Monmouth is the county town of historic Monmouthshire, and Monmouthshire happens to be the food capital of Wales. Yum. Monmouth also has some prestigious connections: Henry V was born in Monmouth Castle and the family of Charles Rolls - one half of Rolls-Royce - were once esteemed local landowners. With the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty not far away, and Cardiff under an hour’s drive, staying in our Monmouth hotels puts you in a great place to explore the area.
Hotels in Monmouth
Newport Wales (M4, J24)
What to do in Monmouth
Monmouth Heritage Trail
The Monmouth Heritage Trail 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 reputation 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 of Rolls-Royce fame.
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 artisan charcuterie meats from Trealy Farm, pop into Wigmores for some traditional Bara Brith cakes and then quench your thirst with some proper Welsh scrumpy.