Choose from our select list of accommodation and exceptional places to stay in the Wye Valley and Vale of Usk. Check out our bargain breaks and late availability deals and enjoy a weekend, mid-week or a short break with fine restaurants, bars, country Inns, Salmon fishing on the River Wye and nearby activities and attractions to keep whole families entertained.
If you are looking for holidays in the beautiful Wye Valley then look no further, in just a few clicks you will find a diverse variety of superb places to stay, just search this area to find the perfect place for you. With two un-spoilt and peaceful valleys, contrasting woods and fields, and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this area is popular with poets and artists, and for walking and fishing.
Stretching from Hay-on-Wye in the north down to Newport on the Severn Estuary, this region of Wales is border country, with a chequered history of conflict between the Welsh and the English that is evidenced by the number of castles built here. It’s not just picture-postcard castles that the region has to offer though, as it is also home to stunning countryside, plenty of fascinating attractions and some charming market towns.
History lovers are in for a real treat when visiting the Wye Valley and the Vale of Usk. From the awe-inspiring ruins of Tintern Abbey to the imposing castles of Chepstow, Raglan, and Abergavenny, the architecture and atmosphere of these places are mesmerizing. Other notable places to visit include Tredegar House and Park, near Newport, Usk’s Rural Life Museum, the famous Monnow Bridge in Monmouth and the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon.
The region’s green spaces are put to good use, with outdoor activities galore. Try your hand at windsurfing, kayaking or kitesurfing at Llandegfedd Watersports Centre, or head out to the Wye Valley for some horse riding through the truly amazing scenery. This is a very popular area for walking, and the Wye Valley has many hiking trails to explore, for walkers of all abilities. Mountain bikers are well catered for too, with plenty of dedicated trails and challenging singletrack rides to be had throughout the area.
The busy market towns in this part of Wales are a joy to explore, with a strong base of independent boutiques and artisan food producers. Whilst Abergavenny is famous for its annual food festival, its food stores and other shops make it well worth a visit at any time of year, along with other towns such as Monmouth and Chepstow. Down in Newport, the Newport Transporter Bridge is a fascinating feat of engineering, and the Newport Wetlands Centre is a great day out for anyone interested in birds and wildlife.
For most of us, eating out once or twice is all part of having a fantastic holiday, and there is no shortage of top restaurants to choose from in this part of Wales. The Stonemill, at Steppes Farm, near Monmouth, is a Michelin-listed restaurant serving modern British dishes, whilst The Inn at Penallt is an award-winning venue that uses the very best locally-sourced produce to offer traditional home-cooked food in a stunning country inn location. Other local restaurants of note include St John’s Place in Hay-on-Wye and The Nag’s Head in Usk.
Whilst the area has plenty to offer at all times of the year, during the summer months it comes alive with festivals. Hay-on-Wye is, of course, famous for its literary festival, and Abergavenny for its food festival, but there are also excellent festivals held each year in Monmouth, Usk and Newport, and other locations. Why not book your next Welsh holiday in superb Welsh accommodation today?
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