Usk and Monmouthshire - there are plenty of wonderful things to see and do in this stunning area!
Watch the videos and click on the links below to find out more and get inspired for your visit!
Visiting Usk, Monmouthshire & Wales
History & Heritage
Raglan Castle (pictured above)
OTHER HERITAGE SITES & MUSEUMS
We may be located in a rural area but as well as several excellent local shops in Usk itself, the lovely historic, market towns of Abergavenny, Monmouth and Chepstow are only a short drive away. Larger shopping centres are available in Cwmbran, Newport and Cardiff.
From your window if you’re feeling lazy!!
Around the surrounding Springdale reserve, or one of the many other reserves in the area, visit http://www.gwentwildlife.org/wildlife/reserves for reserves, walks and activities.
Catch a glimpse of deer in Wentwood Forest.
Or if you’re really lucky an otter along the banks of the river Usk.
The Big Outdoors/ Fantastic Scenery
Great Circular Walks from the door of your cottage, around Springdale Reserve or more widely around the area and at nearby Wentwood Forest.
The River Usk is a short distance away and the River Wye is within easy travel distance. Alternatively you can fish on Llandegfedd Lake or Coarse Fish on the Monmouthshire Brecon Canal and at other fisheries throughout Monmouthshire.
More information and Fishing licences available from Sweets Fishing Tackle Shop in Usk or from:
Playtime, Action & Adventure
Visit the magical Clearwell Caves, http://www.clearwellcaves.com/
Chepstow Races, http://www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk/
Rugby, Boxing, Music and Theatrical events in Cardiff, Newport and Bristol
Pubs and Restaurants
Great pub grub in our local pub - you can walk from here:
The Greyhound http://www.greyhound-inn.com/
Lots of other good pubs, micro breweries, wine bars and restaurants in nearby Usk.
In addition there are great takeaways in Usk:
- Usk Traditional Fish and Chips
- The Raglan Fryer
- Dil Indian Cuisine - eat in or takeaway
Or for a truly Gastronomic experience Monmouthshire is renowned for its fabulous restaurants: