Discover some of Britain’s finest countryside on this enchanting break to Ludlow. On this break, we include a traditional horse drawn canal trip along the Llangollen Canal, entry to Powis Castle and gardens and trips to Kidderminster, Oswestry, & Ludlow.
REVISED ITINERARY FOR 2018
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – Our first stop today is in Kidderminster, where you will have enough time for a drink before we continue to our hotel for a four night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.
Day 2 – This morning we enjoy a couple of hours in Oswestry, most of this ancient market town has been designated a Conservation Area, conveying a mixture of architectural styles with many old timber framed houses. Afterwards, we travel to Llangollen, where we have arranged a horse drawn canal trip for you – experience the pleasure of a horse drawn boat trip on the beautiful Llangollen Canal, as you glide gently through the Welsh mountains.
Day 3 – From its ancient Castle to its peaceful streets, exploring Ludlow is a real pleasure and today you are free to enjoy it in your own time. With over 800 years of history and many cafés, shops and greenery all around whatever you decide to do your day will be well spent.
Day 4 – After breakfast we visit the National Trust’s Powis Castle and Gardens, where we have included admission. Perched high on a rock above the world-famous garden terraces, Powis Castle, originally built in 1200, began life as a medieval fortress of the Welsh Princess of Powys. Today it is a captivating example of a military stronghold, which has been greatly preserved and renewed by continual occupation. On our return to the hotel we enjoy a leisurely stop at Coed y Dinas, a spacious country shop and garden centre. Here you will have enough time to enjoy a tea or coffee.
Day 5 – After breakfast we travel to Bridgnorth for a little free time before we return back to the East Midlands.
Feathers Hotel ***, Ludlow
Described by the New York Times as “the most handsome inn in the world” the Feathers Hotel is one of Ludlow’s most popular attractions. Set in a magnificent timber-framed building in the centre of picturesque Ludlow.
Club Class coach travel
4 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast
Llangollen horse drawn canal trip
Excursions to Kidderminster, Coed Y Dinas, Bridgnorth & Oswestry
Free time in Ludlow
Entry to Powis Castle
SKILLS REF: LXWB
DEPARTURE DATE DAYS FROM S/SUPP
Mon 16 April 5 £459 £40