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National Trust's The Kymin

  • 4.5

  • from 509 Google reviews

A small clock tower in front of a house
A small clock tower in front of a house

Round House on the Kymin, Monmouth (0146) by Nilfanion. CC BY-SA 4.0

About the garden

Standing proudly atop a prominent hill, the Kymin and its nine acres of pleasure grounds overlook Monmouth and the beautiful Wye Valley.

Opening times

Park open daily, 07:00 - 21:00. Round House open May - Oct, Sat - Mon only, 11:00 - 16:00.

Useful details

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.



Monmouthshire, NP25 3SF

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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 509 Google reviews

Darryl Vickery

4 months ago


Beautiful views across to Monmouth. A steep and narrow approach road makes access a modest challenge but once there it's a lovely quiet place. The memorial is interesting, but the house was still closed. Both appeared somewhat incongruous as they look like they should be by the sea, and not on top of a hill. Worth a hour of anyone's time if you're in the area.

Julie Banks

5 months ago


We decided to travel by car up to this area of outstanding natural beauty. The views are breath-taking and your imagination and senses can begin to take you back to a place and time when things were a lot simpler. There are dwellings scattered along the roadside and it makes one think how ' lucky it would be to wake up every day to see these views and breathe in the fresh air , and hear the calls of nature'. Once at the top of the Hill one cannot be disappointed, even if the view can be on some days shrouded by Mother Nature's mist or clouds, there are woods that just scream out to be explored, woodland trails to be walked. Your children could learn about the wonders of nature and your pets could stroll by your side without the noise of traffic or everyday life. It is a retreat from the noise a place of comtemplation. However be prepared there are no public toilets or refreshment facilities. There is access for all parking although ( Disabled Parking spaces are limited). Please also be aware that it could be quite difficult underfoot in places and some paths and trails would not be accessible to all.

Pete / Hel Havard

4 months ago


Really nice looking building, not very big, but some really awesome views, there's also a naval memorial temple just before the house worth a visit, it's on the Offas Dyke path so plenty of walks. There's also a big flat green there which would be great for picnics and playing with the kids, or just running the dog.


a month ago


Seen the place on YouTube, read about it and visited the place. They say Nelson visited to see how the town below had honoured those that had given their lives, the navy who had thought so wisely in battle. Amazing and if you think back to when it was built. Wow.

David Heath

4 weeks ago


Fantastic free view point across the Wye Valley from outside the round house, which is temporarily (I hope) closed. Access is via a steep single track road with passing places.

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