The Beaufort is ideally situated for exploring South Wales being close to the towns of Abergavenny, Monmouth, Usk and Chepstow and within easy reach of Newport and Cardiff.
If you are seeking history, the local area has myriad castles including Raglan, Grosmont, Skenfrith and Chepstow - the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain.
Those looking to explore the countryside won't be disappointed. The Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons National Park are all within short driving distance.
Several excellent golf courses are in the vicinity including Rolls of Monmouth and the Celtic Manor 2010 Ryder Cup course, shooting is a popular activity and we have several gun safes to accommodate any shooters. We have recently applied for Cyclist and Walker Friendly awards from Visit Wales and loo forward to hearing from them soon as we fulfill all their criteria and are looking forward to welcoming more walkers and cyclists in the near future.
Raglan Castle is a late medieval castle located just north of the village of Raglan in the county of Monmouthshire in South East Wales.
The modern castle dates from between the 15th and early 17th-centuries, when the successive ruling families of the Herberts and the Somersets created a luxurious, fortified castle, complete with a large hexagonal keep, known as the Great Tower or the Yellow Tower of Gwent. Surrounded by parkland, water gardens and terraces, the castle was considered by contemporaries to be the equal of any other in England or Wales.Visit Website
Tintern Abbey was founded by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow, on 9 May 1131. It is situated adjacent to the village of Tintern in Monmouthshire, on the Welsh bank of the River Wye, which forms the border between Monmouthshire and England.
It was only the second Cistercian foundation in Britain, and the first in Wales. Falling into ruin after the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th century, the remains were celebrated in poetry and often painted by visitors from the 18th century onwards.Visit Website
The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is an internationally important protected landscape straddling the border between England and Wales. It is one of the most dramatic and scenic landscape areas in southern Britain.
The River Wye is the fifth-longest river in the United Kingdom. The upper part of the river passes through the settlements of Rhayader, Builth Wells and Hay-on-Wye, but the area designated as an AONB surrounds only the 72-mile stretch lower down the river, from just south of the city of Hereford to Chepstow.Visit Website
Gateway to Wales
Nestled between seven hills close to the Welsh/English border, Abergavenny truly is a 'Gateway To Wales'.
An ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons, Abergavenny has much to offer tourists - a blend of old and new, with activities and things to do to suit young and old alike.
A visit to Abergavenny can really feel like a break away from it all - you can almost feel time slowing down as you unwind and take in the fresh mountain air and beautiful scenery.Visit Website