15, Toynbee Close, Osbaston, Monmouth, NP25 3NU       Proprietor:  Mrs. Elizabeth Allcock  Telephone:  + 44 (0)1600 713023        Email:  bb.allcock@btinternet.com

        Spectacular storm over Monmouth on 10th May 2006 evening

We are a mine of useful information and suggestions to help you have a really good holiday, with lots of maps, books and leaflets to show you how to get about, the easiest or quickest or most beautiful and exciting routes you might take, and even help you plan your holiday to suit our very changing climate..  

Monmouth has some great shops to browse in, lots of pubs, eating houses, restaurants and tea rooms tucked away in picturesque nooks and crannies, a museum, dedicated to Nelson, and also having art and other exhibitions on regularly.  The famous Monnow Bridge  has now been closed to vehicular traffic and is safe to walk around.  Boats are available for hire on the River Wye and you can hire a canoe and be taken up by car as far as Ross-on-Wye and come down through the lovely Wye Valley on the water through the rapids via Symonds Yat (a great place to walk round and have lunch) and back to Monmouth for supper, a hot shower and comfortable bed. I can  recommend The Saracens Head Pub in Symonds Yat West  for lunch and supper (booking recommended, its so popular).

For a good and picturesque walk is the Kymin Hill,  the highest point of Monmouth and part of the Offa's Dyke Walk.  You can see five counties from the top on a clear day.  Another good day's walk is along part of the Wye Valley Walk from Monmouth to Symonds Yat, where you can stop for lunch, visit Yat Rock and return over the hanging bridge onto the other side of the river.  Back for a hot shower and out again for dinner in one of the good food restaurants in town.  You can choose from four  Indian, a Chinese, a Mexican, or really good English restaurants or one of the many pubs here or go a little further out of town, so much choice!.  There is a good Golf Club in Monmouth, and the Rolls Golf Course on the outskirts.  Fishing is available on all the Monmouth rivers, if you need a license, please let me know.

Hereford town with its great church, Chepstow and its spectacular castle, and Abergavenny and the Black Mountains are only 17 miles away.  The beautiful  Gower Coast is a day out.

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       Monnow Bridge, drawing by Philip                  The Round House, at the top of
                                                                                  the Kymin, drawing by Philip

Beginning of the sunset 5th Nov.2006

More of the amazing sunset

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