Attractions

Historic Building in Monmouth (Trefynwy)

Shire Hall

Fronting Agincourt Sq at the north end of Monnow St, this handsome Georgian building was built in 1724 to house sittings of the assizes court. It was here that three of the leaders of the pro-democracy Chartist move…
Museum in Monmouth (Trefynwy)

Nelson Museum & Local History Centre

Admiral Horatio Nelson visited Monmouth twice in 1802, officially en route to inspect Pembrokeshire forests for ship timber, though it may have had more to do with his affair with local heiress Lady Emma Hamilton. D…
Bridge in Monmouth (Trefynwy)

Monnow Bridge

Monmouth's main drag, such that it is, starts at car-free Monnow Bridge, the UK's only complete example of a medieval fortified bridge. It was built in 1272 to protect the English town from the Welsh, but it was lat…
Museum in Monmouth (Trefynwy)

Castle & Regimental Museum

Inside Great Castle House, this volunteer-run regimental museum is a labour of love squeezed into a cupboard-sized space. It traces the history of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (doubly royal!) from its ori…
Castle in Monmouth (Trefynwy)

Monmouth Castle

All that remains of Monmouth Castle is a scant section of wall that once enclosed the great hall and the adjoining tower. Despite being the birthplace of a king (Henry V was born here in 1397), it was largely disman…
Church in Monmouth (Trefynwy)

St Mary's Catholic Church

In 1793, after the official suppression of the faith was relaxed, St Mary's was the first new Catholic church to be opened in Wales. Even then it needed to be discreet and was hidden behind a line of cottages. They'…
Church in Monmouth (Trefynwy)

St Thomas the Martyr's Church

Positioned by the Monnow Bridge, sweet little St Thomas still retains some original features from its founding in around 1180. Inside there's a distinctive Norman Romanesque arch, and pews and a gallery fashioned ou…