Visiting the area
Visitors have been coming to the Wye and Usk valleys for centuries. It's not hard to see why when you get here.
The steep-sided, densely wooded Wye and the lush farmland surrounding the Usk are the perfect setting for producing the best quality food and drink. It's small-scale. Artisan. Hands-on. It tastes terrific.
And it's of award-winning standard.
The people at 'Wales the True Taste' certainly thought so when they named Monmouthshire the first 'food tourism destination' in Wales.
The area's also outstandingly beautiful. In fact it includes parts of the Wye Valley AONB and the Brecon Beacons National Park.
This has always been a land of achievement. During 2010 we've celebrated some of the greatest of them, including the life of aviator and entrepreneur Charles Rolls.
And we welcomed the world when The 2010 Ryder Cup was played at The Celtic Manor Resort.