Nelson Museum
    Home to one of the best collections of Nelson paraphenalia in the World including personal letters and some outrageous forgeries, such as his glass eye. Also a local history centre dealing with local life in Monmouthshire, the ...