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Usk Town Information

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River Usk - Photo © Jon Barton
River Usk - Photo: Jon Barton CCL
This is an old, traditional market town – and a famous fishing centre -lying on the banks of the River Usk in Monmouthshire. The ruins of its 12th century castle – badly damaged by the great Welsh freedom fighter Owain Glyndrw in the 15th century – look over the town and its romantic, five-arched river bridge.

St Mary’s Church was once part of a Benedictine nunnery and dates to the 13th century. Nearby stands 17th century Cefntilla Court, which contains paintings, porcelain and relics of both the Crimean and Peninsular Wars.