Situated in an astonishingly beautiful location at the head of the Wye Valley – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and close to the historic Forest of Dean, Monmouth is just two miles from the English border and
36 miles north-east of Cardiff.
With its unique fortified bridge, historic castle remains and twisting, medieval streets, Monmouth has been the Capital of its County since 1536, developing primarily as a market town and agricultural centre. The weekly markets still run but Monmouth is now a thriving centre for tourism and service industries.
Good road communications make for easy access to the West Midlands, South Wales and Bristol. Nearby attractions include majestic Tintern Abbey, spectacular Symonds Yat and a wealth of medieval castles, such as those at Raglan, Chepstow or Usk.
For keen walkers or cyclists both the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons are an easy drive away. In addition both the Offa’s Dyke Path – a long-distance footpath beginning in Chepstow and finishing in North Wales – and the Wye Valley Walk pass through the town.