The town is situated a little to the right of the station, and is a place of great antiquity.
About a mile and a half beyond Pontypool Road, at a place called Little Mill, this line turns off; and at the distance of about 3½ miles further, we cross the river Usk, and stop at the station of that name.
Here are the fine remains of the castle built in the 14th century. The Marquis of Worcester defended it for four years against the Parliament: it is now a most picturesque ruin.
In a barn, among beautiful orchards, may be seen the remains of Grace Dieu Abbey.
Monmouth, the capital of Monmouthshire, is on a delightful part of the Wye, at the junction of the Monnow.
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