A Welsh Choir & Abbey Cwm Hir Hall at Christmas

A Welsh Choir & Abbey Cwm Hir Hall at Christmas

Enjoy Carols as only a Welsh choir can sing them and the Victorian splendour of Abbey Cum Hir Hall at Christmas

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Enjoy Carols as only a Welsh choir can sing them and the Victorian splendour of Abbey Cum Hir Hall at Christmas

Llandrindod Wells

Llandrindodd Wells evolved from a small farming community into a popular resort and Spa town where Victorians flocked to take the waters. You can still try the waters at the Chalybeate Spring in the Rock Park and see the wonderful architecture from that time all around the town.

Llandrindod Wells is the fifth largest town in Powys. It is locally nicknamed "Llandod".

During the mid-18th century the 'healing qualities' of the local spring waters attracted visitors to the area resulting in an economic boom with the building of a 'splendid' hotel at Llandrindod Hall. A period of relative decline during the late 18th and early 19th centuries was reversed with the construction of the Heart of Wales Line making Llandrindod accessible from the Midlands and North West of England, and South Wales.

 

Abbey Cwm Hir Hall

The Hall has the most unique Christmas spectacle in the UK. All 52  rooms decorated to individual themes between 1st Nov and 6th Jan. No other property in the UK offers such a spectacle.

 

Chester & Chester Christmas Market

Shoppers are in for a magical time at Chester Christmas Market with over 70 traditional wooden chalets situated in the heart of Chester, all wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree.

There will be an abundance of festive treats and gifts on offer, including quality local and regional products, crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, unique gifts and stocking fillers which are sure to make the perfect present!

Don’t forget to sample the delicious hot food and drinks, including tasty mulled wine and hot chocolate; the perfect way to keep warm whilst enjoying the market.

Open 7 days a week, 10am to 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday, with late night shopping on Thursdays until 8pm and until 7pm on Friday and Saturday to fulfill all your festive shopping needs.

 

 

 

Friday 23rd Nov

A morning departure as we head south to Barton Grange garden centre for a coffee stop before continuing on to Shrewsbury. Time at leisure for lunch in this lovely medieval Market town situated on the River Severn close to the Welsh Border. We complete our journey via Welshpool to Llandrindod Wells and our hotel the Metropole. Tea, coffee and mince pies are served on arrival. Dinner is served in the hotel restaurant and entertainment tonight is provided by a local Welsh Choir singing Christmas carols and hymns.

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Saturday 24th Nov

This morning we make a visit to Abbey Cwm Hir Hall. Over the festive period, this Grade II* listed Victorian Gothic historic house offers what it calls 'the most unique Christmas spectacle in the UK', all 52 rooms of the hall are decorated with stunning individual yuletide themes with a truly astonishing collection of clothing, toys, memorabilia, enamel signs, and much more, making this the perfect place to celebrate a Victorian Christmas. Take a guided tour to hear the stories how the house was built in 1834 by Thomas Wilson, the great Victorian improver and doubled in size in 1869, learn of the restoration of the house and gardens and discover the histories of the thousands of collectible items. We return to Llandrindod Wells mid afternoon for some time at leisure in this lovely Victorian town. Dinner in the hotel.

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Sunday 25th Nov

Following breakfast in the hotel, we head north via Oswestry and Wrexham to Chester. Time to visit the Chester Christmas Market with over 70 traditional wooden chalets situated in the heart of Chester, all wrapped around a sparkling Christmas tree.There will be an abundance of festive treats and gifts on offer, including quality local and regional products, crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, unique gifts and stocking fillers which are sure to make the perfect present! We are due home early evening.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Metropole Hotel

Built in 1896 the Metropole Hotel was originally the largest hotel in Wales upon completion.

Still privately owned by Justin Baird-Murray, Great Great Grandson of the founder, The Metropole Hotel and Spa, remains the highest AA rated hotel and spa in mid Wales and provides the perfect venue for a wedding, conference or a short break in Wales.

Wonderful surrounding countryside complements the splendour of this Victorian-style, holiday and conference hotel in the centre of the spa town of Llandrindod Wells.

The 120 en suite rooms are equipped to a very high standard. Bedrooms have been designed in a contemporary style, are spacious and furnished to a high standard. All rooms benefit from free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, tea & coffee making facilities, toiletries, hairdryer and key card access. All floors are serviced by lifts at the front and rear of the hotel. Room service is available.

There is also a superb indoor leisure spa and state-of-the-art gym facilities, complemented by an award-winning restaurant. A superb three course menu is available each evening, served in the elegant surroundings of our Restaurant and Conservatory.

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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