The Wye Valley contains a wealth of historic places and buildings. This is castle country and reflects the history of  border disputes and contains the longest Keep Out sign in the Offa's Dyke Path. Three key historic attractions in the AONB are Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey and Goodrich Castle however there are many others to enjoy.

Chepstow Castle
Chepstow's imposing Norman castle, high up on its cliff above the River Wye, guards a major river crossing between England and Wales. 

Tintern Abbey
Now a spectacular ruin, Tintern Abbey was founded by Cistercian monks in 1131, and largely rebuilt in the late 13th century. It is the best-preserved medieval abbey in Wales, and an outstanding example of Gothic architecture. 

Goodrich Castle
Goodrich castle is one of the most complete medieval castles in Britain, built to guard a ford across the River Wye.

The Kymin
A wooded landmark hill with pleasure grounds, a Georgian banqueting house, Naval Temple and stunning views over the surrounding countryside high above Monmouth

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