Gwent Travel Guide

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Chepstow

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67,206,12

Newport

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30,65,35

Abergavenny

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64,218,4

Tintern Abbey

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27,105,0

Monmouth

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25,85,8

Caerleon

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18,85,0

Raglan

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11,46,0

Ebbw Vale

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3,12,0

Caldicot

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8,40,1

Usk

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4,20,6

Chepstow

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  • Chepstow Castle

    Chepstow Things to Do

    Chepstow is one of a number of castles in the Welsh marches: others include Raglan and Goodrich. I first visited them as a child, and always remembered Chepstow’s setting on the edge of a cliff along the river Wye. Revisiting many years later, the location is no less impressive.According to the Domesday Book it was built by William fitz Osbern,...

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  • Best Western The Royal George Hotel

    Chepstow Hotels

    on A466, Tintern NP16 6SF, Wales, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Tapas to die for!

    Chepstow Restaurants

    Fantastic, well appointed bar! Great choice on the menu and food was definitely freshly prepared. We had tapas and all 6 dishes were lovely. The bar is next to the river wye and there's ample seating outside. The weather prevented us from taking advantage of this so I guess we will have to come back!!! Highly recommended! Anything off the tapas...

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Newport

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  • Ye Old Murenger Pub

    Newport Things to Do

    This could equally be a 'Nightlife' or a 'Restaurant' tip. The Old Murenger House is an incredible building, but easy to miss on the edge of the city centre. A 'murenger' was a civic tax collector.The building dates from circa 1530 and the sort of thing that no longer exists in any nearby towns and cities. It is the last old timber-framed building...

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  • Hilton Newport

    Newport Hotels

    Hilton Newport is mostly known for the golfing in the area. The hotel is nice, not that genuine UK...

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  • Museum, Gallery, Tourist Information...

    Newport Things to Do

    On John Frost Square you can find the Newport Museum and Art Gallery. And the Tourist Information Centre. And the town Library. The building is possibly one of the ugliest buildings I have seen and inside it feels like a 1970's hospital in places, however...The Museum is on the upper floors. It has a whole load of extremely interesting and helpful...

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Abergavenny

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  • Abergavenny Food Festival.

    Abergavenny Things to Do

    Update for 2014 Early news for this years festival. http://www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com/Every year at least 34,000 visitors flock into town for a - usually - lovely sunny weekend for the Festival that become not only an important local event but has been acclaimed as the best Food Festival in the UK. Abergavenny born Penelope Fillon, wife of...

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  • Llansantffraed Court

    Abergavenny Hotels

    Llansantffraed Court is situated in the rolling countryside just South of Abergavenny. We stayed...

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  • Linda Vista Gardens

    Abergavenny Things to Do

    These gardens have beautiful views of Castle Meadows, the River Usk with the Blorenge beyond,and are tucked away off Tudor Terrace (at the opposite end to the entrance to Abergavenny Castle.) So very close to the Town centre but a haven of peace and beauty through out the year. Gardeners and botanists love them for the large and varied collection...

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Tintern Abbey

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  • Getting to Tintern

    Tintern Abbey Transportation

    Tintern is a few miles north of Chepstow, following the A466 road which passes Chepstow Racecourse and then follows the River Wye quite closely, heading for Monmouth. Chepstow is easy to reach by car, being only a couple of miles from the M4 motorway.By public transport, the nearest railway station is Chepstow. Tintern is served by the Number 69...

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  • Splendid view from the Devil's Pulpit!

    Tintern Abbey Things to Do

    Tintern Abbey is in a spectacular location next to the snaking River Wye. There are footpaths and woodland walks heading off in several directions into Wales and England. For a special view of Tintern Abbey from above, I recommend you take a walk to the "Devil's Pulpit". The "Devil's Pulpit" is a stack of rock on the hillside above Tintern which,...

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  • Don't forget Tintern village!

    Tintern Abbey Things to Do

    Of course, the majestic Tintern Abbey is the main attraction in the area. But Tintern is a pleasant, picturesque village too. For the most part, it hugs the west bank of the River Wye, so you are rarely more than a few metres from the English border! At one end is the Abbey, but at the other end is the little village church of St Michael and, I...

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Monmouth

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  • The Priory

    Monmouth Things to Do

    Founded in 1070 AD by Benedictine Monks the Priory was traditionaly connected with Geoffrey of Monmouth who wrote the 'History of the Kings Of Britain' which chronicles the coming of christianity, the departure of the Romans and the Legends of King Arthur.The Priorys Church was dedicated in 1101 and is now St Mary's Church.The Priory oriel window...

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  • The Riverside Hotel

    Monmouth Hotels

    We were a group of golfers stayed at the riverside hotel ideal for great golf courses in this area...

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  • Nice Pub

    Monmouth Restaurants

    Wether you want a meal, snack or just a drink or three the nags head is a great old pub that is certainly worth a visit. It was built before 1765 and retains some great features. We called in for a drink while walking around the town following the Trail.

