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Welcome to Monmouth

Nestling in the tranquil lower reaches of the beautiful Wye Valley, Monmouth has been a centre for tourism since 1780. Well known for its iconic 13th century gatehouse bridge, Monmouth has a famous past with its connections to Henry V, Geoffrey of Monmouth and (more recently) Queen, Oasis & Simple Minds. Renowned for its independent retail sector, with restaurants to suit all tastes, it is also the place for a coffee in a café in a quiet courtyard.

Make sure to visit its Georgian Shire Hall, Monmouth Museum, Ance Hill Vineyard and Rockfield Studios.

Places to stay in Monmouth in the Lower Wye Valley

The Secret Walled Garden

The Secret Walled Garden is based within the beautiful countryside in Monmouth, The Wye Valley, Wales. Our three acre walled garden dates back 500 years to Tudor times and is a ten minute walk into the lovely market town of Monmouth.

Glamping with 2 units

The Brambles

Self catering in Monmouth.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £102 pupn sleeps 1-8

Robin's Barn (Self-catering cottage) Wye

Situated in an idyllic, rural setting in a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 2 bedroom barn conversion features a spiral staircase, oak beams & woodburner. It enjoys beautiful views over the Wye Valley and beyond.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £275 pupw sleeps 3

The Kings Head

This is a grade II listed building, originally a 17th-century coaching inn. All of the 24 bedrooms are en suite and include tea- and coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer and Freeview TV.

Inn with 22 rooms

The Mayhill Hotel

Located in the heart of the scenic Wye Valley and only a minute's walk from the banks of the river Wye our child friendly, country pub provides real ales and a friendly family atmosphere.

Hotel with 7 rooms

Monmouth Premier Inn

Budget Hotel in Monmouth

Budget Hotel with 60 rooms

2 Ancre Hill Cottages

Come and stay at our newly refurbished 3 bedroom cottage overlooking the vineyard, within 10 minutes walking distance of the historic border town of Monmouth.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £774 pupw sleeps 1-6

Rockfield Leisure Accommodation

Stay at the Legendary Rockfield Music Studios on Rockfield Farm. The Coach House has been used as accommodation for one of the two recording studios and can accommodate up to 16 people in 7 ensuite rooms.

Self-catering with 2 units, £2450 pupn sleeps 1-16

The Riverside Hotel

In the heart of the Wye Valley, The Riverside Hotel is a family run business, situated by the new and ancient bridges spanning the River Monnow. We have 15 high quality ensuite bedrooms, a conservatory lounge and large function room.

Hotel with 22 rooms, £69-£79 prpn

The Courtyard Studio

The Courtyard Studio is a self-catering apartment for two in the heart of Georgian Monmouth. It overlooks a traffic-free, cobbled courtyard lined with shops and cafés (perfect for breakfast).

Self-catering with 1 unit

Punch House Hotel

The Punch House on Agincourt Square in the centre of the historic border town of Monmouth in South East Wales, is a true traditional coaching inn, full of history and tradition.

Inn with 11 rooms, £85-£110 prpnb

High View Barn

Brand new conversion of 300 year old barn.The perfect romantic getaway for a couple (or couple with two teenage children). Very private. Underfloor heating, contemporary Swedish woodburner and triple-glazed floor to ceiling windows.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £100-£150 pupn sleeps 1-4

Church Hill Farm

Large luxury farmhouse set in 63 acres with gorgeous views and total privacy in the lower Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Self-catering with 1 unit, £1200 pupw sleeps 2-9

Events in and around Monmouth

MonLife Family Day

Wed 11 Aug 2021

Join us for FREE for a great family day out and take part in the following activities: Clay play Badge making Natural art collage Orienteering Have a go Climbing Wall

Open Day

Wed 11 Aug 2021

For the first time since its Foundation stone was laid in 1835, Monmouth Methodist Church is opening its doors to visitors each Wednesday afternoon from Wednesday 7 July to Wednesday 25 August.

Open Day

Wed 18 Aug 2021

For the first time since its Foundation stone was laid in 1835, Monmouth Methodist Church is opening its doors to visitors each Wednesday afternoon from Wednesday 7 July to Wednesday 25 August.

Monmouth Carnival 2021

Sun 22 Aug 2021

Monmouth Carnival Sunday is a fun and entertainment event organised by volunteers to bring the people of our community together. This year it is planned for 22nd August. We'll have more details closer to the date.

Open Day

Wed 25 Aug 2021

For the first time since its Foundation stone was laid in 1835, Monmouth Methodist Church is opening its doors to visitors each Wednesday afternoon from Wednesday 7 July to Wednesday 25 August.

Art in Penallt

Sat 28 - Mon 30 Aug 2021

A 3 day art exhibition with stalls and demonstrations.

Monmouth Raft Race 2021

Sun 5 Sep 2021

The annual Monmouth Raft Race is organised by the Rotary Club of Monmouth. The 55th Monmouth Raft Race will be run on Sunday 5th September 2021.

Lucy Worsley OBE

Fri 17 Sep 2021

Following the four part BBC series and hit-selling book, If Walls Could Talk, Lucy takes audiences on trip through the home discovering the hygiene and homely habits of the British over the past 800 years.

