Craswall is an authentic rural village set along the Monnow River in the old border area between Wales and England, known as the Marches. The Marches were a "free zone" where local yeomen freely ruled until the 16th c. Craswall used to belong to the Lord of Ewyas Lacy until 1536.
Although Henry the VIII finally brought the area under control, it kept its independent character. The position is spectacular, just at the foot of Black Hill and the Black Mountains, a chain of mountains from the Primary Era later eroded when glaciers withdrew from our British latitudes. The views are majestic: from the pass leading to Craswall Priory and Hay-on-Wye, one can see the whole of Herefordshire. The main activity of our local community is high-quality sheep farming. In Craswall, you will be able to re live the evocative scenes of the recently-released film, "Resistance" by Owen Sheers.