Places to visit

There are so many to choose from so here are a few to try. Call us for more suggestions.

Soak up the atmosphere

Possibly the nicest thing to do at Highlands Holidays is stay right where you are! Our orchard is beautiful at any time of year, whether the blossoms of Spring or ripe red apples of late Summer or gorgeous colours in the Autumn. Have a campfire and toast marshallows with your kids, or sit, cup of tea in hand, admiring the stunning views of the Wye Valley.


If you like walking you have come to the right place! As every good walk has a pub in it see walks from the door on our places and eat and drink page or invest in Ordnance Survey map OL14 to go further afield or head to the nearby Forest of Dean. Numerous local short and long-distance Monmouthshire walks are described at this link.


We are one hour’s drive from lovely sandy beaches. Our favourite is Southerndown with sand, rock pools, headland walks and ice-creams.

The River Wye

You can walk or drive to numerous idyllic picnic and walking spot on the River Wye. Hire canoes at nearby Monmouth or Symonds Yat – you can canoe downstream for a whole or half day and be collected by vehicle at the end. At Symonds Yat (20 min drive) you can sit in the riverside pub and see the chain ferry crossing, or climb up to Symonds Yat Rock for breath-taking views of the River Wye, and perhaps glimpse a pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting on the hillside.

Canoe hire, 10 minutes drive


Head straight out from the door or for excellent mountain biking and well marked family trails head to the Forest of Dean.

Bike hire and trails, 20 minutes drive


Our closest town. It sits beside the River Wye and has a charming high street and numerous shops and cafes. Plus supermarkets where you can stock up.

10 minutes drive

The Big Pitt National Coal Museum

Take a FREE tour 300 feet underground with a real coal miner to see what life what like for the workers at this former coal mine. A fascinating part of Wales’s history.

The Big Pitt,  40 minutes drive

Natural History Museum

A FREE open-air museum in 100 acres showing buildings from Celtic times to the present day. See traditional craft demonstrations and native livestock breeds at Wales’s most popular heritage attraction.

St Fagans Natural History Museum, 50 minutes drive

Brecon Beacons National Park

We are only one hour’s drive from the Brecons. Here it feels wild and remote and there is wonderful walking, including Pen-Y-Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales. Plus unspoilt waterfalls, rock climbing and horse riding.

One hour’s drive

Peaceful holidays in the Wye Valley