Sun 28 Jul
5 days
Metropole Hotel

A chance to explore Mid Wales with visits to the Ceredigion Coast, where we spend time in Aberystwyth and enjoy a scenic steam train journey into the Cambrian Mountains. We also visit historic Powis Castle and Gardens and the fascinating Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall, a Grade II listed stately home and one of Wales’ finest examples of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture.


Sunday: We travel to Wales with a stop for lunch, arriving at the hotel mid-afternoon.
Monday: Have a leisurely morning exploring Llandrindod Wells before our afternoon visit to Abbey-Cwm- Hir, where we enjoy a private guided tour with a member of the family who purchased the hall in 1997 and have since restored it to its original Gothic glory.
Tuesday: After breakfast, we head for Powis Castle and Gardens near to Welshpool. The former medieval
fortress has been transformed into a family home with a world-famous garden.
Wednesday: Today we travel to Aberystwyth in time for our morning journey on the Vale of Rheidol Railway, which takes us through beautiful scenery to Devil’s Bridge. There will be free time in Aberystwyth afterwards to explore this popular seaside town.
Thursday:With luggage loaded, it is time to begin the journey home.

Your Hotel

We will be staying at the Metropole Hotel in the centre of Llandrindod Wells. The hotel offers well-furnished public rooms, leisure facilities including indoor pool, sauna, steam room and a gym and spa.
The en-suite bedrooms are served by a lift and have TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities, a small number of rooms with walk in showers are available on request. There will be entertainment on one evening during our stay.

Admission to Abbey-Cwm-Hir, Powis Castle and garden and return rail journey are included