With its exceptional museums, countryside and castles, Monmouthshire is just waiting to be explored. From the beautiful Brecon Beacons to the adoring Wye Valley, explore and discover all its Norman towns through to the Wales Coastal Path. Including a brief What's On section with links out to various Monmouthshire events that are coming up:
Abergavenny - Surrounded by mountains, the town has regular food and craft markets attracting producers and customers from all over.
Caldicot - Mentioned in the Domesday Book, the town includes Caldicot Castle with its 55 acres and a host of events for all visitors.
Chepstow - With its stone castle overlooking the River Wye, the town has a history which includes timber export, salmon fishing and even shipbuilding. The Wye Tour story is explained at the Chepstow Museum.
Monmouth - Hosting the largest one day show in Wales, the Monmouthshire Show, the town also plays host in the summer to the Monmouth Festival which is one of the largest free music festivals in Europe. The Monmouth Castle, which is now a regimental museum was the birthplace of Henry V.
Raglan - A thriving community with well regarded pubs and village shops.It has a 14th century church and the town hosts its own highly acclaimed jazz through to soul music festival every June.
Usk - Contains the River Usk, which is one of the finest salmon fishing rivers in the country, with its 11th century castle as a backdrop, couldn't find better than that. Among the seventeenth century buildings in the town that adorn its cobbled streets are plenty of tearooms , small independent shops and pubs thoughout the town, along with riverside walks. The town also has every winter, its own excellent Winter Festival, with plenty of markets and music on offer. Pop in to the town's well stocked Rural Life Museum, which holds its own annual agricultural show every year.