Monmouthshire is a county in south east Wales. The largest town is Abergavenny. Other towns and large villages are Caldicot, Chepstow, Monmouth, Magor and Usk.
The historic boundaries are the River Wye on the east, dividing it from Gloucestershire and the Rhymney River to the west dividing it from Glamorganshire, with the Bristol Channel to the south.
The eastern part of the county is mainly agricultural, while the western valleys had rich mineral resources. Coal mining and iron working being major employers from the 18th century to the late 20th century, this led to the area becoming highly industrialised.
Things to do
Ancient castles, bustling market towns, stunning rivers and gardens, along with beautiful scenery, fascinating history, outdoor activities, and some of the finest golf courses in Wales are all on offer.
Whatever the weather, you're guaranteed great food, fantastic scenery and a warm, Welsh welcome. You could be exploring the evocative ruins of Tintern Abbey in the morning, before enjoying a Michelin dining experience alongside at the Crown at Whitebrook in the evening.
Explore the legend of King Arthur at Caerleon, or enjoy the scenic beauty of Caldicot Castle and its 55-acre country park. Small enough to walk around with ease; Big enough to hold your attention for a day.