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Places to Visit, Things to Do and Days Out in Mid Wales

Mid Wales borders England via the Welsh Marches to the east and the Irish Sea via Cardigan Bay to the west. Places to Visit in Mid Wales The Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon and Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth are listed below.
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The Felin Fach Griffin is a dining pub with rooms nestling near the book town of Hay-on-Wye between The Black Mountains and The Brecon Beacons.
Corris Craft Centre is home to 9 individual craft studios and exciting award winning attractions. A unique range of products are handcrafted on site including pottery, jewellery, wooden toys, candles, chocolates, award winning gin, glass sculptures, forest furniture and herbal lotions and remedies. You can also make your own crafts in many studios. Great cafe and free parking.
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King Arthur's Labyrinth is set deep in the mountains of Southern Snowdonia. An underground boat ride and a magical waterfall transport you into a time of legend
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The garden is laid out around a tangle of streams and ponds and has a huge collection of moisture loving plants growing with lush abundance. Every corner brings surprises and new interest. You can climb the spiral walk of the giant mound walk through a jungle of the huge leaves of gunnera, wander round the wild flower meadow or relax on one of the plentiful benches and admire the beauty. The garden is fun too with stunning follies which have often featured on national TV: there is a castel...
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Explore an 18th century Welsh gentry estate frozen in time at Llanerchaeron An elegant Georgian villa, set in the wooded Aeron valley. Remarkably unaltered for over 200 years, this self-sufficient estate includes a farm, walled gardens and lake. Take time to wander round the 1790's villa with its own dairy, brewery, laundry and salting house. Why not buy some of the seasonal produce grown in the walled kitchen garden? Stroll through the parkland and pleasure grounds with its ornamenta...
Old Chapel Gallery is firmly established as a centre of excellence for casual browsers and serious collectors alike. Lovers of contemporary British arts & crafts can find work by local and nationally established artists and makers, alongside the innovative work of talented newcomers. Exhibitions are held regularly throughout the year.
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Explore the Beautiful Powis Castle Garden Powis Castle´s Garden is laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles. The garden retains its original lead statues, a sunken orangery, hanging gardens and an aviary on a series of spectacularly planted terraces. The fullness and sense of colour here are terrific. In the 18th century an informal woodland wilderness was created on the opposing ridge with fine views over the Severn Valley. On the valley floor are geometric formal gar...
Discover the majestic Powis Castle Powis Castle is built on a high rock overlooking the garden terraces and has been the home of the Earls of Powis for many generations. There is a wealth of fine paintings and furniture, one of the finest collections in Wales. The sister of the 2nd Earl of Powis married the son of Lord Clive in 1784, and the collection of treasures from India, including jade, bronzes and ivory, are displayed in the Clive Museum. Laid out under the influence of Italian ...
Discover the enchanting story of Croft Castle Croft Castle is 15th century Castle sits in the heart of rural Hertfordshire and has been the home of the Croft family since before the Doomsday day book. A National Trust property since the 1950's it has recently gone through refurbishment. Inside you can find fine interiors display period furnishings and paintings, including works by Gainsborough and Lawrence. The house displays photographs, memorabilia and books all belonging to the C...
Explore a beautiful riverside garden at The Weir Used for many years as a spot for swimming, fishing and boating, The Weir in Herefordshire is a riverside garden worth visiting in any season. Carpets of snowdrops then daffodils then bluebells run between ancient trees throughout the spring while summer's warm days are spent by visitors sitting and picnicking by the Wye amidst wild flowers and wild life. In autumn a visit to the walled garden is a must, its ripe seasonal produce burstin...
Explore the stunning grounds at Berrington Hall The gardens at Berrington Hall near Leominster in Herefordshire are classic Capability Brown design. Think 456 acres of sweeping parklands and walkways leading to fabulous viewpoints that show off the landscape at its very best vantage point. There are three marked routes to take which ensure you get fabulous vistas en route. There are Victorian pleasure gardens here an amble through which will take you past glowing yews and along laurel ...
Discover a lifetime of history at Berrington Hall With sweeping views across to the Black Mountains of Wales, it's no wonder that landscaper du jour Capability Brown choose the site that Berrington Hall now stands on for the great architect Henry Holland to build on. Holland then created the neo-classical Berrington Hall, all the time following his employer Thomas Harley's commands that the house show just how much money he had made supplying the British army with clothing. The result ...
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Once a Norman fortress, Ludlow Castle is now a romantic at atmospheric ruin, which is owned privately by the Herbert family. Inside the fortress walls is the 19th century Castle House, which acts as a wedding venue, alongside holiday apartments, charming tea rooms and shops.
