The Kymin

Book Tickets Online

About

A charming 18th-century Round House and Naval Temple standing proudly atop a prominent hill, the Kymin and its nine acres of pleasure grounds, overlooks Monmouth and the beautiful Wye Valley.

Once part of the enormous Monmouthshire estate of the Duke of Beaufort, the Kymin’s fortunes have fluctuated over the last two centuries. Originally a popular picnic site in the late 18th century, building on the Round House commenced in 1794.

The Kymin is also home to the unusual Naval Temple. The Kymin Club arranged for the Naval Temple to be built with moneys raised between themselves and public subscription in 1800, it celebrates some of the greatest British admirals and victories of the time.

Today the Kymin is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy a picnic against the stunning backdrop of the Wye Valley and the Brecon Beacons.

Book Tickets

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access

Catering

  • Picnic site

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted

Site Features

  • National Trust Property

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

2 miles east of Monmouth and signposted off A4136. Please be aware that the road up to the Kymin is steep and winding with hairpin bends. Not suitable for coaches' SatNav: Please do not use, follow the signs to The Kymin and continue to the end of the road

Accessible by Public Transport: Lydney station is 10 miles away.

The Kymin

Type:Historic Site

The Round House, Monmouth, NP25 3SF

Add The Kymin to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel01600 719241

Opening Times

* Please see website for opening times.
The pleasure grounds are open daily, the Round House remains closed.

Awards

  • Other AwardsNational Trust National Trust 2019

What's Nearby

  1. The Priory Monmouth

    The Priory was founded in 1070 AD by Benedictine monks, and is one of the most historic…

    1.08 miles away
  2. Monmouth Castle ruin is tucked away in a lane off Monmouth’s main shopping street.…

    1.19 miles away
  3. Monmouth Castle & Regimental Museum

    This small volunteer-run museum, with free admission, tells the story of the Royal…

    1.19 miles away
  4. Wye Valley Woodlands  (NRW)

    The Wye Valley is recognised as one of the most beautiful woodlands in Britain, with most…

    3.09 miles away
  1. Whitestone (NRW)

    Whitestone lies adjacent to a section of the famous Wye Valley Walk. Visitors to the site…

    5.93 miles away
  2. One of the 'Three Castles' held in common ownership, with Grosmont and White Castle.

    6.4 miles away
  3. Remains of impressive fifteenth-century castle built by Sir William ap Thomas and his son…

    7.38 miles away
  4. Old Station Tintern

    The Old Station nestles beside the River Wye in the heart of the Wye Valley in Tintern.…

    7.48 miles away
  5. Cistercian abbey, founded in 1131 in the beautiful Wye valley. Remarkably complete abbey…

    7.79 miles away
  6. Probably a manorial site belonging to the bishops of Llandaff in the thirteenth and…

    8.22 miles away
  7. Imposing moated remains of twelfth-century castle, probably the work of Henry II.…

    9.43 miles away
  8. Substantial remains of thirteenth-century castle of Hubert de Burgh, raised on an earlier…

    10.48 miles away
  9. Chepstow Racecourse has it all - beautiful countryside, a friendly charming atmosphere,…

    11.18 miles away
  10. Chepstow Museum reveals the rich and varied past of this ancient town, once an important…

    11.45 miles away
  11. Beautifully preserved Chepstow Castle is a history lesson in stone. A massive and mighty…

    11.5 miles away
  12. Warren Slade and Park

    Woodland in Thornwell on the southeast edge of Chepstow. With dramatic views on top of…

    12.72 miles away
Previous Next

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Don't Miss