Posts Tagged ‘Usk Valley’

Well known for being one of the loveliest regions where Wales and England meet The Wye Valley and Vale of Usk region has been designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” The area is perhaps most famous for the ruins of Tinern Abbey, on the Welsh banks of the River Wye and perhaps the most impressive in the country, leading to the inspiration for ‘Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey’ by William Wordsworth and the poem ‘Tears, Idle Tears’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. These are just some of the wonderful houses and castles in the Wye and Usk Valley which offer various events, enactments and sight seeing tours: Chepstow Castle  Tredegar House Caldicot Castle For visitors interested in enjoying a more active, outdoor holiday the Vale of Usk and Wye Valley have over 1,000 miles of public footpaths between them, allowing for fabulous walks in the great outdoors.  Pony trekking in the stunning Black Mountains is also another great day out, or you could hire a bike for the day to explore the magnificent countryside.  And if you are feeling very adventurous, you can go hang gliding at Abergavenny. The rivers Wye and Usk as well as the beautiful Llandegfedd reservoir are great for fishing and the Wye is well-known as one of the great rivers for canoeists. There is a lot on offer in this beautiful part of Wales and what better way to explore the region than a Self Catering Cottage Holiday from one of Which Cottage.com approved holiday homes in the area. Wye Valley…