Supported by the Welsh Assembly Government

Welcome to Usk

If you’re enjoying a walking holiday or golf weekend in Wales, be sure to spend a day or more in this historic town. You’ll find us nestling quietly in the gentle Monmouthshire hills, just along the lazy banks of the River Usk.
As you’ll soon discover, the town of Usk is steeped in history, from the ruins of a Norman castle to the seventeenth century buildings that adorn the cobbled streets. It's no wonder our visitors tell us it’s like stepping back in time.
But you’ll still find plenty to see and do here. Walking around the town, you’ll find antique shops and clothing boutiques with a splash of local flavour.  With all this to see, Usk has to be the perfect day trip in Wales – but with so many hotels and restaurants, you might be tempted to linger here and call it a holiday…

Download the Town Guide here.

Usk town square

Discover some of the finest floral displays in Wales
In Twyn Square, our famous Victorian clock is the centrepiece for Usk in Bloom. Since 1982, Usk has been a leading light in floral competitions, from Wales in Bloom and Britain in Bloom to Europe’s Entente Floral. We’re sure you’ll find it all makes for a unique experience: a picturesque town that’s even more striking the next time you visit…

Usk in bloom logo

 The Roger Edwards Educational Trust

Benefiting the people of Usk by supporting social, academic and physical education projects. 

What is the Roger Edwards Educational Trust (REET)?

Roger Edwards of Usk bequeathed money to establish almshouses in nearby Llangeview when he died in 1624. The almshouses were rebuilt in 1826 but fell into disuse from 1969. Edwards also founded Usk Grammar School which was overseen by the Usk Grammar School Foundation.

In 1956 a scheme approved by the Charity Commission set out the objectives of The Usk Grammar School Foundation.  Under this arrangement Monmouthshire County Council was appointed as the sole corporate trustee. Two thirds of the income from the Foundation was used to support the Monmouthshire Farm School Trust which in turn part funded the former agricultural college at Usk and agriculture students. 

The remaining one third of the income was required to be used to support educational projects and individual students living in Usk and the surrounding district. 

This arrangement remained in place for over 50 years until November 2008 when following a campaign led by the late Lord Raglan the County Council voted to relinquish its control of the Trust.  The Roger Edwards Educational Trust (REET) then took on the form in which it exists today.

For  details on how to receive funding from the Roger Edwards Educational Trust please visit