On the banks of the River Wye in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Brockweir Village is situated in the Lower Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an area often described as a ramblers' paradise. Just one and a half miles from the ruins of Tintern Abbey and on the edge of the Royal Forest of Dean, Brockweir is within easy reach of both the Offa's Dyke Path and the Wye Valley footpath. The village itself has changed little since it echoed to the sounds of boatbuilding and its lively river trade. It was here in Brockweir, the highest point of a normal tide, that cargoes were transferred from the river boats onto barges, ready to be sent to towns and villages further up river. Once described by the Moravians as "a den of iniquity" Brockweir boasted many pubs and cider houses. It is reputed that Lady Hamilton once stayed in the then Royal Arms on her way to meet Nelson in Monmouth. Only one pub survives from those busy lawless days, the New Inn, now called the Brockweir Country Inn but many of the other buildings remain almost as they were many centuries ago.  
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