The Annual Monmouth Great Wye Swim

Sat 25 Sep 2021

Swim Wild Wye has the great pleasure of taking over the Annual Monmouth Great Wye (Swim unfortunately this event was postponed in 2020), But will now take place on Saturday 25th September 2021.

The Ultimate Classic Rock Show

Sat 9 Oct 2021

Dust off your air guitars for an evening of the very best classic rock anthems from legends past and present!

Places to Visit & Things to Do in Monmouth

Regimental Museum Monmouth

This small volunteer-run museum, with free admission, tells the story of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers - the only present-day regiment to have survived from the Militia.

Monmouth Golf Club

The course stands on high ground above the Town with superb views of the Welsh Hills, Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley and is now labelled "the Jewel in the Hills"

Shire Hall, Monmouth

Shire Hall is a former Court of Assizes and Quarter Sessions in the centre of Monmouth, South Wales. It is a Grade I listed, classically designed building in Agincourt Square at the top of Monnow Street

Wye MTB

Established in 2010 by two passionate mountain bikers, WyeMTB aims to educate, encourage and enhance mountain bike participation in and around the Wye Valley

Monmouth Leisure Centre

Monmouth Leisure Centre features a a 25M swimming pool, a steam room and Jacuzzi, a large gym with the latest market-leading equipment, a large air-conditioned aerobics studio with virtual capabilities and a dedicated spin studio.

Monmouth's Premier Play Centre

Visit Monmouth Leisure Centre's brand new indoor play centre with 3 floors of action-packed fun & an exciting beat the the clock timing system. Parents can relax in the air-conditioned seating area while enjoying a Costa coffee & free wifi.

Cornwall House

Town house, dating back to at least the 17th century. Red brick garden facade in Queen Anne style, dating from 1752. Street facade remodelled in Georgian style (date unknown). Many original features, including fine staircase.

Monmouth Methodist Church

For the first time since its Foundation stone was laid in 1835, Monmouth Methodist Church is opening its doors to visitors each Wednesday afternoon from Wednesday 7 July to Wednesday 25 August.

Monmouth Castle (Cadw)

Ruined castle with a regal history. It’s a surprise to find this ruin, tucked away as it is in a lane off Monmouth’s main shopping street.

The Kymin

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.

The Blake Theatre

We are a theatre that is at both the heart of the town and community of Monmouth. We play host to live drama, music, dance as well as renowned speakers.

Monmouth Canoe Centre

The Monmouth Canoe Centre offer canoeing on the River Wye for families, youth and adult groups in Canadian canoes and single kayaks by the half-day or longer.

Monmouth Botanicals

Monmouth Botanicals is a modern apothecary that uses the finest raw materials to create the most beautiful perfumed and home fragrances.

Ancre Hill Vineyard

We planted the vineyard in two phases, April 2006 and April 2007 and grow four varieties, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Seyval Blanc, and Triomphe, the first of which we will harvest in October 2008.

Monnow Gate and Bridge

Monnow Bridge in Monmouth, Wales, is the only remaining mediaeval fortified river bridge in Great Britain with its gate tower still standing in place.

Borderlands Outdoor

Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Caving, Bushcraft, Archery and more. Great adventurous activities for families, friends and corporate groups.

Savoy Theatre

The Monmouth Savoy is a listed building that has been a centre of community life and entertainment since 1850.

Nelson Museum & Local History Centre

The Nelson Museum was founded in 1924, following the bequest to Monmouth by Lady Llangattock of her collection of material relating to the famous admiral.

The Priory Monmouth

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

Nelson Garden

Visit this hidden Georgian garden, a favourite of Admiral Nelson's, between 12 & 3pm every Friday during the Summer.

Places to eat and drink in Monmouth

The Misbah

The Misbah is a family-run Restaurant offering authentic Bangladeshi cuisine, and is located in a Grade II listed building in the heart of Monmouth, within the Picturesque Wye Valley.

Green & Jenks

Homemade ice cream loving produced in our shop using locally sourced ingredients.

Walks in and around Monmouth, in the Lower Wye Valley

18 Monmouth King's Wood

A 6.1 mile walk from Monmouth including a section of the Offa’s Dyke Path in King’s Wood.

22 Mitchel Troy to Cwmcarvan

A 5 mile walk with lots of ups, downs and spectacular views from Mitchel Troy, west of Monmouth.

21 Dingestow

PLEASE NOTE THIS WALK IS CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO A MISSING BRIDGE A walk of 4.75 miles around the farmland of theTrothy Valley from Dingestow, west of Monmouth.

19 Redbrook to Penallt

A walk of 4.4 miles in the Wye Valley south of Monmouth. Sustained ascent and descent.

Health Walk - Dixton Church Walk

1 mile walk along the River Wye to Dixton Church and back.

Health Walk - Two Rivers Meadow Walk

2 mile walk around the land between the River Wye and the River Monnow.

Health Walk - Vauxhall Fields Walk

1.75 mile walk through part of the town and around Vauxhall Fields.

17 Buckholt Wood - ROUTE CLOSED

ROUTE CURRENTLY CLOSED A 6 mile walk to the north of Monmouth

Welsh Dragon