New Homes in Monmouthshire
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Monmouthshire is the most easterly county in South Wales, bordering Gloucestershire and Herefordshire to the west, and Glamorgan and Brecknockshire to the east. Encompassing the towns of Abergavenny, Chepstow, Caldicot, Monmouth, Usk and Magor, the county has beautiful countryside, lovely towns and many historic sights, ensuring the consistent popularity of new houses in Monmouthshire.
Monmouthshire has good connections by road and car both into Wales and England. The county is served by A roads including the A40 and A449, while southerly areas benefit from the M48 and M4 motorways near Caldicot and Chepstow.
The Monmouthshire railway network has four stations. Abergavenny is on the line between Swansea and Manchester, Caldicot and Chepstow are both on the line between Cardiff and Cheltenham, and the Severn Tunnel Junction is a stop on the route from Cardiff to Bath and Cheltenham.
The town of Monmouth is well placed to reach Gloucester by car in 40 minutes along the A40, and Hereford in 30 minutes on the A49. Chepstow in the south of the country is a 25 minute car journey to Bristol along the M48, while Chepstow to Cardiff takes 40 minutes via the M4 or 40 minutes by train.
Abergavenny to Newport is 30 minutes on the A4042, or 25 minutes by train on the Arriva Trains Wales service. The Abergavenny train takes two hours and 30 minutes to reach Manchester.
There are no international airports in Monmouthshire. The closest are Cardiff Airport, Bristol Airport and Birmingham Airport.
Places of interest
Monmouthshire is home to a large number of medieval castles including Raglan Castle, Chepstow Castle, Caldicot Castle and Usk Castle. Tintern Abbey, which famously served as inspiration for William Wordsworth and Lord Alfred Tennyson, is also found in the county. The National Trust owns The Kymin, an 18th century Round House and Naval Temple overlooking the town of Monmouth.
Bordering the Brecon Beacons National Park, Monmouthshire offers plenty of chances to enjoy the great outdoors. Blorenge Mountain and the Sugar Loaf - belonging to the Black Mountains - both overlook Abergavenny and the River Wye. The Sugar Loaf is the larger of the two, standing at 596 metres. The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal runs through Govilon, Abergavenny, Goytre and Pontypool, offering the chance for towpath walks, cycle rides and boat trips.
For the more daring, The National Diving and Activity Centre in Chepstow has a scuba diving school, and the chance to try all kinds of activities including zip wires, Segways and fly boarding.
Monmouthshire is home to a number of museums, including Abergavenny Castle and Museum, Chepstow Museum, Monmouth Museum and Usk Rural Life Museum.
Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls, Monmouth School and the Grange are fee-paying private schools with boarding. Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls is one of Wales’ top performing independent schools while Monmouth School, a boys boarding and day school, has a strong sporting heritage. For further education, Coleg Gwent has a campus at Usk.