Welsh Dragon

Welcome to Usk

Usk has many strings to its bow. For a start, it sits on one of the finest salmon fishing rivers in the country, the River Usk. Then there's its free to visit 11th century castle, the backdrop for an enchanting, romantic garden.

But its main claim to fame is as a regular winner of Wales in Bloom, (37 years in a row). Beyond this, in 2017 Usk was named joint winner of the large village category in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom awards, alongside Market Bosworth in the East Midlands. Then in 2018 it improved on this by winning the ''International Challenge Award (Small Category)' at the Communities in Bloom Ceremony in Canada.

To show off its beautiful gardens, Usk hosts a colourful Open Gardens weekend every June. You can also enjoy their county show every September, their Rural Life Museum (with delicious cafe), and a Town Trail which includes 28 sites of historic interest, each with a Blue Plaque, all in this small picturesque town.

Places to Stay


Events in and around Usk


colouring in

Usk Community Hub

Sat 13 Jul - Mon 9 Sep 2019


Alien Competition

Usk Community Hub

Sat 13 Jul - Sat 31 Aug 2019

Raglan Day

Raglan Day

Raglan Village

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Usk Town Street Festival

Usk Town Street Festival


Mon 26 Aug 2019

Llandenny Vibe Festival

Llandenny Vibe Festival

Llandenny Parish Hall

Sat 31 Aug 2019

Open Doors

Open Doors - St David's Church, Llangeview

St David's Church

Sun 1 - Mon 30 Sep 2019

St Jerome's

Open Doors - St Jerome's Church

St Jerome's Church

Sun 1 - Mon 30 Sep 2019

St. Michael and All Angels

Open Doors - St Michael and All Angels

St Michael and All Angels, Gwernesney

Sun 1 - Mon 30 Sep 2019

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Memorial Hall

Sat 7 Sep 2019

Usk Show

Usk Show 2019

Usk Showground

Sat 14 Sep 2019

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Memorial Hall

Sat 21 Sep 2019

Clytha Castle

Clytha Estate

Clytha National Trust car park

Sun 22 Sep 2019

Map of Usk

Places to Visit & Things to Do in and around Usk

Craft Renaissance Workshops & Gallery

Craft Renaissance Gallery at Craft Renaissance Workshops & Gallery

Craft Renaissance Workshops & Gallery, The Parsonage, Kemeys Commander, Nr Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1JU (3 miles, 5 km)

Craft Renaissance is an independent art and craft centre near to Usk and Abergavenny in Monmouthshire.

South Wales Gliding Club

South Wales Gliding Club

The Airfield, Gwernesney, Nr Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1HF (2 miles, 3 km)

A members club enjoying some of the best conditions and scenery in the country. We always welcome new members or people looking for a trial lesson for that special occasion.

Big Sky Gallery

The Big Sky Fine Art Gallery at Big Sky Art Gallery

Big Sky Art Gallery, The Old Chapel, Twyn Square, Usk, NP15 1BH (0 miles, 0 km)

The Big Sky Gallery is situated in the Old Chapel on Twyn Square, in the centre of this picturesque town, where there is plentiful free parking. The gallery is light and spacious and provides a lovely environment and a warm welcome.

Coffee and Cake at Usk Museum Cafe

Usk Museum Cafe at Usk Rural Life Museum

Usk Rural Life Museum, The Malt Barn, New Market Street, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1AU (0 miles, 1 km)

Enjoy homemade cake, farmers feast breakfast, lunches, local ice cream, afternoon tea, freshly baked scones and more at Usk Museum Cafe.

Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

Llandegfedd Reservoir Visitor Centre

Llandegfedd Reservoir, New Inn, Pontypool, NP4 0SY (3 miles, 5 km)

Llandegfedd offers a restaurant with panoramic views & watersports. As well as sailing & fishing, visitors can stroll or picnic along our walking trails, explore the woodland & enjoy the array of wildfowl that visit & reside here.

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Farmers Market at Usk Memorial Hall

Usk Memorial Hall, Usk Memorial Hall, Maryport Street, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1AD (0 miles, 1 km)

The Usk Farmers' Market is held on the first and third Saturday of each month throughout the year from 10.00am to 1.00 pm. It is held in the Memorial Hall, Maryport St, Usk NP15 1AD with both indoor and outside stalls.

