SPOTLIGHT - Monmouth, Monmouthshire

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If you’re looking for historic landmarks, boutiques and beautiful independent businesses, gift ideas and local shopping, then look no further than Monmouth. With its main shopping areas of Monnow Street and Castle Street, you can walk through and shop to your heart’s content! Then take a moment to enjoy one of the bars or restaurants dotted around the town. You are sure to find something to suit every taste!

When you’ve finished your meal, take a walk through the beautifully historic surroundings. Dating back to Roman times, the town was a key strategic point between England and Wales and has seen many conflicts in its history. In 1605 James I gave the town a Charter in the form of letters patent. It was granted in order that the town and borough should "at all perpetual future times be and remain a town and borough of Peace and Quiet, to the example and terror of the wicked and reward of the good".

The Castle changed hands three times during the Civil War and, following its final capture by the Parliamentarians, most of the fortifications were demolished. Great Castle House, built in 1673 by the third Marquis of Worcester, is now the home of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia), the oldest regiment in the British Army.

The Shire Hall, built in 1724, dominates Agincourt Square in the centre of town, and presides over the present day market, a much smaller version of its medieval precursor.

Come and visit Monmouth today!

We have teamed up with some of the amazing businesses in Monmouth to give you just a little taste of what to expect when visiting. Find out more about these amazing businesses by clicking the links BELOW:

  • The Castle Inn Bar and Grill

    Sat in the heart of Monmouth, right in the middle of Monnow Street, our new Bar and Grill is looking forward to welcoming you to Monmouth's premier Steakhouse and Grill.
    Why not book us for your Christmas gathering? You can book for up to 8 people or choose the exclusive Christmas Party venue hire package! Get in touch through Facebook or call us on 01600 715803.

  • Ernest Heal & Sons Funeral Directors Limited

    Specializing in both traditional funerals and Golden Charter Funeral Plans, Ernest Heal & Sons are Monmouth’s Only Independent Family Funeral Director and Monumental Mason. Located at Chippenham Funeral Home on Howell’s Place, we are in the heart of your community.

  • The Face Space

    This Christmas, treat yourself or a loved one at The Face Space, in Monmouth.
    Buy a £50.00 gift voucher that’s worth £60.00 on in-store purchases of cosmetic dentistry, fascial aesthetic beauty and so much more.

  • Handyman House

    Handyman House is the place to go for all of your paint, DIY, furniture and garden supplies. After trading or over 50 years, we’re proud of the service and knowledge that you receive from our wonderful staff. We also specialise in your winter warming essentials such as Electric blankets, energy efficient heaters so look no further than Handyman House, on Monnow Street. Free delivery on orders over £40, within a 3 mile radius.

  • La Piccola Italia

    The authentic taste of Italy. The food we serve at La Piccola Italia is healthy and delicious. Our ingredients are fresh and we cater to all types of dietary requirements. Check out our flavorful menu and get in touch to make a reservation!

  • Harts Of Monmouth

    Harts have been on the high street in Monmouth for five decades. It is a family affair, as it was started by Barbara and Carol in 1972 and has since been joined by a third generation with Carrie.
    Over successive years we like to think that we have added to the retail scene in Monmouth and enriched the lives of many local ladies.

  • Sweeney Teds

    At Sweeney Ted's Barbershop, we customise the needs for everyone from the young gent to the seasoned. Whether it’s your first haircut, something new and modern to traditional, we will make you look and feel your best with our high quality service.

Why not get a little sample of Monmouth by watching the walkthrough below:

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