Nestled in the heart of the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Symonds Yat serves as a perfect blend of breathtaking scenery, thrilling outdoor activities, and rich historical tapestry.

Discovering Symonds Yat: A Jewel in the Wye Valley

Nestled in the heart of the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Symonds Yat offers a unique blend of scenic beauty, wildlife, and history, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers, adventurers, and those seeking a peaceful retreat.





Breathtaking Views and Natural Beauty

Symonds Yat is renowned for its stunning landscapes, particularly the famous Symonds Yat Rock. From this vantage point, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the meandering River Wye and the lush, rolling hills of the Forest of Dean and the Herefordshire countryside. The area is a haven for photographers and nature enthusiasts, with its array of seasonal colours and abundant wildlife, including peregrine falcons, which can often be spotted soaring above the cliffs.

Outdoor Adventures 

For those seeking adventure, Symonds Yat does not disappoint. The river provides excellent opportunities for canoeing and kayaking, offering a different perspective of the valley's beauty. Hiking and cycling trails abound, catering to all levels of fitness and interest. Whether you're looking for a gentle riverside walk or a challenging hike up to Symonds Yat Rock, there's a trail for you. Climbing enthusiasts will find the cliffs a thrilling challenge, with routes suitable for various skill levels.

 Ancient Hill Fort

Rich History and Culture

Symonds Yat is not just about natural beauty; it's also steeped in history. The area has been inhabited since the Mesolithic period, and visitors can explore ancient hill forts, medieval castles, and quaint churches. The Yat Rock itself is thought to have been a lookout point for centuries, offering strategic views over the surrounding landscape.

Relaxation and Accommodation

After a day of exploring, Symonds Yat offers a variety of cosy pubs, charming tea rooms, and restaurants serving delicious local cuisine. There's a range of accommodation options, from rustic camping to extravagant luxury and of course the perfect option of having one large house where all of your family and friends can stay and have the freedom to create your own timetable.

We have two large houses in the heart of Symonds Yat:

View from Wye Rapids


   stunning view from Wye Rapids House     relax in the hot tub at Holly Tree House



Symonds Yat in the Wye Valley is a destination that truly offers something for everyone - perfect for a large group. Its combination of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and historical richness makes it a unique spot that visitors return to year after year. Whether you're seeking a peaceful escape or an active holiday, Symonds Yat is a place where memories are made.