Find and Book Wye Valley Cottage Holidays on the England-Wales Border
Wye Valley holiday cottages are surrounded by wooded glades, river valleys and ancient ruins on the border between England and Wales.
This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretches for 326 square miles. it covers parts of Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire. Rare wildlife, unique geology and the remains of an industrial past make this an internationally renowned region.
The River Wye meanders through a deep valley, where limestone gorges and wild ravine woodland have created a paradise for walking, horse-riding, cycling and water-sports. If you want a countryside cottage in which to unwind in a wonderfully unspoiled area which has not lost its traditional, rural way of life, a Wye Valley holiday cottage could be exactly what you are looking for. Agriculture and forestry remain important industries, and there is only one town in the area - Ross-on-Wye. Self-catering holidays in the Wye Valley are rewarding regardless of the season. In spring, the woods are carpeted in bluebells and wild garlic, while in summer, the meadows are alive with wildflowers. Autumn is a breath-taking display of gold and red, and winter offers far-reaching views of the snowy Black Mountains and Golden Valley.
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The a The area is scattered with charming villages and market towns, such as Monmouth, Symonds Yat and Whitchurch. Ancient fortifications dot the long-disputed border between England and Wales, from the castles of Chepstow and Goodrich to the ramparts of Offa's Dyke. Tintern Abbey is undoubtedly one of Wales' most iconic landmarks and has attracted visitors for centuries. You will find the shell of this stunning Gothic abbey open to the sky, in a tranquil setting near the banks of the River Wye. In the thriving communities scattered through the Wye Valley, you will discover restaurants and pubs serving delicious food prepared with the freshest ingredients from the surrounding countryside. The quality of the region's produce is celebrated at a number of renowned events, including the Abergavenny Food Festival.