The Nurtons provides the ideal base for both walking and touring.
In the guest rooms we have provided information on a number of walks from the house (leave the car behind!) as well as suggested days out.
The local walks encompass beautiful scenery, small villages with pubs, churches, historical sites and abundant wildlife (many of the woodlands and the River Wye are designated SSSIs). The Wye Valley walk runs through our property and the famous Tintern Abbey is within easy walking distance. A limited bus service runs up and down the Valley. In the summer there is occasional live theatre in Tintern Abbey or Chepstow castle - enjoy Shakespeare with a picnic and bottle of wine!
Symonds Yat, and the Forest of Dean provide more scenery and interesting walks with its industrial history to visit at the heritage centre and Puzzle Wood etc.
The castles of the Welsh Marches; Chepstow, Raglan, Goodrich, White, Grosmont and Skenfrith are all worth visiting as are the cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester. Bath with its Abbey and newly reconditioned spa are only 80 minutes away.
We are only 17 miles from Bristol and 30 miles from Cardiff. Beyond Cardiff is the Welsh national folk Museum and the heritage Glamorgan Coast with the lovely sandy beaches of Southerndown (used for a film set for Dr. Who on more than 1 occasion!), Nash Point and Ogmore.
Other day trips will take you to:
i) the picturesque villages of Herefordshire, Kilpeck church etc.
ii) the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons
iii) Hay-on-Wye famous for second hand books and its book festival
iv) Longleat - for the children!
v) The Cotswolds and all its heritage
vi) The ancient sites of Avebury and Stonehenge
vii) Glastonbury and the wonderful cathedral at Wells.