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Monmouth (/ˈmɒnməθ/ MON-məth; Welsh: Trefynwy meaning "town on the Monnow") is a traditional county town in Monmouthshire, Wales. It is situated where the River Monnow meets the River Wye, within 2 miles (3.2 km) of the border with England. The town is 36 miles (58 km) northeast of Cardiff, and 127 miles (204 km) west of London. It is within the Monmouthshire local authority, and the parliamentary constituency of Monmouth. According to the 2001 census, its population was 8,877, increasing to 10,508 at the 2011 census. The town was the site of a small Roman fort, Blestium, and became established after the Normans built a castle here after 1067. Its mediaeval stone gated bridge is the only one of its type remaining in Britain. The castle later came into the possession of the House of Lancaster, and was the birthplace of King Henry V in 1387. In 1536, it became the county town of Monmouthshire. Monmouth later became a tourist centre at the heart of the Wye Valley, as well as a market town. It now acts as a shopping and service centre, and as a focus of educational and cultural activities for its surrounding rural area.


If you are looking for travel information of Monmouth in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Monmouth is located at a short trip away from Bath a major city in United Kingdom. Add Bath to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Roman Baths Museum, Bath Abbey, The Circus And The Royal Crescent. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Monmouth*

  • Monmouth: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Monmouth for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Monmouth.

    • Burglary and Theft 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 55 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 30.56 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 57.5 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 55 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 52.5 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60 (High)
  • Living in Monmouth - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 48.04 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 79.95 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.47 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 111.02 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Monmouth

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Monmouth

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.94 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 46.63 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 67.14 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.24 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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