The county of Monmouthshire occupies the furthest south-eastern corner of the principality of Wales. This new unitary authority was created as recently as 1996 and at the time it proved to be quite controversial with many locals as it only incorporated around 20% of the previous inhabitants of this ceremonial county. The mass majority of the old population of Monmouthshire are concentrated in other separate unitary authorities. Modern day Monmouthshire now incorporates the main towns of Abergavenny, Monmouth, Caldicot and Chepstow. Reserving self catering accommodation in Monmouthshire is ideal for people who want to come and go as they please and really make the most of the area.
Your holidays in Monmouthshire will be spent in a truly beautiful part of the United Kingdom; an area where you are able to make the most of the hilly and picturesque countryside by way of a number of popular activities. These include hill walking and hiking, rock climbing, abseiling, canoeing and kayaking and for the real adrenaline-junkies, you might even want to try your hand at white-water rafting. Other pastimes available are swimming, gym facilities, tennis, badminton, golf and horse riding.
There are numerous places to visit on your holidays in Monmouthshire, it might be a good idea to prepare an itinerary before you come. Some of the most popular and famous tourist attractions in the county include The Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons National Park, Chepstow Castle, Grosmont Castle, Caldicot Castle, Offa’s Dyke, The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Llanthony Priory and Tintern Abbey. By visiting the county’s largest towns you will gain a good idea of the area’s history and the best suggestions here include Abergavenny, Monmouth, Usk, Trellech and Chepstow.
Visitors on their holidays in Monmouthshire can expect a climate that is usually a good couple of degrees milder than the rest of the UK - especially in the summer. Between the months of June and August, you can expect average daytime highs to hit the low-twenties degrees Celsius. In winter, values of around 8 degrees are commonplace. As this is in the west of the UK, snowfall is not frequent, however, when it does fall here, it can prove to be particularly heavy.
The easiest way to travel to your self catering accommodation in Monmouthshire is definitely by way of the road network. The M4, M48 and M50 will all head in the direction of the county, then there are good A roads throughout the area. For the closest airport, you should look at Bristol (BRS) which has connections with other parts of the UK.