The towns of Usk and Monmouth both enjoy riverside locations within the Wye Valley and as such are a great base from which to enjoy walking, cycling, canoeing, fishing, golf and many other outdoor activities. See our What to do section for more details.
The Rural Life Museum is run by local volunteers and is based in a traditional malt barn in the town. It brings together a collection of interesting items to help portray rural life in Monmouthshire between 1850 and 1950.
Monmouth Castle and Regimental Museum In 1875 the site of Monmouth Castle became the head quarters of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers and remains so today, making it one of the few British castles in continuous military occupancy. The small, volunteer-run museum on site tells the story of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers, the only present-day regiment to have survived from the Militia
For evenings of rainy days the Monmouth Savoy is a beautiful theatre and cinema dating from the 18th century in the centre of Monmouth. It shows a good selection of the latest films and offers a varied theatre programme.
The Monmouth Leisure Centre is well-equipped with swimming pool, large gym and various indoor and outdoor courts and pitches.
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