Among the latest additions to Ludlow's bludgeoning foodie scene is fashionable Fishmore Hall. A smart and sensitive restoration to its former Georgian glory includes a styled restaurant with minimalist interiors that let the period features and spectacular Shropshire views take centre stage. Modern white table settings showcase David Jaram's original and well conceived dishes. Where possible, he uses ingredients sourced from local producers in the Shropshire Marches to create his own interpre...
Castle House is a family-owned boutique hotel and restaurant in a quiet part of the city of Hereford, just a few minutes' walk from the historic cathedral.
Since 2007, this white washed inn at the side of a winding Welsh country road has been run to huge acclaim by British culinary legend Shaun Hill. Dine in the smartly appointed yet casual dining room, or in good weather take a table on the patio or the idyllic garden. Hill's ingredient led approach encompasses influences from all over the globe. Don't be deceived by the simple presentation, this is technically assured cooking that accentuates flavour. Start with Wye Valley asparagus with more...
Situated in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside Chase Distillery is Britain's first Single-Estate Distillery. Chase's vodka is hand-crafted using potatoes grown on their own farm, to produce an award-winning vodka. This is re-distilled and blended with natural botanicals to produce a Chase gin.
The aim at 1861 is to always produce exceptional food, using local farmers, vegetable producers and butchers. With a keen eye on provenance and carbon footprint, the team strives to create a welcoming environment in which to enjoy a sensational meal.
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Castle Cottage is at the top of the steepest street in the world. Ffordd Pen Llech won the Guinness World Records on the 6th June 2019
Explore the beautiful Attingham Park Gardens Just four miles south-east of the pretty market town of Shrewsbury, Repton-designed Attingham Park Gardens is a gorgeous place to take a stroll whatever the season, with its groves of Lebanon cedars, towering trees and copious shrub land. take a stroll through the stunning deer park where 200 fallow deer roam freely (in the winter, the animals are fed at 2pm on weekends and daily in the Christmas and half term holidays, except Dec 25) or h...
Visit the breathtaking Attingham Park The elegant 18th century mansion Attingham Park, with its three storey ionic portico at the entrance, is a wonderfully grand sight to behold. Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, it sits in stunning parkland between the River Severn and Shrewsbury populated by fallow deer (and much wildlife besides, especially along the five mile stretch of river). Inside the house, don't miss the wonderful Picture Gallery, the dining room set for an evening ba...
Chirk Castle was completed in 1310 during the reign of King Edward I, built on an outcrop above the meeting point of the rivers Dee and Ceiriog. With over 700 years of history, and as the last castle from this period still lived in today, Chirk Castle's many occupants have left behind lavish interiors and a beautiful and eclectic collection.
Discover the eclectic Medieval Fortress, Chirk Castle The Welsh castle was built in 1310 and the last one of Edward I's reign to be inhabited. The National Trust offers a fantastic range of exhibitions and activities at the property. Explore the medieval fortress with its dungeon and murder holes, meet Will the archer and learn how to defend the fortress, take part in a pike drill (but don't get put in the stocks) or sign up for a guided tour to learn a little of the magnificent castl...
Explore a beautiful seasonal Garden at Benthall Hall This charming 19th century terraced garden is small but having once been the domain of botanist George Maw, is stuffed with fabulous items of horticultural interest. Highlights include a gorgeous rose garden, fruit trees, oceans of clematis and peonies and freely naturalised crocuses and daffodils. If you possibly can, get on the tour led by the head gardener who will lead you around the site and give you a wonderful potted history o...
Mansion House Llansteffan is situated in the green and rolling hills of West Wales, looking out across Carmarthen Bay. Set in a charming Georgian mansion, the restaurant, Moryd, has two AA rosettes to its name.
Lose yourself in the tranquillity of Witley Court Gardens Once a grand country house and symbol of an opulent age, it hosted many of the most extravagant parties and royal entertainments of the Victorian period. After a devastating fire in 1937, however, it became one of the country's most hauntingly beautiful ruins. The spectacular gardens have since been renovated and offer a stunning insight to a fascinating collection of plants and shrubs from around the world. Make sure you expl...
Explore the exquisite Dudmaston Gardens Dudmaston is a delightful late 18th, early 19th century 8 acre garden, which is a mass of colour in spring with rhododendrons, azaleas viburnums and daffodils. Recently replanted herbaceous borders, roses, a bog garden and maples give later colour. Enjoy a walk in the Dingle, a wooded valley, the restored rock garden of local red sandstone or the popular `Big Pool´ surrounded by attractive plantings. Old fruit trees, shrubs and large specimen t...
Enter the enchanting world of Dudmaston Dudmaston is a late 17th century house, which has been in continuous family ownership from the 12th to the 20th century. The entrance hall is darkly panelled with a portrait of Jack the Fool. The family rooms contain fine furniture, Dutch oil paintings, as well as an important contemporary collection of paintings and sculpture. Also works by Moore, Hepworth, Chadwick and some modern Spanish paintings. The gardens are a mass of colour in spring a...
