Welcome to Usk Town Council

The small picturesque town of Usk is located in the heart of the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside in South Wales. It sits on one of the finest salmon fishing rivers in the country, the River Usk, conveniently situated only 10 miles from the M4 yet feeling a whole world away.

The streets of Usk are steeped in history with many charming old buildings, a wonderful Norman castle, a rural life museum, intact Victorian court room at the Usk Sessions House, beautiful churches and a Town Trail which includes 28 sites of historic interest, each with a Blue Plaque.

Renowned for its floral displays and richly deserving of the title 'Town of Flowers', Usk is a regular winner of Wales in Bloom and hosts a colourful Open Gardens weekend in June with over 20 local gardens open to the public. The annual Usk Agricultural show is held every September on the outskirts of the town.

Usk is very popular with walkers and cyclists and in 2017 a brand new children's play area has been opened which is proving to be popular with young families.

Usk's charm also lies in the range of its small independent shops, tearooms and pubs and there is plenty of accommodation in or near the town for those wishing to linger in this delightful place. 

You can find out more about our beautiful Town on this website.

We'd love to see you in Usk - be sure to pay us a visit soon.

Usk Stars in Blooming Marvellous Series on BBC2

It was great to see Usk feature in the first of the brand new BBC series 'Blooming Marvellous' screened on BBC2 on 16th April.

Usk has earned the reputation and title of Town of Flowers. winning a much coveted Gold Award in the annual, RHS Britain in Bloom contest no less than 36 times since 1981.

Well done everyone who took part in the programme you were all stars! The episode of Blooming Marvellous showed the year round planning and hard work by the Usk community and particularly the Usk in Bloom volunteers, to create Usk's fantastic floral displays every summer.

The programme showed what a beautiful place Usk is to visit and if you haven't done so already why not plan in a trip for this year. Usk is beautiful any time of the year but the best time to see the floral displays is June to September. On the last weekend of June we have the Usk Open Gardens event, when, in addition to the floral displays around the town you can visit over 20 private gardens open for charity.

There is no shortage of great accommodation in and around Usk and plenty of other things to see and do in addition to the flowers. For a list of these and links to accommodation go to our Visit Usk section on this website.

To watch the Blooming Marvellous episode featuring Usk on BBC iplayer click the programme panel opposite.

To find out more about the work of Usk in Bloom click here.

To find out more about Usk Open Gardens click here.


Latest News

Gas pipes replacement works progressing to plan

Published: 17 Apr 18

It has been confirmed that Twyn Square will be reopening on Wednesday 18th April as work on this section has progressed well. This will see the lifting of the traffic diversions around Priory Street, Church Street, Maryport Street, Mill Street, Old Market Street and New Market Street - to the relief of many, we're sure! The section of Castle Parade east of Twyn Square will, however, remain closed for a while longer yet, with traffic continuing to be diverted along Chepstow Road and Four Ash Street via Twyn Square. Read More...

Phase 2 Starts Usk Gas Pipe Replacement Scheme

Published: 2 Apr 18

Good news! From Tuesday 3rd April we'll see the Gas Pipes Replacement Project move from Phase 1 to Phase 2 - effectively the half way point and on the run in back to normality. With this will come some changes to the road closure arrangement, but the diversion route will be largely unaffected. Read More...

PLastic Free Usk Initiative Launched

Published: 30 Mar 18

The Plastic Free Usk initiative was launched by Usk Town Council at the Sessions House on Thursday the 29th March. This was very well attended by Usk residents and businesses. Attendees heard how Usk can’t become totally plastic free overnight but there are small things each of us can do everyday that will make a real difference to reducing plastic waste and pollution. Read More...

Have your say with the Future Usk Survey 9th -28th APRIL 2018

The Usk Bike Off returns for 2018


  Click here to download your Bike Off Competition Entry Form now!

 Competition Closing Date Friday 1st June

Entry forms to be submitted to The Usk Community Hub or The Usk Sessions House by the closing date  


Form for Business Participation in Shopping Spree Event

Usk Litter Action Group - Next Community Clear Up Saturday 5th May

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