Many people come to us for the walking. But, if you are keen on riding, staying with us means you are just a few steps away from our own riding yard: Llanthony Riding and Trekking.

We cater for all levels of rider, and always have safe horses on hand to ride out on our hillside bridleways. A great way of seeing the wonderful views of our mountains and valley.

Local art courses are on hand for those that want to paint amongst stunning scenery, Llanthony Art, and there is fishing from our own river bank, or the nearby Monnow.

Further afield, there is much to see. Rivers to paddle across, caves to explore, and rock faces to climb. All within the outstanding beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

This Welsh Borderland offers something for every visitor. Intriguing churches, farmers' markets in local towns, and ruined castles stand guard over this beautiful land. And when it's raining, Hay-on-Wye is bursting with second-hand book shops.

The local town, Abergavenny, even hosts its own very successful food festival each September. Abergavenny was once the stronghold of mediaeval knights and kings, and though its castle is now in ruins, nearby Grosmont, Skenfrith and White Castle provide a real atmosphere of Norman knights safeguarding the newly acquired land of William the Conqueror. The even grander castles and fortresses of Raglan, Chepstow and Monmouth are also well within striking distance.

And all around are pubs and restaurants offering great food. The Walnut Tree, under the auspices of Shaun Hill of The Merchant House at Ludlow fame, has a Michelin star. The Bell at Skenfrith, The Hardwick, and '1861', are all highly recommended, and for a pub that offers excellent beer and excellent food, try The Crown at Pantygelli.

But if you don't want to leave Llanthony itself there are two pubs you can walk to right here!