Stretching from the village of Mordiford just south of the City of Hereford to the rocky outcrops of Chepstow Castle and covering some 72 miles of the banks of the River Wye, the Wye Valley was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty (AONB) in 1971. Recognised as an internationally important landscape it has now been a protected area for almost 35 years.

Ross-on-Wye is the only town that actually lies within the AONB and it also forms an approximate boundary between the two very different types of landscape that predominate in the valley. To the north of the town the river meanders slowly over the lowlands of Herefordshire. The undulating sometimes steep wooded slopes around the villages of Woolhope, Fownhope, Mordiford and Brockhampton changes to a more gentle flood plain of rich agricultural land as it approaches the town of Ross-on-Wye.

To the South of Ross-on-Wye the scenery changes again into the spectacular and famous landscape of the Wye Gorge that stretch from the village of Goodrich all the way to Chepstow. The dramatic limestone cliffs of Symonds Yat tower above the river as it meanders through the steep wooded slopes of the narrow gorge and forms a huge horseshoe bend almost five miles long. Extensive woodlands cover the slopes and cliffs that surround the river and you can find some impressive viewpoints along the course of the river as it passes through Redbrook, Brockweir, Llandogo and Tintern on its way to the cliffs of Wintour's Leap and its tidal lower reaches.

Golfers are excellently catered for, with no less than 18 courses in the area, including the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort, where the Wentwood Hills course will be the host for the Ryder Cup in 2010.

Fans of the great outdoors will not be disappointed either. There are two national trails, and over 1000 miles of public paths a varying difficulty by meandering rivers, gentle hills, or the rugged Black Mountains. And if you have chance to relax a little why not try some local, homegrown produce in the local farmers markets, which feature closely in the wide variety of superior restaurants in the region.

Demesne Retreat ref: UK6648

Skenfrith, near Monmouth, Wye Valley and Area

£0-£548

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Explore some of the best walking within the area from your doorstep, discover the Black Mountains or join the Offa’s Dyke path.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Wagoner’s Rest ref: HW7722

Llangwm, near Usk, , Wye Valley and Area

£439-£1113

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3 star rating
Not only a Wagoner’s Rest, also the ideal base from which to explore the Brecon Beacons and beyond. There’s even a shared pool.
  • Sleeps
    7
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Green Duffryn Barn ref: HW7659

Newcastle, near Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wye Valley and Area

£1127-£2776

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4 star rating
Enjoying a quietly secluded rural location and stunning panoramic views over the Vale of Usk to the Brecon Beacons, this delightful converted barn also boasts a spacious and very comfortable beamed interior, and a games room
  • Sleeps
    13
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    5
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Little House on the Priory ref: UKC578

Skenfrith, near Monmouth, Wye Valley and Area

£472-£1035

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4 star rating
Featuring endearing views of the village of Skenfrith and a fantastic social space, this property offers quality accommodation in the heart of the tranquil Monmouthshire countryside.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Cedar Lodge ref: UK6015

near Caldicot, Wye Valley and Area

£345-£753

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A two bedroomed property close to both Chepstow and Cardiff, great for those wanting a mix of city culture and rural activities.
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    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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    FRI

Wagon House Cottage ref: HW7576

Llangwm, near Usk, , Wye Valley and Area

£650-£1344

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5 star rating
Wagon House Cottage offers ground floor facilities, making it an accessible place to stay for that much needed family get away.
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    7
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
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Woodside Cottage ref: UK6501

Monmouth, Wye Valley and Area

£413-£1217

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4 star rating
This delightful property nestles in the picturesque countryside with a cosy wood burner and fantastic views across the hills.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    2
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    FRI

White Hill Farm Cottage ref: UK6393

Wonastow, near Monmouth, Wye Valley and Area

£436-£1315

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5 star rating
If you are looking for a luxury, spacious holiday cottage in a peaceful location with outstanding panoramic views, then this is perfect for you.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    2
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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    FRI

Bridge Cottage ref: OD8

Penallt, Monmouthshire, Wye Valley and Area

£350-£775

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4 star rating
This detached, 19th century cottage, complete with wood-burning stove, is in a picturesque location in Monmouthshire.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
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The Stables ref: W40538

Devauden, Wye Valley, Wye Valley and Area

£304-£886

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This 100 year old conversion is in a great location on the edge of Chepstow Park Wood.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    1
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Ruthlin Mews Cottage ref: OW7

Skenfrith, near Monmouth, Wye Valley and Area

£329-£844

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5 star rating
There is plenty to do close to this riverside property, including kayaking, exploring Welsh towns or salmon fishing.
  • Sleeps
    4
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Haybarn ref: RCHT55

Devauden, near Chepstow, Wye Valley and Area

£342-£866

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4 star rating
Part of a barn conversion, The Haybarn is in a stunning location with views over the Vale of Usk.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    3
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    3
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Brambles ref: HW7658

Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wye Valley and Area

£402-£1012

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3 star rating
Ideal for year round holidays, this wonderful cottage is within walking distance of Monmouth, with Raglan Castle and Tintern Abbey nearby.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

Cwningfan ref: UKC427

Monmouth, Wye Valley and Area

£529-£1118

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4 star rating
Perfectly placed for exploring the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean, or enjoy a day at the races at Chepstow or Cheltenham.
  • Sleeps
    6
  • Number of Pets
    1
  • Bedrooms
    3
  • Bathrooms
    2
  • Changeover
    FRI

The Decolette ref: HW7691

Rockfield, near Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wye Valley and Area

£286-£576

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3 star rating
A delightful apartment in a peaceful location with the Offa’s Dyke footpath on the doorstep, yet only 3 miles from Monmouth.
  • Sleeps
    2
  • Number of Pets
    0
  • Bedrooms
    1
  • Bathrooms
    1
  • Changeover
    FRI