The Wye Valley

The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is regarded as one of the finest lowland landscapes in Britain. It was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1971 to protect its special features, which include dramatic limestone gorges and native woodlands, impressive geology, rich wildlife and a wealth of history including hillforts, castles and the first Cistercian Abbey in Wales.  At its heart is the river Wye, one of the most natural rivers in Britain, which meanders majestically through the Welsh/English borders.

Find out more: What makes the Wye Valley AONB special

The Wye Valley

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