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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

Usk Castle Chase Barn

Sat 14 - Sun 15 Aug 2021

Highfield Farm

Sun 15 Aug 2021

Highfield Farm

Sun 5 Sep 2021

Usk Showground

Sat 11 Sep 2021

Usk Castle Chase Barn

Sun 19 Sep 2021

Usk Castle Chase Barn

Tue 21 - Fri 24 Sep 2021

Usk Castle Chase Barn

Sat 30 Oct 2021

Usk Castle Chase Barn

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Nov 2021

Usk Castle Chase Barn

Sat 27 Nov 2021

Usk Castle Chase Barn

Sat 27 Nov 2021

Map of Usk

Places to Visit & Things to Do in and around Usk

Usk Rural Life Museum

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

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

The Olway Inn at Olway Inn

Olway Inn, Old Chepstow Road, Llangeview, Monmouthshire, NP15 1EN (0 miles, 1 km)

The Olway Inn dates back to the 17th Century and still maintains it’s traditional charm. Set in luscious Welsh countryside, The Olway stands on the banks of the Olway Brook and is a short walk from the historic town of Usk

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.

Number 49 Usk

Number Forty Nine, 49 Bridge Street,, Usk, Monmouthshire, NP15 1BQ (0 miles, 0 km)

Number 49 is a unique independent licensed Coffee House, Interiors and Dress Agency run by husband and wife Andrea and Martin Sholl and their daughter Katie.

Mini Golf at Llandegfedd Lake & Watersport Centre

Llandegfedd Lake & Watersport 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!

Usk Museum Cafe at Usk Rural Life Museum

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Llandegfedd Lake & Watersport 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.

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

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.

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.

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