New Court Holiday Cottages luxury self catering accommodation Usk, Monmouthshire South Wales

THE AREA

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

Shopping

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.

Golf

 

Wildlife Watching

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.

Wye Valley and Vale of Usk

Wentwood Forest

Wye Valley AONB 

The Forest of Dean and Wye Valley

Brecon Beacons National Park

The Black Mountains 

The Monmouthshire Brecon Canal

 

LOCAL WALKS

Usk Walks 

Walking in Momouthshire - Visit Monmouthshire 

LONG DISTANCE FOOTPATHS

Usk Valley Walk

Offa's Dyke Path

Wye Valley Walk

Three Castles Walk

Wales Coast Path  - yes we do have a coast in Monmouthshire the Wales Coast Path starts at Chepstow.

Fishing

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:

The Usk and Wye Foundation

The Fishing Passport

Fishing Llangegfedd Lake

Fishing in Monmouthshire

Coarse Fishing Wales

Playtime, Action & Adventure

Plus

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:

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