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10/04/2017: May in the Wye Valley and Usk Valley

History is probably better preserved in Wales than anywhere in the British Isles. We have castles, abbeys, stately homes and follies galore. You are never far from a site of historical interest in the Wye Valley. From Roman Settlements like Caerleon and Caerwent, through ruins such as Tintern, Runston Chapel and Llanthony Priory, to more martial installations like the castles at Chepstow, Caldicot, Raglan, Skenfrith, Usk and many more, there is a wealth of fascinating sites to visit.

May is also a great time to visit them. Many of the gardens that open to the public, like Llanover Gardens and Llanfihangel Court either begin their seasons in, or only open in May. The colours are at their most vivid as spring prepares to give way to summer and everything is in full bloom.

For oenophiles, there is a great choice of vineyards within a short distance of here, with White Castle, Parva Farm and Ancre Hill being closest. Sample the wide variety of great locally produced wines while there and take a boxfull of memories home with you to share with friends.

Staying at Garth Cottage places you ideally for all these attractions and making the most of the local experience that we have built up in over 30 years of welcoming guests here will make sure that you get the best out of the time that you spend in this beautiful area.

Call us now on the number shown above, or click in the header of any page to send us an email outlining your particular interests and we will offer you an itinerary that makes sure you miss as little as possible. Don't worry though, nobody could see all this area has to offer in one visit, so there will be plenty left to see next year and the year after.

To whet your appetite, this page on the Visit Wales web site details many of the attractions close to Garth Cottage.

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