Rambling through the Wye Valley, the ruins of Tintern Abbey come into view – beauty in stone in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The chants of long-ago monks seems to echo round these stones.
Perhaps the most unspoilt river valley in Britain, the Wye flows though breathtaking scenery rich in both Welsh and English history. From the source of northern Wales down to the Bristol Channel, the river passes many evocative and famous sites – Symonds Yat, Kilvert country, Tintern Abbey – and conjures up vivid memories of the 19th century Wye-tourers in search of the ‘picturesque’.
The area enjoys a relatively mild climate and its vineyards continue the tradition of producing wines probably started by the Romans. Over 800 years ago an abbey was built at Tintern and its ruins still stand tall. Further downstream lies the historic border town of Chepstow with its early Norman, stone built castle.
We’ll follow sections of the Wye Valley Walk, the Offa’s Dyke Path and surrounding trails meandering along the hillsides high above the majestic River Wye often emerging at superb viewing points such as Symonds Yat Rock and the Eagle’s Nest. We can take in the area’s rich history and discover the myths and legends of these borderlands.
Price based on sharing a twin room with private facilities. No single room supplement.
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We stay for seven nights at the cosy three-star Lindors Country House Hotel near St Briavels.
Sitting above the Wye Valley in nine acres of beautiful gardens with streams and little waterfalls, Lindors Country House is an idyllic base from which to walk the southern part of the Offa's Dyke Path. Enjoy the comfortable lounges, where you can be served drinks by friendly staff or the pleasant restaurant, providing good food, sourced locally whenever possible. There’s also an attractive good-sized heated indoor pool.
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Rooms are en-suite and have tea and coffee making facilities and TVs.
Accommodation is on a half board basis with breakfasts and dinners taken at the hotel. Picnic lunches are not included but can be purchased from the hotel if requested in advance.
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