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.
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Home page, Garth Cottage Symonds Yat Monmouthshire & The Wye Valley. Arms
: Per pale Azure and Sable three Fleurs-de-Lis Or on a Chief of the last two Towers triple towered Gules.Crest
: On a Wreath of Colours a Tower triple towered Gules charged with an Escutcheon of the Arms of Somerset that is to say quarterly first and fourth Azure three Fleurs-de-Lis Or second and third Gules three Lions passant guardant in pale Or all within a Border gobony Argent and Azure.Supporters
: On the dexter side a Lion guardant Or grasping with the interior paw a Rose Gules barbed seeded stalked and leaved proper and gorged with a Coronet composed of four Fleurs-de-Lis set upon a Rim also Gules and on the sinister side a Dragon of the last grasping with the interior claw a Leek also proper and gorged with a like Coronet Gold.Motto
: 'UTRIQUE FIDELIS' - Faithful to bothOrigin/meaning
The arms were officially granted on January 28, 1948, transferred to Gwent County on April 16, 1975 and again on 18 October 1996 to the newly constituted Monmouthshire County Council
The gold fleur-de-lis upon blue and black are the Arms of the ancient Kingdom of Gwent. The castles are the arms of the ancient princes of Gwent and also refer to the many castles situated in the County.
The Somerset Coat of Arms shown on the castle forming the crest, refers to the connections of the Somerset family with the County. The castle itself refers to Raglan castle associated with Henry Somerset. The three towers that rise from it are for the three castles of Grosmont, Llantilo and Skenfrith.
The motto Utrique Fidelis (Faithful to Both) shows the county as faithful to both England and Wales, and the lion of England and the dragon of Wales, each holding its country's national emblem, illustrate this double allegiance. For many centuries there was some doubt as to which country Monmouthshire lay in.
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