Monmouth attractions

Monmouth attractions

Monmouth - South WalesMonmouth lies in Gwent, a preserved county in southeast Wales consisting of City of Newport, Blaenau Gwent county borough, Torfaen county borough, Caerphilly county borough and Monmouthshire. The region has numerous attractions including the many stone castles built and fortified by the Normans, Offa's Dyke and the Black Mountains where tiny villages and churches are set in a rolling green landscape of picturesque hills and valleys.

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Attractions Skenfrith Castle, Skenfrith, nr Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. Tel: 01874 625515. Remains of an early 13th-century fortress. Includes a keep and towers. National Trust. Admission free. About 5 miles north of Monmouth.

Skenfrith Castle

Attractions All that is left of Monmouth Castle, which was started about 1068, is the ruined Great Tower and Hall. Tel: 01600 772175. Location: In the centre of Monmouth.

Monmouth Castle

The Castle and Regimental Museum

Attractions The Castle and Regimental Museum is housed in a 19th century barrack wing attached to Great Castle House, within the precincts of Monmouth Castle. It tells the story of the Royal Monmouthshire Engineers. Tel: 01600 772175. Location: In the centre of Monmouth.

The Castle and Regimental Museum

Attractions Raglan Castle, Raglan, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 2BT. Tel: 01291 690228. Remains of impressive fifteenth-century castle. Much of the hexagonal-shaped Great Tower and lavish suites of state apartments still survive. Protected by Cadw. About 6 miles west of Monmouth.

Raglan Castle

Attractions Tintern Abbey, a Cistercian abbey founded in 1131, is beautifully situated on to the River Wye about 4 miles north of Chepstow along the A466. Parking, toilets, guidebook available, on-site giftshop, site exhibition, audio tour. CADW is responsible for the upkeep. Charges apply. About 8 miles south of Monmouth.

Tintern Abbey

Attractions Clearwell Caves, Near Coleford, Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JR. Tel: 01594 832535. Voted Gloucestershire's Family Attraction of the Year 2003. Nine impressive caverns to explore. Cafe. Shop. Picnic area www.clearwellcaves.com. About 5 miles east of Monmouth.

Clearwell Caves

Attractions Hopewell Colliery Museum, Cannop Hill, Coleford (on the B4226). Tel: 01594 810706. Hopewell Colliery is a real mine - If you are going underground you should wear practical shoes and warm clothing and you will be fitted with a miner's safety helmet and lamp for your trip undergound. The mine has a daily safety inspection. About 6 miles east of Monmouth.

Hopewell Colliery Museum

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