Mid Wales & The Welsh Marches


History and heritage in Wales and England

The rural heart of Wales is delightfully unspoilt, with undulating green hills, secluded valleys and lush forests nestled between the rugged Ceredigion coast and the imposing Cambrian Mountains. The charm of Mid Wales is its tranquil atmosphere which feels a million miles away from the bustling urban centre of Cardiff – it is truly a place to escape from it all and fully relax amongst the splendour of nature, and nowhere is this more striking than in the beautiful Brecon Beacons. Nearby, history abounds in The Welsh Marches, with quaint timbered buildings lining the streets of Ludlow and the nearby 'Black and White Villages'.


From the Ceredigion coastline to Tudor splendour

From £599 per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 30 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

April, May, June, July, August, September, October

Suggested Hotel

The Metropole, Llandrindod Wells

  • Family run, 4-star hotel in an elegant Victorian building
  • Excellent award-winning service
  • Located within Llandrindod Wells, but surrounded by countryside
  • Large restaurant and conservatory offer great views
  • Great public areas for groups, and an outdoor terrace
  • Spa & indoor pool

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


Brecon Beacons Scenic Drive

The rich, velvety folds of the Brecon Beacons form the most iconic natural skyline in southern Wales. Bleakly beautiful, this unspoilt landscape feels truly off the beaten path.

Blaenavon Ironworks

This fascinating, well preserved blast furnace dates back to the 18th century, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is of great historic importance thanks not only to its role in the Industrial Revolution, but also because it was one of the world's foremost producers of iron.


Ancient Aberystwyth is a market town hugging the beautiful Cardigan Bay. The town's past as an elegant seaside resort can be seen in the grand houses lining the promenade, which glow in warm hues when the sun sets over the bay.

Vale of Rheidol Railway

See the spectacular scenery Mid Wales has to offer on a nostalgic sightseeing train that’s been in service for over a century. From Aberystwyth, the powerful steam locomotive winds its way up steep slopes and navigates tight bends, made possible by its narrow track gauge and clever engineering. Enjoy a unique and exhilarating experience whilst enjoying some breathtaking views.

Black & White Villages Trail

The famous 'Black & White Villages Trail' is a route through scenic byways which takes in the iconic villages and towns, revealing some of the prettiest half-timbered architecture in England. The circular trail begins in Leominster and traverses a richly rural landscape.


A pretty market town in Shropshire, Ludlow has its own castle. It is known for its astounding collection of historic, timber-framed buildings.

Berrington Hall (NT)

The grounds surrounding Berrington Hall were the last to be landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. Inside this Georgian property are fine Henry Holland-designed interiors rich with 18th century treasures, alongside fascinating servants’ quarters that ensured a strict divide from family life.


Powis Castle (NT)

Discover the magnificent collection of artwork, tapestries and furniture in this redbrick 13th century castle. As well as hosting some of Wales’ finest paintings, you’ll find exotic treasures from India and the Far East. The beautiful Italian and French influenced garden is overflowing with rare plants and sculptures, making it perfect for a relaxing stroll.

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