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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

Owl Craft

Owl Craft and Story Time

Usk Community Hub

Thu 20 Feb 2020

Falls Awareness Week

Falls Awareness Week

Usk Community Hub

Mon 24 - Thu 27 Feb 2020

Shared Lives

Shared Lives

Usk Community Hub

Thu 27 Feb 2020

World Book Day

Usk Community Hub

Thu 5 Mar 2020

Fingerpost

Castle, Mansion and Llangybi Park

The White Hart Car Park

Sat 7 Mar 2020

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Memorial Hall

Sat 7 Mar 2020

Grasses

HPS Talk: ‘Gardening with grasses’

Usk Centenary Hall

Sat 14 Mar 2020

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Memorial Hall

Sat 21 Mar 2020

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Memorial Hall

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Meconopsis

HPS Talk: ‘For the love of blue poppies'

Usk Centenary Hall

Sat 4 Apr 2020

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Memorial Hall

Sat 18 Apr 2020

Dementia Information

Dementia Information

Usk Community Hub

Thu 23 Apr 2020

Garden corner

HPS Talk: 'Garden Design ideas'

Usk Centenary Hall

Sat 9 May 2020

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends Session

Usk Community Hub

Wed 13 May 2020

Starry Skies

Starry Skies

Cwm Cayo Farm

Wed 5 - Sun 9 Aug 2020

Map of Usk

Places to Visit & Things to Do in and around Usk

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.

Gallery at Home

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.

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.

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.

Usk Garden Centre Restaurant

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stunning landscape

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Laura Ashley Tea Room

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Llandegfedd Reservoir