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Sunday 4th to Thursday 8th June 2023 - Enjoy a holiday in the scenic heart of Wales staying in Llandrindod Wells visiting the Elan Valley, Powis Castle, Aberystwyth and Hay-on-Wye. Enjoy a Brecon canal cruise and a steam train ride. From £585pp.

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Central Wales is beautiful. Enjoy the scenery of the Elan Valley, breathtakingly beautiful Powis Castle with its gorgeous gardens, a nostalgic train journey on the Vale of Rheidol Railway, a trip on Aberystwth's Cliff Railway and browse the book-shops of Hay-on-Wye along with the castle ruins and vast array of quirky, independent shops.

 

The Metropole Hotel and Spa, Llandrindod Wells****

Located in the elegant spa town of Llandrindod Wells, The Metropole is a family-owned 4-star hotel in the ‘grand’ style. There are 109 bedrooms set across three floors. Each bedroom has en-suite facilities, with lift access to all floors, a traditional restaurant and lounge combine with contemporary bars and a separate brasserie. There’s free WIFI throughout the hotel. The hotel offers a heated swimming pool and thermal whirlpool spa and a full range of Spa treatments. All the en-suite bedrooms have flat screen TVs, trouser press, hair dryer, tea and coffee making facilities and free WiFi. 

 

Your Holiday includes:

  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Full Welsh Breakfast

  • Visit to Powis Castle (National Trust)

  • Guided tour of Elan Valley & visit to the visitors centre

  • Visit to Aberystwyth with trip on the Cliff Railway

  • Steam Train ride on the Rheidol Railway

  • Free time in Hay-on-Wye and Brecon

  • Canal Cruise on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal

  • Travel by Tally Ho Coach with on-board facilities, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning

  • Accompanied by our Tour Manager

 

£585 per person based on two sharing twin/double room. No supplement for first 5 singles, then £118pp.

Sunday 4th June

We leave Devon and head into the heart of Mid Wales in the spectacular Elan Valley to our hotel with stops on route. Arriving with time to settle in and unpack, before enjoying dinner in the hotel restaurant.

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Monday 5th June

After breakfast, we visit the Elan Valley visitors centre. One of their knowledgeable rangers will come aboard our coach and take us on a fascinating 1.5 hour tour, taking in 4 dams as we travel in a clockwise direction through the valley. On return to the visitors centre we spend a bit of time to visit the exhibition. In the afternoon we visit Powis Castle - a Medieval castle dramatically positioned above celebrated gardens. There is an amazing collection of paintings, sculpture, furniture and tapestries inside the castle. Dating back 300 years, the gardens are steeped in history.

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Tuesday 6th June

Today we travel to The Vale of Rheidol Railway and step aboard a steam train for a nostalgic trip along the line from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge - a spectacular, scenic trip through ancient woodlands nestled in the magnificent Cambrian Mountains. In the afternoon we have time in seaside town of Aberystwyth. Here we enjoy a ride on the Cliff Railway - once at the summit visitors can experience the views afforded by the one of the world's largest camera obscuras, which offers a bird's eye view of 1000 square miles of land and seascape. We take a scenic drive back to our hotel, giving you time to relax before dinner.

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Wednesday 7th June

After breakfast, we head to Hay-on-Wye, a beautiful town on the Welsh border famous for its huge number of book shops and an array of quirky, independent shops and medieval ruins. We then travel on to Brecon for a canal cruise passing through a canal lock and over an aqueduct over the River Usk. Afterwards enjoy some free time in Brecon with time to visit the Cathedral if you wish (entrance fee applies).

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Thursday 8th June

Today we head home to South Devon with comfort stops on route.

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D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Exeter Exeter Motorway Services
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Bus Stop by Library
Plymouth 1 Plymouth Derry's Cross
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Totnes KEVICC Totnes KEVICC

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Station Yard Industrial Estate
Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1ES

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