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What’s not to love about Monmouthshire?

We have stunning scenery, enduring history, culture, independent shops, food & drink places galore, loads of castles, exceptional local businesses and of course wonderful people.

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News From around Monmouthshire

HSBC to close branches in Abergavenny and Chepstow

HSBC to close branches in Monmouthshire

HSBC will close 114 branches in Britain from April 2023, the British lender said on Wednesday, the latest in a string of such announcements by retail banks in the country as they slash their networks to try and cut costs. The Abergavenny and Chepstow branches are on the list of planned closures and will close their doors in April…

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Road to close during the weekday for three weeks

A BUSY Monmouthshire road will be closed for three weeks whilst resurfacing work takes place. A stretch of the Blaenavon Road which runs between Govilon and Blaenavon Monmouthshire council will carry out work to resurface Blaenavon Road (B4246) in Govilon, from its junction with Merthyr Road, continuing up t he Blorenge Mountain towards Blaenavon and finishing at the…

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petrol prices in Monmouthshire

Petrol Prices Slowly Fall

Motorists are beginning to finally see the cost of fuel starts to drop. Back in June, the average price of petrol and diesel was around £2 a litre and it seemed that there was no way back for to fill up your tank. Finally, the cost of fuel has made a turnaround and is slowly showing signs of…

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Noah’s Ark charity - Vice chair Julie Hayward, pictured with Jasmine Luck and Kath Fisher

Annual race day raises record high of £72,000 for children’s charity.

AN ANNUAL charity day at Chepstow Racecourse raised a record £72,000 for the Noah’s Ark charity. This year’s Royal Ascot Charity Day, held earlier this month after a three-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, set a new fundraising record for the popular event. Organised by Julie Hayward, the Vice Chair of the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity,…

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Apprentice Winner Mark Wright

Entrepreneur and TV Apprentice winner to headline networking event

A FORMER winner of the BBC TV series The Apprentice will share his success story at The Awaken Twelve Year Anniversary Networking Lunch.

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Did you know about this extra parking?

A little known parking website that enables the public to rent out their own driveways to make cash also has some more intersting spots around Monmouthshire that may be of interest. Yourparkingspace.co.uk, allows individuals to find parking space on driveways, in garages, off-street parking spaces and car parks throughout the UK. Whilst, the majority of spaces belong to…

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The Captain of HMS Monmouth Commander Will King with the mayor of Monmouth Councillor Terry Christopher pictured during the crew’s Freedom of the Town parade in March 2019

Blind Mayor stands down after almost two decades serving the community

Monmouth’s outgoing Mayor, Terry Christopher will leave his role after deciding not to seek re-election, having served the town for almost two decades as councillor and five of those years as Mayor. Former Councillor Terry Christopher, 71, who is registered blind, chaired his last Monmouth Town Council meeting on Tuesday 3rd May bringing to an end his civic…

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What's not to love about Monmouthshire

When are the 2022 Bank Holidays?

Normally we can just about guess when the UK Bank Holidays, all except the Easter Holidays but this year it’s a little different thanks to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. So this year, the last Monday in May will not be a Bank Holiday. It will instead be replaced by two holidays on Thursday 2nd June and Friday…

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Scarecrow Trail

Community Scarecrow Trail Returns

A MONMOUTHSHIRE community who last year decorated dozens of gardens with colourful and creative characters, in its first-ever scarecrow trail, has returned in a bid to raise even more money for local schools After the success of last year’s scarecrow trail, the group of residents in Magor and Undy, have decided to make it an annual event, to…

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Monmouthshire is crammed packed with amazing scenery and history.
We are the county of magical places, fascinating and enchanting towns and villages with character and so much to see and do…

Monmouthshire really is the best county to live, work and visit.

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Monmouthshire Business


Monmouthshire is Open for business.  We have some great businesses From large scale enterprises to small independents - we have something for you.

Sheep in Monmouthshire


Whether it's walking, cycling, canal boats or just site seeing, there is plenty to make you relax.
Then why not relax further at our various restaurants and pubs.

Eat in Monmouthshire


You'll be amazed at the food available in the county.  From award winning and celebrity chefs to quirky cafes we have them all.

Raglan Castle, Monmouthshire


You can't fail to be stunned by the views across the county. We have mountains, castles and so much history to see and loads to do.