Lush Landscapes Of Mid Wales
Lush Landscapes of Mid Wales | Crosskeys Coaches Short Breaks
Mid Wales is bordered by the two stunning national parks, the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia and is also home to glorious castles, gardens and railways; some of these you can discover on our tour.
- 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast
- Live musical entertainment on 1 night
- Visits to Abergavenny & Hay-on-Wye
- Entrance to Powis Castle & Gardens
- Return journey Vale of Rheidol Railway: Aberystwyth – Devil’s Bridge
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1: After our journey to Wales there will be time to freshen up before dinner.
Day 2: Our excursion today takes us through the Brecon Beacons National Park to Abergavenny, nestled between seven hills close to the Welsh/English border and is often referred to as the gateway to Wales. Abergavenny town centre is a mixture of old and new; the Cibi Walk arcade contains the usual high street names but elsewhere in the town there are many independent shops catering for all tastes.
In the afternoon we travel to Hay-on-Wye famous for its bookshops, (on the last count there were 30!) and the world renowned ‘Hay Festival!’. Hay-on-Wye is a small market town tucked between the borders of England and Wales and is bursting with quirkiness and culture and is the perfect place to take time out.
Day 3: This morning, we visit impressive Powis Castle which began life as a medieval fortress. We spend time at leisure exploring the magnificent collections contained in the castle and its world-famous garden as well as a superb collection of treasures from India displayed in the Clive Museum.
Day 4: Today we travel to the popular seaside resort of Aberystwyth to board the Rheidol Railway for a nostalgic 12 mile journey to Devil’s Bridge, home to the famous waterfalls. During our 3 hour round trip our narrow gauge steam locomotive climbs 700ft through some truly spectacular scenery. We spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure exploring Aberystwyth’s many attractions which include the longest electric cliff railway in Britain.
Day 5: After breakfast we bid farewell and begin our journey homeward.
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The Metropole Hotel Llandindrod Wells
The elegant and historic Metropole Hotel is located in the centre of the Victorian town of Llandindrod Wells and was originally the largest hotel in Wales. Still privately owned by the great, great grandson of the original owner, the Metropole is still the highest rated AA rated hotel in Mid Wales. All 109 traditionally styled bedrooms are well styled and equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is 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. The hotel has a lift.Back to top