Telford Hotel embraces a well-maintained, tree-lined 6,741-yard par 72 course designed in 170 acres close to the Shropshire's Severn Gorge by John Harris and Brian Griffiths in 1976. On-going improvements, including considerable drainage work, have enhanced the course that features tricky, good quality greens and thoughtful bunkering. Ideal for all standards of golfers the hotel is a well-used and popular destination for many golfing groups throughout the year and offers attractive packages....
Stand in awe of the famous Ironbridge Gorge, explore this UNESCO Heritage Site and turn the surrounding countryside into your playground before retreating to the luxurious confines of the spa at Telford Hotel & Golf Resort. Slink into the eucalyptus steam room and breathe in the uplifting aromas, or collapse onto the modern heated loungers and feel your body drink up the warmth. The beamed pool, decked out with ambient lights, ticks all the sensory boxes, turning your average swim into a heav...
One of the finest Championship Links courses in Britain and currently ranked 5th best course in Wales, Ashburnham has hosted prestigious professional and amateur Championships, including two British PGA Championships and the 1976 Martini International Tournament. Chosen as a qualifying venue for the 2014 and 2017 Seniors Open Championship, this event is one in a long line of important events held here since the early 1900s when Harry Vardon, the six time British Open Champion said “The cou...
West Midland Safari Park is an award-winning attraction, located in the heart of England. This is a fantastic family day out which includes incredible animal encounters, amazing exhibits and Theme Park rides!
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1919 is a two AA Rosette award winning restaurant named after the year The Cottage in the Wood started its commercial life as tea rooms. With panoramic Cotswol
Little Malvern Court, a 10 acre garden, attached to a former Benedictine Priory, offers magnificent views over the Severn valley. Laid out as garden rooms aroun
Explore the stunning gardens at Erddig Erddig, remarkable for its delightful 18th century `Dutch´ garden with canal, formal allees, pleached limes, and beautifully trained fruit trees. Later Victorian additions include a flower garden and parterre, yew walk and avenues of monkey-puzzles and wellingtonias. It also contains the National collections of ivy and narcissi.
Explore the fascinating history of Erddig Erddig is one of the most fascinating houses in Britain. Part of this is due to the close relationship that existed between the family and their servants. The state rooms display most of their original 18th and 19th century furniture and furnishings, including some exquisite Chinese wallpaper. The range of outbuildings include the sawmill, laundry, bakehouse and smithy. It houses the largest collections of national trust items. The Stable Ya...
18 Hole Mini Pro Golf Course Golfing Fun For Everyone - No Experience Necessary, just turn up and play! - The Worlds First Chip and Putt Golf Course - All equipment provided or bring your own. - Club house serving hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice creams - Covered riverside seating area, with fun leaderboard to record the best players scores. Play real Mini Golf, on a beautiful Grass Course in a picturesque riverside setting, featuring a unique chip and putt experience with wa...
Discover the history of Tredegar House Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales and one of the most significant late 17th century houses in the whole of the British Isles. For over 500 years it was home to one of the greatest Welsh families, the Morgan's, later Lords of Tredegar, until they left in 1951.The House has been beautifully restored and refurbished by Newport City Council. Its gilded opulent interiors reach a high point in the State Rooms. The most stunni...
You can enjoy the newly refurbished Refectory restaurant at Stanbrook Abbey serving modern British food in a brasserie style setting.
Nestled between the Preseli hills and Pembrokeshire coast, Cnapan oozes family tradition and charm. The intimate, homely dining room includes an exposed stone fireplace with customary horse brasses and crossed swords. However, the menu and wine list are markedly more modish. Quality local foods such as Penclaudd mussels, Preseli lamb and Cardigan Bay scallops feature throughout. International flavours are married to create innovative dishes such as potted crab with hot and sour pickled tiger ...
You might let slip an involuntary 'wow' as you approach Brockencote Hall. The stunning Victorian Country Manor House estate is set in 70 acres of countryside complete with sheep grazing in the fields, a lake and dovecote. You might say 'wow' too when you eat chef Tim Jenkins food because he's a real fine dining star in the making. You'll find plants, flowers and funghi from the hotel's ground in dishes such as pan-fried fillet of brill with confit duck gizzard and Jew's ear mushrooms. Other w...
A traditional country pub, in the countryside near Gloucester. Oak beams, wooden settles, hop vines. One bedroom cottage available & outside dining in Summer.
Home to the Berkeley family for more than 400 years, Spetchley is filled with rare plants, trees and shrubs that have been collected from around the world and nurtured carefully, to create a garden that is inspired and imaginative, with vistas that delight all that see them.
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Explore the beautiful gardens of Wightwick Manor The Wightwick Manor´s 17 acre garden was designed by Alfred Parsons and Thomas Mawson. The main framework consists of large trees with an eye-catching octagonal arbour hung with clematis and roses in the centre of the rose garden. A less formal area has a pool, shrubs and rhododendrons. In addition there are two rows of yews, herbaceous borders and beds containing plants (taken!) from gardens of famous authors such as Tennyson and Dicke...
Explore a beautiful Victorian manor house at Wightwick Manor Wightwick Manor is a Victorian manor house, bought by Theodore Mander in 1887. The house is a wonderful example of the influence of William Morris and the Arts and Craft Movement. Inside most of the wallpaper, fabrics and furniture are by William Morris. The collection of pre-Raphaelite paintings includes work by Millais, Rossetti and Watts. Much of the stained glass is by Charles Kempe and the tiles on the fireplaces are by...
Discover the serenity of Colby Woodland Garden Colby Woodland Garden is an 8-acre garden with a fine display of colour in spring, with masses of dramatic rhododendrons, magnolias, sweetly scented azaleas and camellias, underplanted with bluebells. Later highlights are the summer hydrangeas and autumn foliage. Open and wooded pathways through the valley offer lovely walks. There are some fine trees, including the Japanese cedar cryptomeria japonica, also a walled garden with a rill and ...
Discover a beautiful Edwardian-style garden at Dyffren Gardens Dyffryn Botanic Garden are outstanding Grade I listed Edwardian gardens. They have recently been restored to Thomas Mawson's original 1904 design with the help of a Heritage Lottery grant. This garden has everything - formal lawns, fountains and pools, seasonal beds, trees and shrubs, rose garden, statuary, garden rooms, including Pompeian, Paved Court and Theatre gardens. An arboretum contains trees from all over the world...
Discover Hanbury Hall, a wonderful tribute of the Georgian era Hanbury Hall is a restored formal 18th century garden with fruit trees, wilderness and sunken geometric parterre of clipped box. Architectural features, also restored, include two summerhouses, two timber bowling-green pavilions, an ice-house, pond with solar powered fountains, obelisk and cedar walk. The orangery is well stocked with fruit trees.
Discover Hanbury Hall, a wonderful tribute of the Georgian era Hanbury Hall, in the William and Mary style, was completed in 1701. The staircase, leading from the dark panelled hall, has its walls covered with murals by Sir James Thornhill. In the dining room, which still has its original ceiling, the fireplace is surrounded by fine Rococo work and there are more murals by Thornhill. Also on display is the Watney collection of fine porcelain. The reconstructed 18th century garden, surrou...
Opened in 2018, Palm Court is the ultimate restaurant, dining and eating-out experience in Chester. Unique and unparalleled, Palm Court is a garden room restaurant without compare; bursting with the greenery of the Kentia Palm tree and filled with the calming sounds of bubbling fountains.
Surrender your senses at Spa by Kasia, an opulent oasis of health, wellbeing and beauty within Grosvenor Pulford Hotel. The luxury Cheshire spa is home to world-class product houses, professional and intuitive Spa therapists and indulgent spaces to truly unwind.
The Gunroom Restaurant at Plas Dinas Country House is an award-winning restaurant headed up by Head Chef and TV personality Daniel ap Geraint. It offers a uni
Based in the grounds of the hotel, the 6,579 yard Par 72 course has some classic mature features such as veteran oaks, with greens in impressive condition. There are fine views of the Cotswolds, Malverns and Tewkesbury Abbey. Over the last 18 months, we have benefited from the advice of Peter McEvoy, ex England Amateur Champion and Walker Cup Captain, and international agronomist John Clarkin, who has prepared courses for Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy. We have received many complimen...
We have two dedicated Spa treatment rooms that are managed by the hotel with professional fully trained Spa therapists, employed on a full-time basis. We offer a full range of treatments from massages to manicures and pedicures. The Spa treatment rooms are located in the hotel and the sauna, steam, jacuzzi and swimming pool are in the leisure complex a short one minute walk away. The leisure complex also boasts a fully equipped gymnasium. We have chosen to partner with Natural Spa Fac...
Berkeley Castle is unique, it has been lived in by the same family for almost 900 years - longer than any other fortress in England.
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Experience a wild day out at Dudley Zoological Gardens Learn all about some of the world's rarest animals at Come face-to-face with Sumatran tigers and Asiatic lions; take a walk on the wild side in Lemur Wood and Lorikeet Lookout and watch the mischievous meerkat mob. There are baboons on the bank, the UK's largest colony of Humboldts in Penguin Bay and snakes and lizards in the Reptile House. There's also an amazing birds of prey show in the heart of the 11th century castle and a ...
Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire is a family holiday and short break destination perfect for those wanting to experience Free Range Fun.
Explore Bodnant Gardens, Conwy, Wales There's something so uniquely tranquil about wandering around the 80 acres of grounds at Bodnant Gardens in the truly lovely Conwy Valley in Wales. Think sweeping formal lawns and borders, graceful Italianate terraces and a romantic wild garden and pinetum in what is named The Dell. There's flowering interest across the seasons here with daffodils and bulbs coming to life in spring, rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias bursting forth in April an...
We have 2 dining areas at the Inn. We generally in summer months operate a waiting list system at the door of the Inn. In winter months we operate a more traditional booking system. You may check and book online on our web site .
Discover the secret hiding place of a King and explore its beautiful gardens Moseley Old Hall´s garden has been re-created in the 17th century style. Includes a formal knot garden, a wooden arbour covered with clematis, neat box parterres, a walled garden with topiary and annual borders, an arched pergola hung with two varieties of vines and clematis viticella, and a nut walk. All plants and trees used were known in England in the 1700s. Included fruits are medlar, quince, mulbbery, c...
Discover the secret hiding place of a King Moseley Old Hall is an Elizabethan timberwork house, built in 1600 by Henry Pitt, it was clad in red brick in 1870. It is famous for its association with Charles 11, who hid here after the Battle of Worcester in 1651. The hiding place he used and the bed he slept in can be viewed. On display are a good collection of 17th century oak furniture, panelling and pewter. The attic contains a small chapel and in the roof are many cramped priest hol...
Discover the secret world of nuclear government. For over 50 years this vast underground complex, remained secret, hidden on the outskirts of a sleepy Cheshire town. Declassified in 1993, the 35,000 sq ft underground bunker would have been the centre of Regional Government had nuclear war broken out. Built in the 1950's as part of a vast secret radar network codenamed 'ROTOR'. The bunker today offers a warm welcome to anyone looking for a totally different day out. Entering through massive...
Dive into an underwater education at Anglesey Sea Zoo At Anglesey Sea Zoo they've come up with a raft of ways to engage children in what they are seeing around them. So in the No Bone Zone (who doesn't love that name?) they'll learn what it's like to be an invertebrate, in the lobster hatchery and the seahorse nursery there's a focus on conservation and The Seven Sisters Shipwreck creates a great atmosphere with the sounds of waves crashing about your ears. Of course, there's the shark...
The White House is a family-run restaurant, based in Rhuallt, North Wales. As well as the restaurant, the White House also boasts eight superior en-suite rooms (including 2 suites), a comfortable dog-friendly bar and function room facilities for weddings, conferences,funeral teas and private functions.
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Previously known as the Arkle, our Michelin Starred restaurant was revamped in September 2008 and renamed 'Simon Radley at The Chester Grosvenor' in honour of our highly respected Executive Chef. This gourmet restaurant has retained its much coveted Michelin star since 1990 and is one of only 26 restaurants in the UK to be awarded 4 AA Rosettes. The exceptional menu changes seasonally, and the emphasis is on using the very best, fresh local produce in imaginative and innovative ways. The Ried...
After lapping up the medieval life in Chester city why not try a spot of modern day pampering to round your day off. Take your exhausted feet over to The Spa at The Chester Grosvenor and ease tourist-weary limbs at this peaceful sanctuary. Using luxurious brands, Darphin and Elemis, the spa therapists will usher you into one of their hushed treatment rooms, scattered with relaxing candles and soothing scents. Recline on a comfy treatment bed and indulge your body and senses – choose from a si...
Discover the beautifully preserved Manor House of Clevedon Court Clevedon Court is an outstanding 14th century manor house with parts of a massive 13th century Tower and Great Hall and much of the original building still evident. It has been home to the Elton Family since 1709. A large amount of the interior was altered by the family and the Great Hall is now Georgian with a minstrels´ gallery. The house contains many striking Eltonware pots and vases and a fascinating collection of N...
Explore the beautiful grounds of Penrhyn Castle Penrhyn Castle is a stunning 19th century neo-Norman castle, built for the wealthy Pennant family. Simple parkland surrounds this monumental Penrhyn Castle and garden. Behind it is a fascinating walled garden with formal terrace, parterres, pools and gazebo. Below is a sloping lawn planted with old flowering trees, rhododendrons, camellias, shrubs and a long, hardy fuchsia pergola. There is a bog garden with giant maples, tree ferns and ...
Explore the hidden treasures of Penrhyn Castle Penrhyn Castle is a stunning 19th century neo-Norman castle, built for the wealthy Pennant family. It is crammed with fascinating things including a one-ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria. It houses one of the best art collections in Wales, including paintings by Rembrandt, Gainsborough and Canaletto. The castle´s interiors are decorated with elaborate carvings, hand-made wallpapers and stained glass, and its furniture collection with ...
