Monmouthshire Information

Monmouthshire is situated in the beautiful South East corner of Wales and has more of its fair share of stunning scenery, fascinating history and outdoor activities.

The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal runs for almost all its course through the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. The Brecon Beacons National Park was designated in 1957 and is surrounded by traditional Welsh towns an stunning landscape. The scenery is very diverse from the rolling countryside and valleys to splendid waterfalls and caves. The canal is one of the most beautiful locations in the UK to choose for a narrow boating holiday and only one of a few that are not linked to any other inland waterways network.

For an exciting day out take a tour of The Big Pit Mining Museum. Become a virtual miner, learn about what life would have been like for the men and boys who worked the coalface.

Abergavenny, the largest tow on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The town is set in the valley close by to the banks of the River Usk and is surrounded on three sides by the hills which form part of Black Mountain range.