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Heart Of Wales, Powis Castle & Aberystwyth

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9313

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

UK 2023

PRICE FROM ? £349 per person
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Itinerary

Description

Join us on our expedition to discover some of the most inspiring and historic sites in the heart of Wales, including a visit to the magnificent Powis Castle and Gardens, a scenic drive through the breathtakingly beautiful Cambrian Mountains, and entry into the award-winning Judge’s Lodging Victorian Museum in the small border town of Presteigne.  This promises to be an exciting tour full of glorious Welsh scenery and fascinating history at every turn.

Itinerary

Powis Castle and Gardens (full day)

On our first full day excursion, we travel to Powis Castle, once described as “the most magnificent castle in Wales,” and well-known for its formal gardens and rare collection of historic art and artefacts. Now under the care of the National Trust, this tall castle has a rich history from border fortress to aristocratic country house. Built in the 13th century, we discover the inspiring treasures on display inside this medieval grand fortress. Outside, we can explore the beautiful 25-acre gardens, terraces and an orangery attributed to architect William Winde.

Aberystwyth & Elan Valley Visitor Centre (full day)

Today we journey to Aberystwyth through the awe-inspiring Cambrian Mountains. The Cambrian Mountains have been dubbed the “Green Desert of Wales” in reference to its sparseness of population and is one of the few remote areas of wilderness left in Southern Britain. The area is one of outstanding natural beauty and known for its reservoirs and lakes, its green-tinged peaks, and lush valleys.

Next, we arrive in Aberystwyth, a thriving seaside town, known for its rugged coastline and is one of the biggest towns in the Heart of Wales. We finish the day heading back to Elan Valley Visitor Centre, where we can enjoy the facilities and views of the Cambrian Mountains once again before heading back to the hotel in Llandrindod Wells.

 

Judges Lodgings (half day)

We make our way to the small border town of Presteigne in the very Heart of Wales. Here we have the chance to see the world through the eyes of a Victorian Judge, with entry to the Judge’s Lodgings, a Victorian Museum that showcases the ‘upstairs downstairs’ world of a judge’s private apartments, servant’s quarters, courthouse, and basement cells below…

In this audio walking tour, we’ll learn about Reverend Richard Lister Venables, Chairman of the Magistrates, as he reminisces about the changes he has seen in his lifetime. In the courtroom, hear the trial of William Morgan, local duck thief, find out about the tragic hanging of Mary Morgan, and hear echoes of past souls, like grumbling housekeeper Mr Luggar and Mary the hardworking maid.

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  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights at the Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to Aberystwyth, Elan Valley Visitor Centre & Presteigne
  • Admission to Powis Castle and Gardens
  • Admission to Judges Lodgings

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  • 4 nights at the Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to Aberystwyth, Elan Valley Visitor Centre & Presteigne
  • Admission to Powis Castle and Gardens
  • Admission to Judges Lodgings

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self drive highlights

  • 4 nights at the Commodore Hotel, Llandrindod Wells with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to Aberystwyth, Elan Valley Visitor Centre & Presteigne
  • Admission to Powis Castle and Gardens
  • Admission to Judges Lodgings
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Accommodation

Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel is located in the spa town of Llandrindod Wells and offers a relaxing stay with lovely views of the Welsh hills. The hotel features a restaurant, bar, and an outdoor pool (April to September only). All rooms are en-suite and offer tea and coffee making facilities and a flat screen TV. Free Wi-Fi in public areas

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