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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

Map of Usk

Places to Visit & Things to Do in and around Usk

Laura Ashley Afternoon Tea at Cwrt Bleddyn at Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa

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

Laura Ashley The Tea Room at Cwrt Bleddyn offers a delicious and charming Afternoon Tea experience with an extensive selection of cakes, sandwiches and carefully selected teas. A quintessentially British treat for special occasions and more

The New Court Inn

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

We have lovingly restored this inn back to its former glory. All of our dishes are created from first principles by passionate, experienced chefs and our selection of real ales & ciders is the best for miles around.

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.

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.

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.

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

Llandegfedd Lake & Watersports Centre

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

Llandegfedd Lake Visitor and Watersports Centre is just 20 miles from Cardiff. This hub for health & wellbeing is set in the stunning Usk Valley complete with watersports, fishing, walking, bird watching, restaurant and dog friendly café.

The Beaufort, Raglan

High Street, Raglan, Monmouthshire, NP15 2DY (5 miles, 7 km)

A GEM IN THE HEART OF MONMOUTHSHIRE Offering dining, accommodation and conference facilities in the heart of the Usk Valley, South Wales

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.

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.

Usk Garden Centre Restaurant at Usk Garden Centre

Usk Garden Centre, Usk Garden Centre, Llanbadoc, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1TG (1 miles, 2 km)

Our Restaurant is set in the heart of the garden centre. We have earned an excellent reputation and pride ourselves on home cooking using local and Welsh/ British products as much as possible.

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.

TEMPORARILY CLOSED - Usk Castle at 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, just waiting for you to explore. The Castle is open to Usk Castle Friends on set days, those staying at our glamping site, and on special occasions.

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.

Clarke's Restaurant at Glen Yr Afon House Hotel

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

Usk has been keeping a secret, or rather the Glen-Yr-Afon Hotel, situated just a few minutes walk from the centre of Usk, has. The secret is the hotels restaurant, Clarkes.

Llandegfedd Mini Golf at Llandegfedd Lake & Watersports Centre

Llandegfedd Lake & Watersports Centre, Llandegfedd Reservoir, New Inn, Pontypool, NP4 0SY (3 miles, 5 km)

We are famous for our watersports but there’s plenty to do around the water too, so if mini golf is more your cup of tee come and play on our new Adventure Putt experience, just £3 adults £2 children. It’s Tee-riffic!

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.

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.

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.

Gallery at Home

Gallery at Home, Llancayo Court, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1HY (1 miles, 2 km)

Welcome to Gallery at Home, a new contemporary art gallery in a little town called Usk. Gallery At Home is a platform to communicate important social issues and encourage dialogue.

Welsh Dragon