The Wye Valley and Vale of Usk is
an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it's not difficult to see
The rolling countryside is a magnet for walkers with some
well-known and popular trails including the Offa's Dyke Path. It is
also where the Wales Coast Path begins (or
ends, depending on which way around you're going). In fact,
Offa's Dyke and the coast path join up so that you can complete a
whole circuit of Wales if you really want to!
The plenty of historic attractions too. There are castles
galore including the first one to be built at Chepstow and the last one too
at Raglan. One of the most
impressive monuments is Tintern Abbey standing
proudly on the banks of the River Wye.
Why not combine walking with history by doing the Three Castles Walk which is a
20 mile triangular walk taking in White Castle, Skenfirth Castle
and Grosmont Castle.
The area also has a reputation for excellent food. There are
plenty of top class restaurants or cosy country pubs to choose from
whilst Abergavenny's Angel Hotel is renowned for its Afternoon Teas - well worth
indulging. Don't miss the Abergavenny Food Festival each
September which is an excellent chance to see (and of course taste)
the best of the area's produce.
For more information on the area please visit the website
Take a look at this great video from our friends at www.bridgendbites.com
As part of their Perfect Day campaign, they've put together a
little compilation of all the things you can get up to in Bridgend,
Porthcawl and the surrounding area.
Whether it's playing a round on the famous fairways of Royal
Porthcawl, catching a wave or two at Rest Bay, a genteel afternoon
tea , a walk through some of the biggest sand dunes in Europe or a
bit of retail therapy, there's plenty of options.
Take a look at the rest of the Perfect Day videos here
Let us know what makes your Perfect Day.