Things to do in Monmouth
Monmouth Heritage Trail
The Monmouth Heritage is the best way to get to know Monmouth’s historic buildings and sites. Pick up a guide from the Monmouth Shire Hall then follow the blue plaques.
Monmouth might not be the first place that springs to mind when you think of vineyards but the town and surrounding area is fast gaining a rep for viticulture. Ancre Hill, Wernduu and White Castle come highly recommended.
Humble by Nature
Down on Kate Humble’s working farm you can mingle with the Hereford Cattle and Welsh Mountain Sheep, learn about sheep-shearing, cider-making and other rural shenanigans. It’s an entertaining day out for kids and adults.
Nelson Museum and Local History Centre
The Nelson Museum and Local History Centre has one of the world’s best collections of Admiral Nelson-related memorabilia. The collection was bequeathed to the town by Lady Georgiana Llangattock, mother of Charles Rolls.
The Castle and Regimental Museum
Housed in the stable wing of Castle House, the Regimental Museum tells the story of the Royal Monmouth Engineers with the help of military artefacts and archaeological exhibits.
Get a flavour of local Monmouth life by sampling the best local produce. Nibble on ethically produced, artisan charcuterie meats from Trealy Farm, pop into Wigmores for some traditional Bara Brith and Welsh cakes, visit Lower Gocket Farm to see what real Wye Valley cheese tastes like and quench your thirst with some proper Welsh scrumpy such as Springfield, Ty Bryn or Ty Gwyn.