The Curious Kitchen at Aztec Hotel & Spa is a AA Rosette award-winning restaurant. Sourcing local produce to offer a unique menu from breakfast through to dinner. The Curious Kitchen also offers additional extras of brunch and afternoon tea.
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Aztec Hotel and Spa is a 4-star, purpose-built hotel catering for family breaks, meetings, events and weddings. It offers superb bedroom suites, a spa, gym and treatment rooms to help guests enjoy a supremely relaxing stay. Food and drink are a speciality, with extensive use of local supplies at The Curious Kitchen.
Explore the beautiful gardens of Plas Newydd Plas Newydd garden has both formal and informal styles. With magnificent views of the Snowdonia Peaks. The open-plan garden containing shrubs planted in the lawns to the more formal Italian-style garden to the front of the house. Where the conservatory once stood on the top terrace, there is now an arbour with water falling to a pool, with its Italianate fountain, on the bottom terrace. Major restoration of the Italiante garden is on-goin...
Explore Plas Newydd Plas Newydd is an impressive 18th century house by James Wyatt which is famous for housing Rex Whistler´s largest painting and an exhibition about his work. The interior is a mix of classical and Gothic and was restyled in the 1930s. There is also a military museum containing, uniforms and campaign relics of the 1st Marquess of Anglesey, who commanded the cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo. Set on the banks of the Menai Strait, with a fine spring garden, summer terr...
Perhaps taking its inspiration from the historic spa town of Cheltenham, the wellbeing retreat at Cheltenham Chase Hotel in Gloucestershire is designed for indulgent healing. This boutique hotel, overlooking the beautiful Cotswolds, will have sore sightseeing feet well tended to, sallow 9-5 complexions boosted and overworked minds fully relaxed. There's a terrific treatment menu of spa therapies and grooming services available to experience in two candlelit rooms – from signature rituals to b...
The excellent food and levels of service keep guests coming back to Dawson's Restaurant. The menu changes in line with the seasons, and makes use of the best Welsh produce, all prepared in-house by a talented team.
The Greenway Spa is the perfect playground for those who want some serious rural respite. Blending seemlessly with the serenity of its Cotswolds location, the luxurious and characterful Elan Spa is home to a fine crop of beauty names including Comfort Zone for top-to-toe relaxation and rejuvenation, Mama Mio for pre- and post-natal pampering, Nailtiques and Orly for finishing touches and The Natural Spa Factory for scrumptious seasonal spa scrubs. Situated within a historic Elizabethan manor ...
Noah's Ark Zoo Farm is a zoo set on a working farm in 100 acres of beautiful, peaceful North Somerset countryside just 6 miles from Bristol.
The Greenway's modern British cuisine focuses on wholesome and refined cooking and draws from the best of local produce. The a la Carte luncheon menu is designe
Located a short walk from the hotel, the Spa has a large indoor pool with spa bath, steam room and sauna, gym, Club Room and five treatment rooms. Beauty and well-being treatments are offered using products by Aromatherapy Associate, Environ, Caci, Bioslimming, 5DFacial and Jessica Nails. Guests love the tranquil atmosphere and relaxing indoors or outside on the sunny terrace.
Being one of Birmingham's best attractions, The Birmingham Botanical Gardens offers something for everyone, be it one of the four stunning glasshouses showing tropical rainforest to arid desert, playground, tearoom and garden gift shop all surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK.
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Explore the stunning Gardens of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield, the original garden is thought to have been laid out in the 1840´s. Currently there is a huge restoration project underway to bring this impressive estate back to its former glory. The garden is Grade II* listed and is one of the top 500 parks and gardens in England. Divided into three ballustraded terraces and separated from the park by a ha-ha, originally surrounded by an impressive pleasure garden planted with trees and shr...
Discover the fascinating history of Tyntesfield Tyntesfield is a spectacular Victorian country house, remodelled by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs as a family home. It is an extraordinary Gothic Revival, with extravagant towers and turrets. The original interior is still intact with an unrivalled collection of Victorian decorative arts and there is a sumptuously decorated private Chapel built by Sir Arthur Blomfield. It is surrounded by 500 acres of landscaped gardens. Conservatio...
Set in the core of the moving Cheshire field, the 18-opening Championship and Premier Golf Courses and 9-gap Arderne course have set up Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa as an unmistakable world class championship golf venue. With a decision of 3 brilliant courses, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is the principal decision for your golf occasion; a restrictive private capacity setting is additionally accessible.
