Wye Valley & Vale of Usk

I have to be totally honest with you when writing this piece, that before going to visit some of the great places within this section of the book, I had never visited the Wye Valley area before. I knew of and had heard about the places that make up both the Wye Valley and the Vale of Usk but didn’t know that collectively that that’s what they were called. But I can honestly say with true conviction that once visited, these places are certainly not places to be forgotten in a hurry. There are so many historical connections with this area of Wales and that can be readily seen in our selection of tourist attractions for this section of the book. From museums to castles, magical gardens to stately homes and a historical ship thrown in for good measure, this area is steeped in that much history, you’ll begin to forget which year your now in.

Although they are not mentioned as one of the Top 100 Attractions in Wales, Chepstow racecourse is a huge pull to the area, along with its sister racecourse Ffos Las in Camarthenshire they make up most of the Welsh race meetings. I mention this only because for decades this racecourse has continued to bring people from all over the UK to its race meetings, and I didn’t want you to think that it was only historical events or places that the Wye Valley was renowned for. For centuries now people have seen the Wye valley as a very special place, they have taken to boating holidays and trips up the Wye river in their millions so much so, that now the Wye river has been given the status nationally as a Special Area of Conservation.

Filter Results & ViewFilter
 
FiltersFilter Results
Change View:
  • GridGrid
  • MapMap
 
Abergavenny Museum
Abergavenny Museum
Abergavenny Museum is set in the grounds of a ‘ruined' Norman Castle, where you can enjoy a picnic during the summer and spectacular views on colder days....
Full Details
Bistro Prego (With Rooms)
Bistro Prego (With Rooms)
Great food and accommodation in the heart of Monmouth. Bistro Prego offers mouth-watering cuisine and has eight rooms with en-suite bathrooms and all this right in the...
Full Details
Brynhonddu Country House B&B
Brynhonddu Country House B&B
Brynhonddu is located on the Eastern Edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park within a large managed estate and we take our responsibility to the environment ...
Full Details
Chepstow Museum
Chepstow Museum
Chepstow Museum's atmospheric displays reveal the rich history of this once important port with all its associated trades and busy market town, the working life...
Full Details
Craigo Barn
Craigo Barn
Nestled in wooded hills, less than a mile from Tintern, with its Cistercian Abbey on the beautiful river Wye, Craigo Barn provides an excellent base for exploring the Wye Valley, either by foot, bike ...
Full Details
Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa
Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa
Welcome to Best Western Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa, we've been looking after our guests expertly since the 16th century. With over 45 en-suite rooms with...
Full Details
Dewstow Gardens & Hidden Grottos
Dewstow Gardens & Hidden Grottos
Dewstow Gardens is one of the least known of all the attractions in southern Wales, but also one of the most interesting. The gardens are a wonderful place to wander...
Full Details
Gentle Jane Tea Room
Gentle Jane Tea Room
Gentle Jane tearoom is located in the centre of Grosmont next to the shop and post office, and just along from the Angel pub. Both the church and castle lie within 150...
Full Details
Hardwick Farm Bed & Breakfast
Hardwick Farm Bed & Breakfast
We’re a lovely, welcoming B&B on a working Welsh dairy farm a stone’s throw from Abergavenny. We’re a hop, skip and a jump from great restaurants, market towns,...
Full Details
Harry's Sandwich Bar
Harry's Sandwich Bar
Whether you want a cooked breakfast, a tasty sandwich or a filling meaty baguette, Harry's is the place for a light takeaway snack or something more substantial....
Full Details
Hidden Valley Yurts
Hidden Valley Yurts
Hidden Valley Yurts is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our 80 acre valley is a stunning mix of species rich wild flower meadows, ancient woodland and coppiced hazel which provides a ...
Full Details
Humble By Nature
Humble By Nature
Humble by Nature's home is a working farm just outside Monmouth in the Wye Valley in South Wales. When Kate and Ludo bought the farm their aim was to bring ...
Full Details
Kings Arms Hotel & Restaurant
Kings Arms Hotel & Restaurant
The Kings Arms Hotel is a late sixteenth century coaching inn located in the heart of the bustling Welsh market town of Abergavenny, the gateway to Wales. We offer...
Full Details
La Brasseria Italiana
La Brasseria Italiana
WE, at LA BRASSERIA ITALIANA in ABERGAVENNY,are proud to be THE TRADITIONAL ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN TOWN and our aim is to provide great food, locally...
Full Details
Llanvihangel Court & Gardens
Llanvihangel Court & Gardens
Llanvihangel Court is an historic 16C Tudor Manor House with landscaped gardens. The house contains fine 17C panelling and plaster ceilings, with an important yew...
Full Details
Lower Stanton Farm B&B
Lower Stanton Farm B&B
Lower Stanton Farm is nestled in the foot hills of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We are a working farm with 3 generations of the Davies family still active. Main enterprises are Dairy,Beef ...
Full Details
Lucy Yeomans Therapy
Lucy Yeomans Therapy
Whitehill Clinic is located in the stunning Monmouthshire countryside at Whitehill Farm, Wonastow just 2.5 miles from Monmouth....
Full Details
Marches Delicatessen
Marches Delicatessen
The Marches Delicatessen showcases an array of the finest cheese and charcuterie which can be found throughout the region. It is perfectly located in the beautiful market town of Abergavenny, ...
Full Details