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Caerleon

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  • Roman Baths

    Caerleon Things to Do

    You can view the excavation of the Roman Baths displayed along with Written and audio information and projections and pictures of how it used to look.Entrance is Free!

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  • Art and Crafts

    Caerleon Shopping

    Just off the main street there is a row of small art and craft shops built on the foundations of the old Roman Wall. there are some fantastic carved statues and sculptures as well as the worlds largest love spoon. these shops are certainly worth a visit.Changed Pictures to ones from May 2013

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  • The Amphitheatre

    Caerleon Things to Do

    This is the only fully-excatavated amphitheatre in the UK and thus is an important attraction. However, it was only discovered in 1926 - before that, only a big mound was to be seen which was believed to be the round table of King Arthur! Only when archaeologists decided to finally find out what was under the mound, the amphitheatre lying...

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Raglan

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  • Looks delicious

    Raglan Restaurants

    The Cripplecreek was the location of an impromtu VT meet when we met up with VT member Barbara (Ranger49) and her husband John. We called in for a few drinks but primarily the Cripplecreek is well known for the great meals on offer. The hearty home cooked meals are extremely popular, while we were there several people rang up to book a table only...

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  • Steeped in History

    Raglan Nightlife

    We called in on the Beaufort Arm for an evening drink following a busy day driving and exploring. There has been a pub on this site well before the siege of Raglan Castle in 1646 when the Roundhead soldiers used to visit to quench their thirsts. Underground Wells and vaulted enclosures underneath the Beaufort Arms are thought to indicate possible...

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  • Visit the Castle

    Raglan Things to Do

    Raglan Castle began as a simple motte and bailey but in 1390 William Ap Thomas gained posession and it was he or his son who began the moated great tower. His son, Sir William Herbert continued his fathers building work while also becoming one of the greatest, influencial men of his time and was made Earl of Pembroke in 1468.As you enter the Castle...

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Ebbw Vale

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  • Forest drive

    Ebbw Vale Things to Do

    Cwmcarn Forest drive would be great drive for a family which also has a campsite. The drive is about 7or 8 miles long with play area's for children, mountain bike trails also a very good visiters centre plus an Iron Age fort.

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  • The Roundhouse towers

    Ebbw Vale Off The Beaten Path

    The Nantyglo Roundhouse complex at Roundhouse farm is a unique relic of the Industrial Revolution. It was built in about 1816 by Joseph and Crawshay Bailey, the Ironmasters of the Nantyglo Ironworks, as a defended refuge against armed revolt by their workforce. In effect, it was the last private castle built in Britain. No other site in Wales gives...

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  • Festival Park

    Ebbw Vale Things to Do

    Festival Park is a great retail shopping outlet situated about a mile from the Centre of Ebbw Vale. It was built on the former Garden Festival of Wales site which was left abandoned after the closure of the festival in 1992. Since then it has been converted into a shopping outlet and tourist attraction. It now includes an owl sanctuary, fishing...

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Caldicot

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  • Caldicot Castle

    Caldicot Things to Do

    Caldicot Castle is 2 miles from the sea but stands upon a fortified site of great Antiquity, on the site of the Roman road 'Via Julia' which ran to Caerwent.It's Lords can be traced all the way back to Norman times with the tower probably being built by Humphrey de Bohun during the latter half of the 12th C.at which time the castle would have been...

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  • Travelodge Newport Magor

    Caldicot Hotels

    Magor Motorway Services Area, Caldicot, Monmouthsh

  • Nice Pub

    Caldicot Restaurants

    Opposite the church is the Castle Inn, a nice pub that serves good beer and really nice looking meals. The staff are friendly and helpful we called in for a drink after looking around the castle but did not eat here although it is definitely on the list for a future visit

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Usk

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  • A nice Pub

    Usk Restaurants

    The Castle Innl is in Usk's town square, we called in for a drink after walking around the Castle, It has a comfortable bar with a seperate restaurant area. Although we did not eat here at this time (I would certainly like to try the food on my next visit) it was a nice place to have a drink.

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  • Glen-yr-Afon House Hotel

    Usk Hotels

    Pontypool Road, Usk, NP15 1SY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Usks Fantastic Castle

    Usk Things to Do

    Usk Castle stands on a hill overlooking the town and was first mentioned in 1138, it's Gate house built in the 12th c probably by the De Clare family and the Castle was later strengthened By Williams Marshall of Chepstow with the Garrison Tower more than likely being his work. The Castle was strengthened and altered by succeeding generations until...

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Top Gwent Hotels

Newport Hotels
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Chepstow Hotels
67 Reviews - 206 Photos
Tintern Abbey Hotels
27 Reviews - 105 Photos
Monmouth Hotels
25 Reviews - 85 Photos
Usk Hotels
4 Reviews - 20 Photos
Caldicot Hotels
8 Reviews - 40 Photos
Blaenavon Hotels
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Abergavenny Hotels
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