River Usk - Photo: Jon Barton CCL
|This is an
old, traditional market town – and a famous
fishing centre -lying on the banks of the
River Usk in Monmouthshire. The ruins of its
12th century castle – badly damaged by the
great Welsh freedom fighter Owain Glyndrw in
the 15th century – look over the town and its
romantic, five-arched river bridge.
St Mary’s Church was once part of a Benedictine nunnery and dates to the 13th century. Nearby stands 17th century Cefntilla Court, which contains paintings, porcelain and relics of both the Crimean and Peninsular Wars.