Raglan is an enduringly popular village, sought after due to its community cohesiveness and favoured by young professionals, families, and retirees alike. The village is steeped in history being an ancient market town which has attracted bygone attention from royalty and nobility, having been the scene of battles although more latterly has become noted for being a tourist destination and an outlier of Monmouth. The area is a haven for outdoor sports enthusiasts with hiking, fishing, sailing, cycling, pony trekking and hang gliding all prevalent nearby.
Local facilities in the village include a highly regarded primary school, doctors’ surgery, a 14th Century church, an historic medieval castle, a golf course, the Beaufort Arms Hotel and Restaurant, the Cripple Creek gastro pub, and for children, Raglan Farm Park. There are also several independent shops, a post office and general store, chemist, butchers, and a petrol station.
Raglan is surrounded by scenic countryside and walks yet is ideally placed to provide easy access onto the A40 and A449 which provide links to Abergavenny, Monmouth, and Newport and then further afield to the M50 and M4 for the Midlands, West Wales, Cardiff and central London. Raglan is located 8 miles from Monmouth via the A40 and in the opposite direction on the A40, 9 miles from Abergavenny. The regional centres of Newport (19 miles), Cardiff (32 miles) and Bristol (30 miles) and within a 25 minute, 40 minute and 45 minute drive respectively via the A 449 and M4.
For comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities, the ancient market town of Abergavenny has a railway station and a hospital, whilst Monmouth being almost equidistant, has a greater number of well-known high street shops including a Marks & Spencer Food Hall. The area is served well by schools for all ages in both the state and private sector and Raglan remains a good choice for those seeking private schooling but who don’t wish to live inside the neighbouring larger towns as it has good links to Monmouth for the Haberdashers schools, Newport for Rougemont and state schooling is widely available in Monmouth, Chepstow, and Abergavenny.