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Local Area

A wealth of activities is to be found here - canoeing on the River Wye, cycling in the Forest of Dean, horseriding, walks along the riverside, the famous Offa's Dyke Path and the Wye Valley Walk.


Within about 20 minutes drive of Howle Hill are:

  • Symonds Yat Rock - the most famous beauty spot in the Wye Valley
  • Ross on Wye - historic market town
  • Hereford - an old-world Cathedral city which houses the Chained Library, the largest of its kind in the country, and the famous Mappa Mundi 
  • Tintern Abbey - one of the most beautiful Cistercian Abbey ruins in the country dating from 1131
  • Raglan Castle
  • Goodrich Castle
  • Grosmont, Skenfrith and Whitecastle - these three form "The Trilateral", a defensive network to keep out the Welsh!
  • Golf courses
    • Ross Golf Club
    • Belmont Golf Club
    • Monmouth Golf Club
    • Raglan Golf Club

Within about 30 minutes drive of Howle Hill are:

  • Abergavenny - which holds a well known and popular food festival in September
  • The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club at the Hendre, the former home of Charles Stewart Rolls, co-founder of the famous Rolls-Royce company
  • Chepstow Castle
  • Chepstow Racecourse - Home of the Welsh National

Within about 40 minutes drive of Howle Hill are:

  • Gloucester - another Cathedral city, where some scenes were filmed for Harry Potter
  • Cheltenham - a beautiful Regency town and Gateway to the Cotswolds.  It is the birthplace of Holtz and home to the Cheltenham Gold Cup held every March
  • Malvern - spa and cultural centre and home of Elgar.  Walk in the Malvern Hiils, which is the site of the British Camp at the Herefordshire Beacon
  • The Celtic Manor Golf Course at Newport, which is hosting the prestigious Ryder Cup in 2010

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