B&B near Hay on Wye

Interesting things to do

The peace and seclusion of Rock Cottage is reason enough in itself to spend some time here. The only sounds for most of the day are the singing of birds in the woods and gardens and the lowing of cows on the farm down the lane or the call of the farmer to his dogs. Cars are few and far between.

If you are interested in ancient churches, there are many to be explored, our own St Margaret’s church being one of the most notable for its ancient, beautiful and rare rood screen. http://www.visitherefordshirechurches.co.uk/

Historical Sites
The strategic importance of this border area is reflected in the ruined castle at Longtown, one of a string of such fortifications along this part of the border, whilst its remoteness drew early Christians to make their communities here at, for instance, Llanthony Priory and at Dore Abbey, which are not far away and others which are revealed now only in names on the map.

Llanthony Priory http://www.castlewales.com/llantho.html
Dore Abbey http://www.doreabbey.org.uk/index.html

Blaenavon World Heritage Site is half an hour away. Big Pit and The Iron Works and Blaenavon world heritage centre

Horses and Riding
There is hacking in the Black Mountains available at Llanthony. http://www.llanthony.co.uk/riding.html

Visit The Horse Listener – bring your horse http://www.horselistener.co.uk/

For holidays on horseback http://www.free-rein.co.uk/

Hang Gliding
There is hang gliding on the ridge of the Black Mountains not far away http://www.blackmountainsgliding.co.uk/

Mountain Bike hire is available in Hay-on-Wye.

Canoeing is available in Hay-on-Wye and nearby at Pontrilas.