Explore the Wye Valley
there's something for everyone
Wonders of The Wye Valley
A place for adventurers, creatives and explorers
The Wye Valley is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole of the UK. From the amazing Tintern Abbey situated right on our doorstep to the famous Symmonds Yat just a short drive away. There is plenty to do for the whole family. A romantic stroll may lead you to one of the many view points that overlook the beautiful River Wye, or a short car ride may lead you to stumble upon one of the many Castles that are open to visitors around our countryside.
See below a selection of our favourite things to do locally...
Walking the Wye
The River Wye winds down the valley through spectacular limestone gorge scenery and dense ravine woodlands. With superb wildlife and beautiful walking routes, it makes this area one of the most fascinating areas of outstanding natural beauty. With an array of both short and long walks, there is something for every age and ability. The famous Wye Valley Walk and The Offas Dyke both pass through Tintern and are very popular all year round. Whether you are walking the whole thing or just want to pick up a stretch of the walk Tintern is a great place to start.
Tintern is also home to some wonderful loop walks, great for families and sightseeing. We also offer picnic hampers to book during your stay, so if you fancy a walk with a picnic by the river just ask us and we will sort the rest! We also having walking map routes and OS maps available for purchase in our on-site gift shop
The Wye Valley is a brilliant place to experience the great outdoors, complete with rafting, canoeing, paddleboarding, mountain biking, foraging, wine tastings, and many many more there is no shortage of great activities to keep you busy, a few of our favourites are listed below, but for more information when you stay please check out your room information book or ask at reception.
Kingstone Brewery & Wye Valley Experience
Just a mile up the road from The Wild Hare is the amazing Kingstone Brewery home to some of our favourite Ales and the home of The Wye Valley experience. They offer brewery tours, tastings, canoe hire, and bike hire. With a friendly, local team they offer great experiences and advice on the local area. If you wish to book any experience during your stay contact them directly or speak to reception about making an enquiry.
The National Diving & Activity Centre
We are lucky to have this wonderful facility just a few short miles from Tintern, offering everything from paddleboard yoga to one of the UK’s longest, tallest and fastest zip slides, with speeds up to 40mph! Complete with a dive school, fly boards, Aqua water park, Drive-in Cinema and a giant 3G swing this site offers a truly unique experience. Booking can be made online via their website, for more information please feel free to ask at reception.
Parva Farm Vineyard
For a slower pace why not visit the Parva Farm Vineyard during your stay. With beautiful local wines available to buy and taste and a lovely vineyard to explore Parva Farm offers a relaxing and engaging experience.
There are plenty of other activities and attractions nearby, we’d be happy to help advise and book any experience during your stay with us so please do not hesitate to ask.
Local history & towns
The Wye Valley and the surrounding area are steeped in a rich history. With more Castles per square mile than anywhere else in the UK, this area has a lot to explore. Tintern Abbey itself is the best-preserved medieval Abbey in Wales, with a lovely visitor centre and absolutely striking architecture what remains of Tintern Abbey is truly spectacular. As if that wasn’t enough we have Chepstow Castle, dramatically situated on the limestone cliffs of Chepstow, Caldicot Castle set within 55 acres of country park, the impressive Raglan Castle, Skenfrith Castle, Monmouth Castle, Abergavenny Castle, White Castle, Grosmont Castle... and more! Most of these attractions are open all year round but for more information visit the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley website.
Our local towns are also worthy of a day exploring too. Chepstow is our closest town and is home to the famous Chepstow Racecourse. With cobbled streets, fabulous boutiques, and beautiful views down by the river there is plenty to see and do. The high street hosts a market on the second and last Sunday of