Wye Valley View - Local Attractions

Local Attractions Overview

Our AONB draws visitors to a huge variety of activities. What follows is what we hope is a genuinely useful resource for guests in planning their holiday, not just a series of links. We also provide free wi-fi for further research during your stay and give additional tailored suggestions.

On the fringes of the Forest of Dean, Symonds Yat is between Ross on Wye and Monmouth on the English/Welsh border. A settlement since prehistoric times –with caves and iron age hill fort – it was made famous by the first ‘tourists’ of the 18th century. It is divided by the River Wye, wooded hillsides and 150m high limestone cliffs into West and East; linked by hand drawn ferry, rope bridge and road links.

There is easy access to a variety of activities which are on the doorstep of our cottage, situated as we are directly on the Peregrine Path and National Cycle Route 423 and a few minutes’ walk from the River Wye: walking, cycling, canoeing, boat trips, bird watching, fishing, rock climbing, local shops and many other attractions. Also a range of hostelries offering good food and refreshments and the chance to have a drink without driving - just relax and spectate!

In addition there are the nearby towns of Ross on Wye, Monmouth, Hereford, Abergavenny, and Hay on Wye, all with good shopping and food outlets. We enjoy superb fast road links to the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains, Cotswolds, Severn River Estuary, beaches (South Wales/Somerset/Devon), Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cardiff and Bristol.

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Excellent accommodation with great facilities provided. Superb location for exploring the Forest of Dean and the surrounding area.