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Trails Choose the Blue Plaque trail which takes you to 24 significant sites in the town or follow the Chartist Trail that highlights Monmouth’s role in this mid-19th century uprising. Other trails to be published include a Children’s Town Trail and a Crime and Punishment Town Trail. Printed trail leaflets are available from Shire Hall.


Main attractions Castle (where Henry V was born), regimental museum, 13th century Monnow bridge, Shire Hall, Nelson museum, St Mary’s church.


Independent businesses Exceptional choice including Artico, Bees for Development, Emma Webster Flowers. Fingal Rock, Gallery Gilmar, Mark Elliot furniture, New Leaf Gallery, Salt and Pepper and The Cotton Angel.


Visitor information At Shire Hall in Agincourt Square you can pick up leaflets and speak to helpful staff. There are two touch-screen kiosks in Monmouth – one inside Shire Hall and one at the Cattle Market Car Park - providing essential information 24 hours a day. welcometomonmouth.co.uk


Trails Usk Town Trail, which can be purchased at Usk Rural Life Museum and Lindwall’s Newsagent’s, takes you to 28 sites of historic interest, each with a Blue Plaque, in this small, picturesque town.


Main attractions Rural Life Museum, Sessions House, river Usk, clock tower in Twyn Square and the privately-owned castle.


Independent businesses A lovely selection including Extons, Gallery in the Square, Mandalay Books, Manon Interiors, Penhowe Antiques, Quails cabinet makers, Sweet’s Fishing Tackle and Upmarket Flowers.


Visitor information Call at Usk Rural Life Museum for advice and leaflets. uskmuseum.org.uk usktown.co.uk


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Public art at the Riverfront, Newport Usk in spring


Fortified Monnow bridge at Monmouth


Trails for Townies


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