We have some of the best holiday homes and big houses in amazing locations across the Welsh borders, featuring some of the finest scenery in the UK. Picturesque countryside awaits offering several relaxing activities to indulge in, from tranquil walking and cycling routes showcasing the area’s pretty wildlife to warm and welcoming tea rooms set within quaint historic villages.
Those with a specific interest in history might enjoy exploring the many ancient castles and ruins in the area, or glimpse into the Welsh Borders’ industrial past and spend an afternoon browsing one of the many museums spanning this delightful stretch of Wales.
A visit to the ancient walled city of Chester is like stepping out of a time machine into a bygone era, where you can shop in the half-timbered galleries of the Chester Rows, explore the almost complete Roman walls, place a bet at the oldest racecourse and stroll around the oldest Roman amphitheatre in the UK, not to mention ogle at the impressive 1,000-year-old cathedral.
For a bit of novelty fun, put Llanymynech on your itinerary, the only town which is split in half by the border, home to a pub which is half in Wales and half in England!
Just over the border, the picturesque town of Shrewsbury features over 600 listed buildings, while Hereford and Worcester boast their fair share of historic architecture and shopping opportunities. Continue your adventures over the border in the Ironbridge Gorge with its fantastic array of 10 family-friendly museums and attractions.
To the south of the Welsh Borders area is the Wye Valley where Hay-on-Wye, famous for its literary connections and over 20 bookshops, can be found. The Wye Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with walking trails in abundance, as well as historic sites such as Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey to explore. Over the border into England is the Forest of Dean which is thought to have inspired JRR Tolkein’s mysterious forests, as well as scenes from the Harry Potter books.
Whatever the dynamic of group you’re taking away, a holiday in the Welsh borders is sure to be a wonderful one.