Staying at The Metropole Hotel
4 DAYS | 10th April 2020
This delightful tour gives you the opportunity to experience the magical appeal of Mid-Wales, the land of song, choirs, castles, Celtic connections and splendid countryside. Our base for the tour is the surprising little Victorian town of Llandrindod Wells offering leisurely shopping, beautiful gardens, a museum, theatre, and bowling green. There is superb scenery with lakes, woods and mountains.
The Metropole Hotel is located in the heart of Llandrindod Wells, assuring a warm welcome from its Victorian reception to its modern leisure facilities, which include a small gym, swimming pool and sauna. The hotel boasts the excellent Radnor restaurant, a delightful conservatory and lounge bar. All bedrooms are en suite with a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.
We depart Macclesfield in the morning calling for morning coffee at Bridgemere Garden World en route to Acton Historic Working Farm (as seen on the BBC’s ‘Victorian Farm’). The farm offers a fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century. There will be time for lunch and a stroll around the farm before we continue our journey taking the scenic route to Llandridnod Wells and the Metropole Hotel.
With a morning at leisure in Llandrindod Wells, why not take a stroll around the town, visit the museum or take a dip in the hotel pool? Latemorning we take the short journey to the historic town of Brecon with its 12th century cathedral, two museums and many little narrow streets. You will have time for lunch and a stroll before we board our canal boat for a leisurely trip on the Monmouth and Brecon canal, an historic waterway and fantastic feat of engineering. We cruise through a canal lock and over an aqueduct that carries the canal over the River Usk, all whilst enjoying a Welsh cream tea.
Our tour today takes us on a scenic run to the historic town of Aberystwyth. We will have time for a stroll along the prom and lunch then we will board the train for a trip on the Vale of Rheidol Railway. A masterpiece of the industrial age, although the line no longer carries lead ore from the mines it has been carrying tourists to the beauty spot of Devil’s Bridge for over a hundred years. There will be time for refreshments in the cafe before we board the coach and head back to our hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast we head to The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir for an entertaining guided tour of this fabulous Grade II listed building. There will be time for coffee before we head north making our lunch stop at The British Ironworks Centre, home to beautiful and intricate sculptures. After lunch we make our way home with a short comfort stop en route, aiming to arrive in the Macclesfield around tea time.
£369.00 per person sharing twin/double
£30.00 single room supplement
£26.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT