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Monmouthshire: The Food Capital of Wales

Tourist Information Centres

Chepstow Tourist Information Centre
Castle Car Park
Bridge Street
NP16 5EY
Tel: +44 (0)1291 623772
Fax: (0)1291 628004

Monmouth Tourist Information Outlet
Shire Hall
Agincourt Square
NP25 3DY

Tel: +44 (0)1600 775257

Abergavenny Tourist Information Centre
Tithe Barn,
Monk Street,
Tel: +44 (0)1873 853254

Press Contact

Kevin Ford
Digital Tourism Marketing Officer
Monmouthshire County Council
PO Box 106
NP26 9AN


From the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, to formidable castles, Roman Towns and magnificent gardens. Enjoy our beautiful landscape at your own pace. Then find out why we’re the Food Capital of Wales at our bustling market towns, award winning vineyards, Michelin starred restaurants and the renowned Abergavenny Food Festival.

You'll find all you need at www.visitmonmouthshire.com.

What's on Offer

Places 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.


Eating Out

Monmouthshire is known as the Food Capital of Wales for a reason, namely its fantastic food and drink. You can find Michelin-starred and award winning restaurants helmed by famous chefs, fantastic tea rooms and cafes using local produce, and the best local producers offering their products direct.


Conference & Business Facilities

For all information on Meetings, Conferences, Exhibitions & Events, call 01633 644842 or tourism@monmouthshire.gov.uk.

Alternatively, visit https://www.visitmonmouthshire.com/conference-and-meetings.aspx to find out more.


Choosing a place to stay for a holiday in Wales is an important decision. It needs to be a holiday home from home. Clean. Comfortable. Well equipped. And that’s before you consider location, location, location. Fortunately, Monmouthshire is a compact destination so you’ll be able to lie back and relax, safe in the knowledge that there’s plenty of time later on to get out and about.

Spa hotels for indulgence and luxury. Country house havens of pastoral charm. Elegant townhouses. Well-equipped self-catering cottages and converted barns. Farmhouse B&Bs where the farmyard provides the only alarm clock you’ll need. (And most of the breakfast ingredients.)

Or campsites, whether your style is ‘back to basics’ or the comparative luxury of a yurt or tipi. We can even offer you a lighthouse. Or a restored windmill. We like unusual places to stay. Especially if they show you Monmouthshire from a different perspective, and the perfect holiday in Wales.


Getting There


Monmouthshire is served by an excellent road system which provides fast, easy access. The M4 and M48 skirt the southern edge while the A40 runs through the middle of the area. From London and the south of England use the M4 and the Second Severn Crossing or for Chepstow, Tintern & the Wye Valley branch off just past Bristol onto the M48 and cross the original Severn Bridge. From south west England use the M5, then M4/M48. From the Midlands and northern England use the M6, M5, M50 and A40. For the latest traffic information on trunk roads and motorways in Wales, visit traffic-wales.com.

A toll is payable when travelling west-bound across either the Severn Bridge (M48) or the Second Severn Crossing (M4). Charges for 2012 are cars and motor caravans £6.00, small goods vehicles and small buses £12.10, heavy goods vehicles and buses £18.10. For up to date information contact Severn River Crossing plc, Tel: +44 (0)1454 635000 or visit the website severnbridge.co.uk.
Unlike the Second Severn Crossing (M4), the original Severn Road Bridge (M48) has a path specifically for cyclists and pedestrians, for whom there is no toll.


Mainline railway stations are located at Newport, Severn Tunnel Junction, Caldicot, Chepstow and Abergavenny with regular services to and from London (in under 2 hours), Cardiff, Plymouth, Birmingham and Manchester Piccadilly.


There are ferry connections from mainland Europe to the UK’s south and east coasts and from Ireland to ports in Wales.


The international airports of Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham are all within easy travelling distance of the Wye Valley & Vale of Usk. London Heathrow is a two hour drive along the M4 whilst all airports named here have direct public transport links to the national rail and coach networks.