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Monnow Bridge

Monmouth, Wales, United Kingdom

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Monnow Bridge

Monnow Bridge is a 13th century fortified bridge and the only one in Britain whose gate tower still stands in place.

A picturesque stone construction with three archways over the River Monnow, Monnow Bridge can be dated back to 1272, while the tower was built later, sometime between 1297 and 1315. The 19th century saw Monnow Bridge undergo further changes, including widening and further fortification as part of the town walls of Monmouth.

Today, pedestrians can walk along Monnow Bridge, although the tower is not open to the public.