When in Cheshire, indulge yourself. That's the motto at Macdonald Portal Hotel, nestled among the rolling countryside, where you're encouraged to take to the indulgent surroundings of its stunning spa. Kitted out with all the sumptuous mod-cons, there's a proper thermal suite including infrared sauna, rock sauna and aroma steam room for hot and cold sensations, and a tranquil 18m pool to swim your troubles away. Reward your skin with an ultra hydrating facial using Decleor formulations or bro...
The Rookery Hall hotel & Spa is designed to create a sense of warmth, security, luxury and blissful relaxation.
The Orangery Restaurant menus are inspired by their historic building and grounds which include their 70 year old kitchen herb garden, fruiting apple and damson trees and a small fig tree. This Redditch restaurants menus change seasonally and they use an abundance of locally sourced and grown ingredients from field, land and sea.
Rookery Hall Hotel and Spa's AA Rosette restaurant in Cheshire offers modern British favourites which showcase the best of the season's flavours.
Two hundred acres of parkland, views of Snowdonia – what's not to love about this handsome 17th century country house? Crystal chandeliers and open fireplaces g
Discover Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is housed in a grade II listed building in the heart of the city, its status as one of Britain's most important museums underlined by its prominent position. Opened in 1885 and now with more than 40 galleries for visitors to inspect, the museum is stuffed with fascinating objects, from fine art and jewellery to artefacts from ancient Greece and ethnographical finds. Birmingham's art gallery is most famous for ...
Lamphey Court Spa, set in the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside, offers a full range of spa treatments and leisure facilities. Only the very best, most experienced therapists are selected, and the skin care brands in use have been carefully chosen to provide the most effective and beneficial treatments.
Offering an extensive range of treatments for both men and women, The Beauty Lounge is the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Set in the heart of the Redland area of Bristol, this stylish gastropub sports first floor “supper rooms” available for private hire and an outdoor terrace in addition to the bar and handsome main dining area. Ex- Le Manoir chef Simon Bradley applies both classic and modern European cookery techniques to West Country produce. The a la carte menu includes dishes such as organic steak and kidney pie with creamed potatoes and Guinness gravy and roasted fillet of line caught cod with steamed spi...
Boutique manor with 2 AA rosette restaurant offering a scrumptious locally sourced Cotswolds menu served by a warm and welcoming team.
Discover the delightful family history of Coughton Court A vast Tudor House surrounded by beautiful gardens, the history of Coughton Court and the Throckmorton family who have lived there for 600 years is a fascinating one. The house, in Alcester near Redditch, is home to a collection of Catholic treasures whose existence today is testimony to the resilience of a family who were leaders in a dangerous post-Reformation age of anti-catholicism. Peruse the portraits that line the walls of...
The RWA – Bristol's first art gallery - is proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to the South West. Their vision is to be the South West's leading centre for the exhibition, exploration and practice of the visual arts, recognised as a place that enriches and nourishes the lives of people from all communities and backgrounds.
At the Limes they pride themselves on delivering high quality service; it starts with a warm welcome right through to desserts and coffees to finish.
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Discover the underwater world at Blue Planet Aquarium Blue Planet Aquarium provides an incredible voyage of discovery through the underwater world from freshwater lakes and streams to mangrove swamps, rocky shores, stunning coral reefs and mighty ocean depths. Blue Planet Aquarium has the largest collection of Sharks in Europe including awesome three-metre-long Sand Tiger Sharks in a 3.8 million litre Caribbean Reef viewable from a 70-metre underwater tunnel! Other displays are home t...
Set in the grounds of Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House in Bristol with stunning countryside views, Marco Pierre White has created a superior steakhouse with a buzzy up-tempo atmosphere. It's a classy yet unpretentious affair. Tables are smartly laid with crisp white table linen and sparkling glassware and cutlery, and yet it's the type of restaurant where it's not frowned upon to order a pint with your steaks should you please. There's a private dining room for those more intimate events. T...
At The Lion Inn, you can enjoy delicious home-cooked, locally-sourced food and a great selection of beer, wine and spirits in a beautiful, relaxing environment that dates back to the 15th Century. The Lion is a place you can walk into on your own or go with friends and family for coffee and cake, bar snacks, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner, stay the night or the week and know that you will receive a warm welcome and be well looked after. The constantly changing menu can also be enjoyed a...
Discover the beautiful Aston Hall The grand Jacobean Aston Hall in Birmingham is municipally owned and now houses the best part of the city museum and art gallery's artefacts with period furniture, paintings, textiles and silver adorning its lovely rooms. Built between 1618 and 1635, the Aston has seen its fair share of historic moments – it was seriously damaged after an attack by parliamentary troops in 1643 and you can still see the hole in the staircase where a cannonball arrived ...
