The Wye Valley is an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right on the border of England and Wales - so it’s protected and scenic, and in some places, especially where the river forges rocky limestone gorges, quite dramatic. The forests around the river are dense, and ancient, and home to a range of plants and animals - including bats and peregrine falcons, hence the need to protect them. The best hotels for the Wye Valley tend to offer a country escape in a breathtaking setting.
The part of the Wye Valley classified as an AONB is just the stretch between Hereford and Chepstow, but our Gurus have included a few adjacent offerings in their list of the best hotels for the Wye Valley, as they’re still great bases for exploring the region.
As well as being surrounded by pristine scenery, staying in one of our Guru recommended best places to stay for the Wye Valley also sees you close to a collection of fascinating archaeological and industrial remains: the Wye Valley has been inhabited by humans for about 12,000 years, and there are standing stones, the remains of Iron Age forts and the remains of 8th Century build, Offa’s Dyke, built to mark the boundary between England and Wales.
If you haven’t found your ideal spot in, or around, the Wye Valley on our Guru’s list of the best hotels for the Wye Valley, then you could:
Monmouthshire, South and Mid Wales
Monmouthshire old coaching inn turned stylish hideaway - perfect for the great outdoors. Charmingly quaint rooms with chic touches. Superb food straight from the organic kitchen garden. Relaxed atmosphere, family friendly and perfect for outdoorsy types.
A picture perfect country house hotel set in the stunning landscape of the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley. Charming chic rooms and suites, an acclaimed British restaurant, acres of emerald garden, and plenty of countryside pursuits to choose from. The perfect country escape.
Country restaurant with rooms on the banks of the River Wye. Wholesome country food, elegant rooms, beautiful garden lawns.
Nr Monmouth, South and Mid Wales
Refined Michelin starred restaurant with rooms set in peaceful Welsh valley. Modern rooms with large comfortable beds and luxury bathrooms. Friendly service, understated setting and exceptional cuisine often using locally foraged produce. A real culinary treat.