Majestic Mid Wales 2018

Mid Wales is home to rich, rolling green landscapes, the unspoilt Ceredigion coastline, the spectacular Brecon Beacons, the stunning Cambrian Mountains and glorious castles, gardens, railways and distilleries. With Red Kites soaring in the sky and dark, starry skies at night, this part of Wales never fails to make a lasting impression.

Driver Comment: “The hotel exceeded the group’s expectations. Comfortable rooms, terrific food & very helpful staff!”
Day 1 Arrival
Departing our local area this morning, we arrive at our hotel to enjoy a welcome tea or coffee whilst our bags are taken to our rooms.

Day 2 Llandrindod Wells & Abbey Cwm Hir 18 mile round trip
We will spend the morning relaxing at our lovely hotel before departing after lunch to the Hall at Abbey Cwm Hir, a Grade II listed property and one of Wales’ finest examples of Victorian Gothic Revival Architecture. Paul and Victoria Humpherston bought the Hall in late 1997 and spent 9 years restoring it to its original Gothic splendour and it is now renowned for its stunning interiors and fascinating collections. We will enjoy a private guided tour of the house and estate by either Paul or Victoria or a close family member. Don’t forget to wear comfortable walking shoes!

Day 3 Powis Castle & Garden (NT) & Elan Valley Visitor Centre 97 mile round trip
This morning, we will make our way to Powis Castle, built circa 1200 as a medieval fortress high on a rock above the garden terraces. Remodelled and embellished over more than 400 years, each generation of the Herbert family has added to the magnificent collection of paintings, furniture and tapestries. We can spend time exploring the castle and its world-famous garden, with its clipped yews sheltering rare and tender plants. The garden is laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles and retains its original lead statues and orangery. After lunch at the castle, we will visit the Elan Valley Visitor Centre in the beautiful Elan valley. Part of the rugged Cambrian Mountains, Elan is a beautiful and unspoilt area made even more compelling by the dams and reservoirs which together create a wonderful, living landscape. The views are stunning and you are never far away from points of interest. The visitor centre, set in a fantastic location against a backdrop of a Victorian stone dam, tells the story of how the dams were built.

Day 4 Brecon Mountain Railway & Penderyn Distillery 105 mile round trip
After breakfast this morning, we will head for the village of Pant and home to the Brecon Mountain Railway, where we will embark on a 6 mile return vintage steam train journey from Pant to Torpantau. Our non-stop journey will take us into the Brecon Beacons, through Pontsticill and along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir before climbing to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons and the summit of the original line. On our return journey from Torpantau, we will stop at Pontsticill station where we can visit the Lakeside café, see the Steam Museum or enjoy a stroll alongside the reservoir. The full return journey takes 90 minutes and on our return, we can enjoy lunch at Pant Station’s Tearoom and visit the workshop where the steam locomotives and carriages are repaired. In the afternoon, we enjoy a visit to the famous Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre. On arrival, we will be greeted by our tour guide who will take us through to the exhibition area and the distillery itself. After our tour, we will visit the tasting bar before returning to our hotel through the rugged beauty of the Beacons.

Day 5 Departure
This morning, we will say goodbye to our hotel and make our return journey home
Legend

The Metropole Hotel

Llandrindod, Mid Wales
AAAA Central Location Collection Hotel
The elegant and historic Metropole Hotel is located in the centre of the Victorian town of Llandrindod Wells and was originally the largest hotel in Wales. Still privately owned by the great, great grandson of the original Victorian owner, the Metropole is still the highest AA rated hotel in Mid Wales. The hotel offers 109 traditionally styled bedrooms, a large, spacious restaurant with a conservatory offering beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, a modern, cosy bar and a comfortable lounge. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa bath, steam room and gym. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on site & free of charge

The Metropole Hotel

Llandrindod, Mid Wales
4 Nights Half Board
April - October 2018
Twin from £232pp
Single Supplement from £48

Inclusions
• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of menu
• Glass of wine with dinner on 1st night
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Live musical entertainment on 1 night
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Prices starting from...

£232 for 5 days

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Features of this tour


  • Live musical entertainment on 1 night