The Foxhunter

Foxhunter Inn

The Foxhunter, Nantyderry, Nr Abergavenny, NP7 9DN (4 miles, 7 km)

In February 2015 Sue & Alan Long re-opened Foxhunter Inn, Nantyderry as a fine country pub in South Wales. Since taking over the pub Sue & Alan have added a new bar, revamped the beer garden and bought in a large range of drink.

Amazing Alpacas

Amazing Alpacas

Little Goytre Cottage, Earlswood, Monmouthshire, NP16 6AT (5 miles, 7 km)

Amazing Alpacas is an farm specialising in breeding these beautiful and enchanting South American animals.

Afternoon Tea at The Three Salmons

Afternoon Tea at the Three Salmons at Three Salmons Hotel

Three Salmons Hotel, Bridge Street, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1RY (0 miles, 0 km)

Enjoy a cream tea, afternoon tea, champagne afternoon tea or simply delicious cakes at the Three Salmons.

Usk Castle

Usk Castle

Monmouth Road, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1SD (0 miles, 0 km)

Usk Castle nestles on a promontory overlooking the lovely town of Usk, hidden from sight most of the time, but just waiting for you to explore the ruins.

Sugarloaf Restaurant

Sugarloaf Restaurant at Raglan Garden Centre at Raglan Garden Centre

Raglan Garden Centre, Raglan Garden Centre, Abergavenny Road, Raglan, Monmouthshire, NP15 2BH (5 miles, 8 km)

We warmly welcome guests of all ages to our restaurant with family-friendly menus and delicious freshly-prepared food from our chef’s daily specials to light lunches.

Three Salmons Hotel

Restaurant at The 3 Salmons at Three Salmons Hotel

Three Salmons Hotel, Bridge Street, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1RY (0 miles, 0 km)

Our Head Chef, Albert Pronin, is a highly experienced executive chef who has spent almost 20 years working within hotels, restaurants, banquet and al a carte operations throughout the UK.

Woodlake Park Golf and Country Club

Woodlake Park Golf & Country Club

Glascoed, Nr Usk, Monmouthshire, NP4 0TE (2 miles, 4 km)

Suberb quality golf course in rural setting with outstanding views

Afternoon Tea at the Cwrt Bleddyn

Afternoon Tea at Cwrt Bleddyn at Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa

Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa, Llangybi, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1PG (4 miles, 6 km)

Enjoy a full traditional Welsh afternoon tea with a pot of tea of freshly brewed coffee with warm scones, clotted cream & preserves along with welsh cakes, a selection of handmade cakes and freshly cut sandwiches.

Untapped Beers

Untapped Brewing Co at The Untapped Brewing Co

The Untapped Brewing Co, Raglan, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 2BX (5 miles, 8 km)

Here at Untapped Brewing we create some mighty fine Real Ales, for you to enjoy at home or in your pub of choice.

Usk Rural Life Museum

Usk Rural Life Museum

The Malt Barn, New Market Street, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1AU (0 miles, 1 km)

An independent museum crammed with reminders of Monmouthshire’s rural heritage.

Greenmeadow Golf & Country Club

Greenmeadow Golf & Country Club

Treherbert Road, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, Gwent, NP44 2BZ (5 miles, 8 km)

The 18-hole park land course is a Par 70 that measures over 6,000 yards, with many tree lined undulating fairways, scenic water hazards and many strategically positioned bunkers. Ideal for members and visiting societies alike.

Afternoon Tea at Glen Yr Afon

Afternoon Tea at Glen Yr Afon at Glen Yr Afon House Hotel

Glen Yr Afon House Hotel, Pontypool Road, Llanbadoc, Monmouthshire, NP15 1SY (0 miles, 0 km)

Perfect for anniversaries, Christenings, baby showers, hen parties and get togethers, afternoon tea is a great way to celebrate and a real treat.

Llandegfedd Reservoir Watersports Centre

Llandegfedd Reservoir Watersports Centre

New Inn, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 0SS (3 miles, 5 km)

Llandegfedd (Llandegveth) Reservoir and Country Park is a water supply reservoir set in the beautiful rolling landscapes of South Wales, near Pontypool.

Raglan Farm Park

Raglan Farm Park

4 Brook Holdings, Chepstow Road, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 2HX (4 miles, 7 km)

We have loads to do inside with bouncy castles, trampolines, a big softplay area, a sand pit, lots of animals to see and feed including emus, donkeys, alpacas, a llama and pet lambs that need feeding.

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Llandegfedd Reservoir