Where to Stay
15 minutes away. Featured in the English Garden (four pages AND front cover) – sculpture by Gemma Woods. Four acre plantsman’s garden, wonderful location overlooking the Wye. See blog post here.
25 minutes away. “A labyrinth of underground grottoes, tunnels and sunken ferneries. The rock gardens are made up of a mixture of real stone and faced stone using various forms of Pulhamite. A rediscovered Edwardian Wonderland.
15 minutes away. Another Arts and Crafts garden – Avray Tipping’s own home garden, restored by Helena Gerrish, also author of ‘Edwardian Country Life – the story of H Avray Tipping’. National Gardens Scheme
40 minutes away. Unusual restored 18th century formal gardens. I like them, but not fashionable..
An hour away. Improving? We hope..
An hour and a half away. Definitely worth the trip if it’s open. National Gardens Scheme
An hour and a half away.
One and three quarter hours away.
30 minutes away An improving garden and a garden school to improve you. Lunch and meet the Big Garden Names.
10 minutes away Ruined, I’m afraid. Tintern is also the home of the famous Tintern Philosophy Circle.
12 minutes away History! One of the oldest castles in Castle ridden Wales.
10 minutes away This website includes places to eat in Monmouthshire
12 minutes away For the energetic.
30 minutes away A world of its own, strange and slightly foreign.
25 minutes away Sweet market town, with Waitrose AND local shops. Website full of information
10 minutes away A little light gambling…?
15 minutes And Raglan – home of the sleeves, and once of the Lord Raglan who ordered the Charge of the Light Brigade
30 minutes Don’t forget the Food Festival – though you may have to come with a party if you want to visit Veddw at the same time: it’s in our groups only season.
And for the sheer joy of the area as a place to visit, see here – a piece by Joan Bakewell.