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Visiting Wye Valley

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Visiting Wye Valley

Visiting Wye Valley 

The Wye Valley provides a one-of-a-kind landscape. It offers a remarkable history with so much to see and do. This guarantees a wide range of tourist attractions for the visitor.

Within the Area Of Natural Beauty, a 58 mile/92km stretch of the River Wye winds down the valley. It offers incredible sedimentary rock canyon views and dense abyss woodlands. Discover superb wildlife, appealing historical and commercial remains an excellent geological attribute. 

All this makes it into one of the most fascinating Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Designated in 1971, this unique landscape straddles the boundary between England and Wales. It consists of locations within Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire.

The Black Mountains

Discovered to the eastern of the Brecon Beacons and north of the town of Crickhowell, the Black Mountains are nothing short of stunning. Comply with one of the numerous tracks and when on the tops, leave life as you recognise it behind. Something for every single level of walker and impressive to boot.

The northeast part of the Brecon Beacons National Park lies below the Black Mountains. These are a group of old red sandstone hills, the highest of which is Waun Fach. They're cloaked in lawn and heather and tied with rivers.


Less than 10 miles from the M4 yet really feeling like a world away. Usk rests on among the finest salmon fishing rivers in the nation, the River Usk. Check out the 11th-century castle or take a rejuvenating waterfront walk. Appreciate the charming independent shops, tearooms and bars Usk has to offer.

As you'll quickly find, the community of Usk is steeped in history.  Explore the ruins of a Norman castle or the seventeenth-century structures that adorn the cobbled streets. It's it's not surprising that our visitors tell us it's like going back in time.

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

It is currently one of one of the most stunning travelling waterways in Britain, completely isolated from the rest of the canal system. All of the canal can be travelled easily in a relaxed week, and it is seldom hectic, even at the height of the period.

The canal runs for nearly all its course within the Brecon Beacons National Park. This is a location of superior natural beauty covering over 500 square miles. For much of its 35 miles, it complies with the tree zone program of the River Usk, often seeming to hang on the hillsides above it.

Abergavenny and Brecon are both dynamic market communities with plenty of exciting things to see and do, particularly on market days! Crickhowell is a fascinating nation community and there countless other villages to check out.