Monmouth (Wales)

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


Monnow Bridge

Monmouth is a delightful, bustling, market town situated 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   fortified bridge only recently relieved of motor traffic by the building of a long-awaited second bridge over the Monnow now that the cattle market has 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 itself. This 2012 project led to Monmouth being described as the "world's first Wikipedia town".

Get in

By bus - Buses go to and from Newport, Abergavenny, Chepstow and Hereford, as well as many towns in the Forest of Dean. For detailed timetables.

By coach - 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 - 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

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

Monmouth Taxis provide a local taxi service and can provide luggage transfers for walkers, canoe transfers for those canoeing down the river Wye to Monmouth and also cycle transfers. They can also provide transport to the local train stations of: Hereford, Abergavenny, Newport and Chepstow.




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