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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

Easter Egg Decorating and Story Time

Easter Egg Decorating

Usk Community Hub

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Godfrey Bragham Talk

Godfrey Brangham Talk

Usk Community Hub

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Swing Thing Monmouthshire

Learn To Lindy Hop - Swing Dance

Crawley Hall

Tue 30 Apr 2019

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Farmers Market

Usk

Sat 4 May 2019

Coed y Bwnydd

River, Castle and Ancient Hill Fort

Clytha National Trust car park

Sat 4 May 2019

Swing Thing Monmouthshire

Learn To Lindy Hop - Swing Dance

Crawley Hall

Tue 7 May 2019

Siberican iris

HPS Talk: Irises for the natural garden

Usk Centenary Hall

Sat 11 May 2019

Swing Thing Monmouthshire

Learn To Lindy Hop - Swing Dance

Crawley Hall

Tue 14 May 2019

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Farmers Market

Usk

Sat 18 May 2019

Gilbert De Greeve

Piano recital

St Cadoc's Church, Raglan

Sat 18 May 2019

Swing Thing Monmouthshire

Learn To Lindy Hop - Swing Dance

Crawley Hall

Tue 21 May 2019

Cuppa for a Cure

Dementia - Cuppa for a Cure

Usk Community Hub

Thu 23 May 2019

Swing Thing Monmouthshire

Learn To Lindy Hop - Swing Dance

Crawley Hall

Tue 28 May 2019

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Farmers Market

Usk

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Pirate Pandemonium

LOUBY LOU’S PIRATE PANDEMONIUM

Usk Community Hub

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Swing Thing Monmouthshire

Learn To Lindy Hop - Swing Dance

Crawley Hall

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Swing Thing Monmouthshire

Learn To Lindy Hop - Swing Dance

Crawley Hall

Tue 11 Jun 2019

Usk Farmers Market

Usk Farmers Market

Usk

Sat 15 Jun 2019

Swing Thing Monmouthshire

Learn To Lindy Hop - Swing Dance

Crawley Hall

Tue 18 Jun 2019

Swing Thing Monmouthshire

Learn To Lindy Hop - Swing Dance

Crawley Hall

Tue 25 Jun 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Afternoon Tea at the Cafe

Cafe 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 for all types and sizes of appetite.

Llandegfedd Watersports

Llandegfedd Watersports at Llandegfedd Reservoir

Llandegfedd Reservoir, Llandegfedd Visitor Centre, Llandegfedd Reservoir, Coed y Paen, Monmouthshire, NP4 0SS (4 miles, 6 km)

Based at Llandegfedd Reservoir, the largest inland water in South Wales, Llandegfedd Watersports is an accredited activity and training centre for many watersports.

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.

Llandegfedd Reservoir

Llandegfedd Reservoir