At Garth Cottage Bed & Breakfast, you will be given a very warm welcome to a family-run guesthouse in the ancient and picturesque village of Symonds Yat.
For a break in a most beautiful part of the British Isles, Symonds Yat is perfectly placed for visitors to explore the Wye Valley, Monmouthshire, South Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean. The area holds great fascination for visitors with a very wide range of interests. From relaxing and taking in the wonderful scenery of the area, through to active pursuits like canoeing, climbing and cycling, there is activity for people of all ages and abilities.
Artists and photographers are particularly drawn here to make their own personal record of the history and beauty of the Wye Valley or the Forest of Dean. Walkers are able to explore Offa's Dyke and the Wye Valley Way among many other great routes, some well-trodden, others little known but very rewarding.
The crests of South Herefordshire, Monmouthshire and the Forest of Dean are part of this page's header, with details of the heraldic tradition shown on the local area page. They will give an insight into why this destination is immensely popular with visitors from all over the world.
To arrange your visit, simply call us on the number shown, or click in the header of any page to send us an email.
Home page, Garth Cottage Symonds Yat Forest of Dean. Arms
: Vert in chief an Oak Tree couped of five branches each having two leaves and fructed of one acom and in base a Stag's Head caboshed the attires each of five tynes all Or all between two Flaunches Argent on each three Bars wavy Azure.Crest
: On a Wreath of the Colours out of a Mural Crown Or charged with six Horseshoes three being manifest Sable a demi figure representing an ancient Forest of Dean Miner capped and habited Sable in his mouth a stick transfixing a Candle enflamed proper holding in the dexter hand a Pick erect and carrying over the sinister shoulder a Hod of Coal also proper.Motto
'TWIXT SEVERN AND WYE'.Origin/meaning
The arms were officially granted on October 6, 1975.
The arms are green with a tree and stag's head to symbolise the name of the district as well as the many forests and animals in the area. Part of the district was a Royal hunting forest. The tree has five branches, one for each of the five rural areas in the district. The shield is flanked with the Wye and Severn rivers
, which border the district.
The horseshoes on the crest are taken from the arms of Gloucestershire, of which the district is part. Historically there was an important iron industry in the district. The forest miner forms the main part of the crest, symbolising the coal and iron mining.
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