Wye Valley and MonmouthshireTour ID: 97
This tour delights in picturesque especially when the sun is shining - We can start with the Romans in Caerwent before we find some stones stolen from there to build Chepstow Castle. You have to look very carefully.
Chepstow Castle is a magnificent study in Castle history, perched high above the prettiest river in South Wales. It is no surprise that JWM Turner came to paint it.
From temporal power to spiritual reflection at Tintern Abbey - the elegant remains of the Cistercian Order. It stands in meadows adjacent to the river bordered by wooded slopes.
On to lunch in one of the oldest pubs in the area in the Forest of Dean - the desserts here are worth leaving space for!
We might walk off lunch around the town of Monmouth to find Nelson’s eye or “a little bit of Harry” (king HenryV) or up at the Kymin, once a gentlemen’s dining club or we might go further into the magical landscape to the Sugar Loaf mountain behind Abergavenny for views that stretch for miles.
Other options in the spring and summer could include some of the lovely private gardens in Monmouthshire or a tour of local food producers - we will try and find something that is especially for you.
We will share with you our local knowledge, the factual and anecdotal history and present day delights.