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Monmouth (Wales)

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Monmouth [2] is the county town of Monmouthshire in Wales.

Monnow Bridge(2 September 2004)


Monmouth is a delightful, bustling, market town situated near where the three rivers Wye, Monnow and Trothy meet on the border with England. On a sunny day it can be packed with tourists strolling up and down the narrow pavements of Monnow Street, Agincourt Square, and Church Street. It has an iconic fortified bridge only recently relieved of motor traffic by the building of a long-awaited second bridge over the Monnow now that the cattle market has closed. Monmouth museum displays artifacts associated with Admiral Lord Nelson and Charles Rolls of Rolls Royce fame. Little is left of the Norman castle around which the town grew.

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By bus - Buses go to and from Newport, Abergavenny, Chepstow and Hereford, as well as many towns in the Forest of Dean. For detailed timetables go to [3]

An infrequent National Express bus goes to Newport/Cardiff, and further connections can be taken from there.

By Train - Since there is no train station, Chepstow and Abergavenny are the best options. Both stations are about 30 minutes drive away.

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Monmouth Taxis provide a local taxi service and can provide luggage transfers for walkers, canoe transfers for those canoeing down the river Wye in to Monmouth and also cycle transfers. They can also provide transport to the local train stations of: Hereford, Abergavenny, Newport and Chepstow. The closest railway station is Lydney, which is 12.5 miles away. Abergavenny which is on the Cardiff to Manchester line is 15.5 miles from Monmouth Taxis [4]

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  • The Bell at Skenfrith, Where the B4521 crosses the Monnow River, Monmouthshire, +44 160 0750235 (, fax: +44 160 0750525), [1]. Originally a 17th century coaching inn, The Bell has been completely restored and has established itself as one of Wales's finest inns..  edit

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