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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 Dukes 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. Built by 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.

Bear Necessities

Child with teddy bear outside The Kymin, Monmouth

Child with teddy bear outside The Kymin, Monmouth

Join us on Saturday 25 April when The Wellfield Teddy Bear Hospital comes to the Kymin. They specialise in museum-quality conservation, repairs and restoration to vintage and antique Teddy Bears. They'll be giving free advice on the maintenance and repair of all types of soft toys.  Why not bring along your favourite soft toy and see what advice they've got for you? See our events page for more details