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Monmouth (Welsh: Trefynwy) is the county town of Monmouthshire in Wales.


Monnow Bridge

Monmouth is a delightful, bustling, market town near where the three rivers Wye, Monnow and Trothy meet on the border with England. On a sunny day it can be packed with tourists strolling up and down the narrow pavements of Monnow Street, Agincourt Square and Church Street. It has an iconic 1 fortified bridge which has relieved of motor traffic by the building of a second bridge over the Monnow after the cattle market closed. Little is left of the Norman castle around which the town grew.

Monmouth museum displays artefacts associated with Admiral Lord Nelson and Charles Rolls of Rolls Royce fame.

The whole town has free Wi-Fi, as a result of Monmouthpedia, a project to use QRpedia QR codes "to provide multilingual smart phone access to Wikipedia articles covering notable subjects in Monmouth, such as places, people, artefacts, flora and fauna" according to Wikipedia. This 2012 project led to Monmouth being described as the "world's first Wikipedia town".

  • 1 Tourist Information Centre (Canolfan Croeso), Shire Hall, Agincourt Square, NP25 3DY, +44 1600 775257.

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

There are buses from Newport, Abergavenny, Chepstow, Hereford, and many towns in the Forest of Dean. For detailed timetables.

By coach[edit]

National Express coach 323 calls daily at Monmouth - in the morning on its route via Ross-on-Wye, Worcester and Birmingham towards Liverpool, and in the evening on its return run towards Newport and Cardiff.

By train[edit]

Since there is no train station, Chepstow and Abergavenny are the best options. Both stations are about 30 minutes drive away. Faster trains call at Newport and Bristol Parkway

Get around[edit]

The closest railway station is Abergavenny which is on the Cardiff to Manchester line.



  • Offa's Dyke Path follows the entire Welsh border up hill down dale. Its south terminus is at Chepstow; it follows the east river bank and plunges through Tidenham Tunnel to Tintern; this section is also called Wye Valley Walk. From there it crosses the fields for ten miles to Monmouth, continuing north to Pandy.


  • 1 Marks & Spencer. High quality clothing, especially underwear, at reasonable prices with a liberal exchange policy.




Go next[edit]

Routes through Monmouth
CardiffRaglan  SW  NE  Ross-on-WyeGloucester

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