Activities When Visiting Monmouth – Part 1

Nelson_Museum_MonmouthA visit to The Stonemill is a favourite attraction for many and a great activity for the whole family. It is essentially abarn converted into a restaurant dating back to the 16th century. It is only 2.5 miles out of Monmouth and is known for its Welsh produce utilized in European inspired dishes. Many of the breads, pastas and other sides and condiments are made on site having a homemade feel and freshness that keeps many coming back.

There is also the Wye Valley Chamber Music Festival which is festival over a week of classical chamber music. It is usually held in January at beautiful manor houses and churches both near Monmouth and a little past – if you don’t mind a short road trip to Herefordshire.

For an exotic attraction, n the Misbah Tandoori is a must. It is a well-established family restaurant serving Indian Cuisine. This will be a great venue to consider if you or any of your guests are vegetarian. The restaurant boasts sports some celebrity guests.

If you are looking for a casino in Monmouth, you won’t find one, but if you want to give your hand at Bingo you can visit Mecca Bingo in Cwmbran Gwent. Alternatively, you can pay a round or two of craps online in the evening.

A very historically rich attraction will be the Robin Hood pub which has been operating since the medieval era. The door of the pub itself dates back to the 1600s.

Another very rich historical attraction that is must is the famous Monnow Bridge. It stands unique in that is the only complete fortified medieval bridge still standing intact in the UK. It dates back to 1272 around 400 years before Shakespeare. However thought the passage of time much of what stands visible today is from the restoration it underwent in 1705.