Monmouth is located in the county of Monmouthshire in South East Wales. It sits at the confluence of the Rivers Wye, Monnow, and Trothy. Monmouth is renowned for its medieval 13th-century bridge over the Monnow, and as the birthplace of Henry V.
There can be no dispute about Monmouth's most famous attraction. Monnow Bridge is the only remaining medieval fortified River Bridge in Britain where the gate tower stands actually on the bridge. The stone bridge was built in the 13th century and stands guarding the entrance to this disputed border town to this day.
Once having crossed the river however visitors will be glad to know that Monmouth town centre has many well known high street names, such as W H Smith and Boots, as well as small, independent shops selling everything from clothes, art and crafts and garden supplies. There is a mixture of everything here in Monmouth! Visit the Nelson Garden, a small enclosed garden naturally named after Lord Nelson, who was entertained here in 1802 along with Sir William and Lady Hamilton. During the 19th century a pavilion was added to the garden.
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