Wye Valley & Hereford
5 daysEnjoy 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 - together with a discovery tour through the wonderful sights of the Wye Valley.
PRICE FROM ? £509 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 After joining your holiday coach, relax and enjoy the scenery as you head through the charming Cotswolds. Make a stop in Burford with its famous High Street which sweeps downhill towards the River Windrush, its medieval bridge and impressive church. Both sides of the street are flanked by an unbroken line of ancient houses and shops. Onward to check into your hotel just outside Hereford - 4 nights here with breakfast & dinner.
Day 2 - 4 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. (Small admission charge applies and not included). Make sure to drop into Hereford's grand cathedral, home to the magnificent Mappa Mundi, the famous medieval map which shows how scholars interpreted the world over 700 years ago (admission approx. £6 in 2021) Coach transfer included into Hereford centre & return.
Stokesay Castle & Ludlow - 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. Onto lovely Ludlow - a delightful small town in south Shropshire, very near the border with Wales. The bustling open-air market is held every Wednesday in Ludlow town square with over forty stalls offering fresh produce, cheeses, books and local crafts. You may like to visit the impressive Ludlow Castle, dating back to 1085 (admission applies - approx. £8 pp in 2021) or just relax at the popular Millennium Green. Ludlow's townscape, based on the original medieval town plan, has fine examples of architecture from the Medieval, Tudor and Georgian periods.
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 the hotel this morning to head back to your home towns via interchange Back to top
AccommodationThe Three Counties Hotel. Hereford
Lovely 3* hotel standing in its own grounds just 1 mile from the historic Cathedral City of Hereford. The hotel provides a beautiful and peaceful haven for rest and relaxation. There is a restaurant, bar and lounge area. 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. No lift but some grounds floor rooms Back to top