Monmouth Local Information

Monmouth Local Information

Monmouth is a Welsh border market town situated at the confluence of the Rivers Wye, Monnow and Trothy. Although used by the Romans, Monmouth's continuous history began with the Normans who used the easily defended site for a religious, military and commercial settlement.

Founded soon after the Norman invasion of 1066, the town still reflects these Norman origins in the parish church of St. Mary, the market and the continuing presence of the army. In later years Monmouth developed as an important trade and administrative centre in the area, eventually becoming the County Town of Monmouthshire.

A Roman town from the 1st century AD to 400; a mystery until the Norman Invasion; then controlled by Breton Lords until 1256, Monmouth can track nearly 2,000 years of development and boasts an impressive list of eminent names in its long history.

Boasting an unique 13th century stone gated bridge over the River Monnow, Monmouth is rich with history. An archaeological dig in Monnow Street uncovered a fascinating insight into Monmouth through the ages.

What's On

Find out what's on in Monmouth and the surrounding area. If you're looking for a night out or a pleasant way to spend your day thisis the palce to look to find your activity!


Monmouth has many active community projects and worthwhile causes for people to get involved in. Have your say on The Monmouth Forum and let us know what you think about issues relating to the town.


With such a colourful history Monmouth has a multitude of historical monuments and places to visit. Why not visit some of the churches and abbeys throughout the county. There are many still active churches or the quiet spirituality of ancient abbeys.

Why not explore some of the mysterious lost castles of Monmouthshire. There are so many to choose from you won't know where to start.

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