The Vale of Usk is a scenic region of South Wales filled with pretty towns and picturesque villages. Regular arts festivals, food markets and performances take place throughout the area and there are lots of gorgeous natural places with trails for cycling or hiking. Sail down the river or follow a scenic walk, take it easy on a de-stressing holiday to this delightful area or get active by hiking across the landscape.
Why visit Usk?
It’s a gorgeous area for exploration and adventure and the ideal place to relax and unwind. Great for groups in need of a stunning backdrop for their special occasion, couples wishing to escape on a romantic weekend and families after a fun-filled holiday.
Things to do in Usk:
Take a cruise down the River Usk or go canoeing. Find the right place for a picnic and a paddle in the cool waters or walk the dog following the course of the winding river. There are forests and hills to explore and lovely villages with cafés, tea rooms and traditional country pubs.
Why stay in a Usk cottage?
Our cottages in Usk vary from rural retreats with hot tubs to riverside cottages walking distance to your local eatery. Cycle trails and pretty walks criss-cross the region, so you could pick a something from our dog-friendly cottage collection and take your best friend on the road with you.
Three must see things in Usk:
- Uncover the Usk Castle or venture further afield to see the ruins of the famed Raglan Castle.
- Sail or walk down the Usk River and take in gorgeous rural views.
- Enjoy an evening meal at one of the award-winning restaurants.