Usk Castle stands atop a hill overlooking the town and dates to the 12th century. Its a rare example of a castle still privately owned and occupied and is well worth a visit. There are several towers, quiet grounds and lovely views. There is a box for donations at the entrance.
The Monnow bridge in Monmouth is one of only 3 such structures left in Europe. Built in the 13th century, this stone and gated bridge was originally constructed in timber and has been rebuilt and added to over the years. The gate with its portcullis has been used to defend the town to great effect.
Monmouths castle is sited above the River Monnow, close to the centre of the town. It was established soon after the Norman invasion of 1066, but the ruins of the Great Tower and Hall are now all that remains of this once important landmark.
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