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The majesty of Crewe Hall, a mighty grade I listed house in Cheshire that's all marble fireplaces and stained glass windows, can be appreciated in more ways than its fine architecture. Step into the spa and revel in another sort of cultural escape – one that allows your mind and body to totally bliss out. Slink into the sauna and steam room and cleanse your mind of life's troubles, lay on the heated loungers and ease tired backs or retreat to the moody relaxation area and fall asleep in the w...
Discover Sarehole Mill, the inspiration for Lord of The Rings Principally known for its association with JRR Tolkien who used it as his inspiration for the Shire in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Sarehole Mill in Birmingham is one of only two working watermills in the city. Dating back to 1750, Sarehole now sits amidst the Birmingham suburbs yet the hustle and bustle of daily life feels far behind when you stroll along the millpond which is a home for flocks of kingfishers, mallar...
Idyllically positioned on the edge of the enchanting Delamere Forest, the award winning Fishpool Inn is a cosy, characterful inn dating back to the 18th century. Serving real ales from local micro-breweries, fine wines and freshly prepared food using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, the menu features traditional home comforts such as their popular 'Pie of the Day, along with modern British and European dishes and 12' pizzas freshly baked in their Woodstone Oven. The Fishpool is a...
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway takes you back to the age of steam, with stations dotted through the heart of the Cotswolds from Cheltenham to Broadway
Sitting in the heart of the Delamere countryside in rural Cheshire, Abbeywood Gardens are part of a 45-acre family estate. Whether you fancy a woodland stroll with the dog or want to inspect the beauty of the informal and formal gardens, this tranquil spot makes for a lovely day out. Do the 2km wildlife walk incorporating 27 acres of mature and newly-planted woodland, take in the spectacular views of the Utkinton Hills, take the children to the outdoor play area or just sit and have a relaxed...
Shugborough Estate is a rich blend of landscape, monuments, gardens and architecture, shaped by travel and adventure. Open under the National Trust since March 2017.
Explore the wonderful Georgian manor of Shugborough Estate Shugborough is the ancestral home of the 5th Earl of Lichfield, who as Patrick Lichfield is known worldwide as a leading photographer and part of the house is pays homage to its former resident. The 18th century house contains a fine collection of ceramics, silver, paintings and French furniture. In the original extensive servants´ quarters there is a working kitchen and laundry and a nearby brewery. The 18 acre Grade I listed...
One of the most beautiful hotels in the Cotswolds, Buckland Manor is set in ten acres of grounds in a peaceful corner of the village of Buckland.
The Lygon Bar & Grill is a relaxed and informal eating space at the heart of Broadway, set in the historic The Lygon Arms. The grill offers a seasonal British menu that celebrates fantastic local ingredients in a relaxed yet imaginative way. The highest-quality produce is at the heart of all dishes and has stemmed from friendly and sustainable relationships with Cotswolds suppliers, farmers and artisans to create a varied all-day dining menu.
Grown into the idyllic Cotswold countryside sits the Lygon Spa, a tranquil haven of peace away from the hustle and bustle. Guests are encouraged to have a swim in the indoor pool covered by a retractable roof, perfect for summer days, or relax and indulge in a range of treatments designed to let one unwind, rejuvenate and renew.
A fantastic year-round family attraction, comprising of plenty of activities both indoor and outdoor, to keep all ages entertained whatever the weather!
The King's Arms is a cosy award-winning country inn nestled deep within the stunning Cotswold countryside. As a true countryside pub, they also serve delicious British cuisine using the best seasonal and locally sourced produce. The menu offers a wonderful range of dishes to satisfy every palette. Daily specials are handwritten on a blackboard and are cleverly complimented with a selection of lighter snacks. Set menus are also available. Sink into comfortable leather arm chairs while wa...
Discover the hidden treasures of Snowshill Manor and Garden A Cotswold home packed with unusual treasures collected by one Charles Wade, Snowshill Manor and Garden near Broadway in Gloucestershire is a brilliant day out. The house itself is a wonderland of interesting items but the garden is just as glorious (look out for many curiosities dotted about the grounds). This is just the perfect place to sit awhile and relax while the children run around playing hide and seek. Hidden vista...
Discover the hidden treasures of Snowshill Manor and Garden Set in the Cotswolds, Snowshill Manor House was extended in Elizabethan times by adding a floor above the hall. It contains Charles Paget Wade´s extraordinary collection of craftmanship and design. There are toys, musical instruments, clocks, weavers and spinners tools and a large collection of Japanese Samurai armour. Wade installed old panelling, barrel vaults and a maze of passages and the whole house is filled with curi...
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Discover the world of pottery at Gladstone Pottery Museum Stoke on Trent has become synonymous with pottery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum tells the tale of this part of England and its artistic pedigree. This is the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country and it has been beautifully preserved to be a living legacy on this area's amazing creative heritage. You'll discover how bone china tableware was made in the original workshops and glimpse the giant bottle kilns o...