Wye Valley & Hereford
5 daysEnjoy a visit to Hereford, a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful rolling scenery flanking the England/Wales border. The area is dotted with fascinating castle ruins and it also offers many delightful quaint villages. Discover the charm of this pleasant city - dominated by its cathedral - along with an inclusive tour through the wonderful sights of the Wye Valley.
PRICE FROM ? £499 per person
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your ItineraryDay 1 - From your chosen joining point our feeder vehicle will take you to our designated interchange point where your holiday begins. After joining your holiday coach, relax and enjoy the scenery and after a stop mid- day in 'the City of Dreaming Spires - Oxford - your route takes you through some very pretty countryside to your base in Hereford - 4 nights here with breakfast & dinner.
Day 2 - 3 At leisure in Hereford with 2 included excursions and leisure time in Hereford.
Hereford is the Cathedral City with the relaxed atmosphere of a country market town. Its origin dates back to Saxon times and today visitors delight in the harmony of a rich heritage and modern facilities. The Black and White House Museum is a beautifully conserved 17th century house, furnished in period style. Explore the kitchen, dining hall, parlour and bedrooms, and discover the baby walkers and dog's door. Children's area with colouring activities, puzzles and dressing-up costumes. Wheelchair access to ground floor, a 'virtual' tour of the building is also available. (Small admission charge applies and not included). Coach transfer included to Hereford & return.
Stokesay Castle & Leominster - English Heritage
Step into the finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Discover the great hall, unchanged for over 700 years. Spot characters carved in the timbers of the 17th-century gatehouse and from the top of a fairy-tale tower see breath-taking views of the Shropshire Hills. Stokesay Castle was constructed at the end of the 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow, who at the time was one of the richest men in England. Today the castle has been carefully restored and there is plenty to do and see here. Admission included.
Leominster is situated in the rolling countryside of North Herefordshire, the town itself is an ancient one, having established itself around the great Anglo-Saxon abbey, founded in 660 AD. Leominster prospered in the medieval period. Much of the town centre still retains its medieval and Tudor flavour - narrow streets and half timbered houses, whilst Church Street and Etnam Street boast gracious terraces of the Georgian period.
Chepstow & Ross-on-Wye
Head through the captivating Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty, to Chepstow, an attractive market town nestled in the bend of the River Wye. Just over the border in Wales, Chepstow has a fine Norman castle and one of Britain's best-known racecourses. Onto hilly Ross-on-Wye with its impressive 17th century Market Hall and Tudor timbered houses. The spire of St Mary's church has shaped the town's skyline for over 700 years.
Day 5 - Depart from the Hotel after breakfast and commence your homeward journey with a stop in Bourton on the Water. Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, with a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms, or simply for you to enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush with its beautiful bridges throughout. Back to top
AccommodationGreen Dragon Hotel, Hereford - 3 star (July and October)
Newly refurbished in 2019, offering you a warm welcome, a comfortable stay, Enjoy a relaxing dinner, perhaps a drink in the stylish Garrick Lounge before. or indulge in cocktails in the luxurious Offa Bar. Bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes, and all feature large, comfortable beds and en suite bathrooms as standard, each with unique decor inspired by the heritage of the hotel and its place within Hereford. Guests can enjoy fresh fluffy towels, flat-screen TVs, complimentary environmentally sensitive toiletries by Basic Earth Botanicals, tea and coffee making facilities and locally made biscuits.
The Three Counties Hotel. Hereford (August)
Lovely 3 star hotel standing in 3.3 acres of landscape gardens just 1 mile from the historic Cathedral City of Hereford. the hotel provides a beautiful and peaceful haven for rest, relaxation and business. All rooms are en-suite with hairdryers, tea & coffee making facilities and room safes. Free wi-fi is available throughout the hotel. Over half of the bedrooms have ground floor access. A couple of disabled friendly rooms available on request. Of the 60 bedrooms, 32 are located in an annex near the main building and offer extra privacy. Back to top