The countryside around Hereford and Castle House features some of the most attractive landscape in the country. In fact The Wye Valley, which embraces Herefordshire and the Forest of Dean, is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is an internationally important protected landscape containing some of the most beautiful lowland scenery in Britain.
The River Wye winds down through the valley through spectacular limestone gorges and dense ravine woodlands. The wildlife is fascinating, there is a riveting blend of archeological and early industrial remains and the geology inspires the experts.
Explore the river's route, from its fine bridges in Hereford City to its leafy river bank as it meanders its way down the Valley, past Ross on Wye, and the Vale of Usk passing the beauitful ruin that is Tintern Abbey.
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