The historic walled border town of Chepstow sits just on the Welsh side of the River Wye and is the perfect base from which to explore two of the regions areas of historical significance and outstanding natural beauty, the beautiful Wye Valley and the wonderful mountain scenery of the Brecon Beacons.
With breathtaking views, 400 acres of picturesque parkland and a stunning 14th century manor, St Pierre, is an idyllic retreat. Our resort, set in the rolling hills of South Wales, is just 3 miles from Chepstow. All en-suite rooms offer satellite TV, hairdryer, ironing board & iron and tea/coffee making facilities. Public rooms include a contemporary lounge and bar, a stylish restaurant and a host of leisure facilities. There is no lift as most rooms are on the ground floor. A degree of mobility is required to access this spacious hotel.
Sunday Our door to door service takes you to the waiting coach for the leisurely drive through the Heart of England to spend time for lunch and sightseeing in the historic city of Gloucester. Mid afternoon we head south through the Severn Valley to reach Chepstow and our luxury hotel for a welcoming cup of tea or coffee, served whilst luggage is taken to our rooms.
Monday Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we depart for a drive along the beautiful Wye Valley past the romantic ruins of Tintern Abbey to historic Monmouth. After time here we continue to the beauty spot of Symonds Yat, where we take to the water for a gentle cruise on the Wye. We spend time for lunch and sightseeing in busy Ross-on-Wye before making our way back to Chepstow for some free time.
Tuesday After breakfast we travel to the Welsh capital, Cardiff. Over the last 2 decades Cardiff has undergone a huge transformation including becoming the seat of the National Assembly for Wales. We travel to Fagans Castle, Museum and Gardens, where we include entry. Fagans Castle is an Elizabethan mansion dating from the 1500s, the house and remaining fortifications are all Grade I listed, with a national heritage museum built within the grounds. After time to discover the castle there will be free time to explore Cardiff at leisure. Our return is by way of the fascinating Roman village of Caerwent.
Wednesday Today we depart for the Brecon Beacons for some wonderful mountain scenery. We join the Brecon Mountain Railway for a ride on one of the most popular railways in Wales, travelling the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Dol-y-Gaer. There’s a short stop at Pontsticill to admire the views and visit the café before the return journey. The charming old market town of Brecon is our lunch stop and is regarded as one of the most historic locations in Wales. This afternoon we continue our scenic journey back to the hotel via the town of Abergavenny, nestled between seven hills right on the Welsh/English border, Abergavenny truly is a ‘Gateway to Wales’.
Thursday Today we depart for home. We start with a tour of the Forest of Dean and the Malvern Hills affording great views of the Severn Valley, making time for lunch in the historic city and county capital Warwick, before returning to our home area late afternoon.
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