Views of the surrounding area

The Area

Drws Nesa is ideally located for visiting the Welsh borders - the Brecon Beacons are half an hour away, the Forest of Dean in England is half an hour away, and the cities of Bristol and Cardiff are within three quarters of an hour's drive.

The countryside is ideal for walkers, with many local trails around Usk, as well as longer walks such as Offa’s Dyke and the Usk Valley Walk. There are some picturesque and easy walks along the Monmouth & Brecon Canal, as well as opportunities for boat hire from Goytre Wharf about 20 minutes away.

There is also pony trekking in the Brecon Beacon National Park and we’re not far from several national cycle routes.

Fishing is available on the Usk, there’s a gliding field near by. There are numerous golf courses in the area - the closest being in Raglan, 3 miles away, and it is a mere 15 minute drive to the prestigious Celtic Manor, home of the 2010 Ryder Cup.

Local Places of Interest

Both Usk and Raglan have castles, which are well worth visiting. Abergavenny, ‘the gateway to Wales’, has a good market on Tuesdays and hosts an annual international food festival held in September.

Monmouth has plenty of heritage and history, while Caerleon has a Roman amphitheatre and museum. The area has numerous Farmers Markets, including an excellent one in Usk on alternate Saturdays.