Whitney Court is situated in the Wye Valley, a few miles east of Hay on Wye. With views across the Wye to the Black Mountains, Whitney is the perfect starting point for many an adventure.

Whether you wish to explore the wilds of the Brecon Beacons, visit the famous Black-and-White Villages of the area, or simply mooch around Hay to find a perfect read, Whitney is a great place to call home.

 

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Things to see

Castles Abound!

Castles are a feature of the borders, each with a tale to tell. We recommend a trip to Ludlow Castle followed by afternoon tea at De Greys or a visit to Chepstow Castle for its sheer magnificence, but it is Montgomery Castle that has the most fantastic of all fantastic views. Earlier settlements and hill forts dating back to the iron age may be more difficult to find, but well worth the effort. There is a particularly lovely hill fort at Croft Ambrey, near Ludlow. 

The Elan Valley

The Elan Valley Dams were built during the 1800s. The dams are a spectacular piece of civil engineering, with five reservoirs in total, situated on the Elan Estate within an area of outstanding scenic beauty. They were built to provide for a very basic need ... water … but since 1997 there has also been hydropower production from turbines installed at the base of all the dams. The hydropower scheme uses four Francis turbines and one Kaplan submersible turbine giving a total output of 4.2 megawatts, which enters the National Grid at Rhayader.

The Mappa Mundi

The Mappa Mundi in Hereford Cathedral is described as  “without parallel the most important and most celebrated medieval map in any form, the most remarkable illustrated English manuscript, and certainly the greatest extant thirteenth-century pictorial manuscript.” And we think it’s well worth a visit.

The World of Black and White

Western Herefordshire is proud to boast the famous Black and White trail which explores some of the most intact black and villages in the UK. The official Black and White Village trail covers 40-miles round Herefordshire villages, with lots of examples of timber-framed buildings and churches in their village settings. The circular trail is marked with brown and white tourist signs to guide you - find out more here.