Monmouth City Guide

Whetherfor a day trip or a relaxing summer break, you’re sure to have a memorablevisit to the market town of Monmouth in Wales.Nestled in the Wye Valley, between the Forestof Dean and the convergence of the rivers Monnow and Wye, Monmouthis a rural breath of fresh air close to a designated Area of Outstanding NaturalBeauty.

Rustic splendour aside, Monmouth has a fascinating history dating back to the 11th Century, when the town emerged with the building of a Norman fort. Maintaining much of its early heritage, today >Monmouth is a blossoming market town and popular tourist hub, rich in culture and with a wide range of outdoor activities available.

Culture in Monmouth

Visit the Grade-II listed Savoy Theatre. It has 360 seats and is reputed to be the oldest theatre in Wales. Small in size and stuffed with antique charm, the Savoy hosts films, stage performances and a range of other events too. You could also visit the Monmouth Museum, packed with artefacts relating to Admiral Nelson, who had associations with the town. Both museum and theatre are located in Monmouth’s centre.

Monmouth Canoe Centre

For a rural rush, head out white water rafting on the river Wye. Perfect for both small and large groups, the wild beauty of the Wye Valley will feel as though it’s all yours when you crash through the waters of the Wye. You’ll be guided by proficient professionals, who will ensure you have all the skills and equipment you need, guaranteeing an unforgettable day out.

The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club

There are two golf courses in the Wye Valley and many more a short distance away, so golfers are really spoiled for choice here. Undoubtedly the jewel of the fairways is the Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club, a championship course set in idyllic rolling countryside. It’s considered to be one of the best courses in the UK, both for the challenge and its exquisite surrounds.

Ancre Hill Estates Winery in Monmouth

Take a tour of an award-winning vineyard at Ancre Hill Estates Winery. The vineyard’s enthusiastic owners will teach you all about grape growing and the wine distillery process. Whether it’s the countryside setting, or just the wine, this vineyard has a somewhat Mediterranean feel. It’s also a great place to sit back with a bottle of red and a cheeseboard while you watch the sun set beyond the distant woodland.

Monmouth Festival

Music lovers – coincide your trip to Wales with the Monmouth Festival. This nine-day event is one of Europe’s last major music festivals that remains completely free to attend. It has a huge outdoor stage, hosting some of the biggest names in world music. It also incorporates Monmouth’s annual Carnival Day, complete with stalls and street entertainment – and of course, plenty of dancing!

Enjoy Monmouth

Don’t hesitate – with so much to do, as well as riverside walks, great eateries and stunning views from the nearby Welsh peaks – search online and book your trip to Monmouth today.

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