Culinary Escape in Wales

- 5 Days -
From £950 per person, Dinner Bed & Breakfast

A culinary journey through the intimate valleys and hillsides of Wales.

A magical country that will surprise you at every turn. Explore the Brecon Beacons National Park and its wild landscape of high mountain grasslands and heather plateaus. Discover the beautiful rocky coast, pretty harbour villages and the softest sandy beaches of stunning Pembrokeshire. Take the spectacular winding Cambrian coastal drive north to the rolling mountains and jagged peaks of Snowdonia surrounded by magnificent medieval castles. Wales hillsides are filled with livestock and its rivers teeming with fish which inspire leading chefs from all over the world. Be sure to taste sweet delicate salt marsh lamb inspired by sea lavender, samphire, sorrel, thrift and other saltmarsh grasses.

At a glance

  • A journey of discovery through the intimate valleys and hillsides of Wales
  • Experience its rich medieval history and the warm culture of its rural countryside landscapes
  • Explore the rolling mountains of the Brecon Beacons, its stunning west coast and the jagged peaks of Snowdonia
  • Stay in outstanding country house hotels set in the most scenic of countryside settings
  • Taste delicious food that showcases regional dish specialties and the best local ingredients

Day 1

Wye Valley & Brecon Beacons

Explore the winding steep-sided valley of the lower River Wye, passing through the delightful village of Tintern with its famous abbey. Head deep into the Brecon Beacons National Park and its wild landscape of high mountain grasslands and heather plateaus. Explore its many peaks and its impressive northern rim scalloped with glacier-worn hollows, glacial lakes, rushing streams and spectacular waterfalls. Make a trip to Penderyn Whisky Distillery, to experience the creation of the liquid fire distilled with fresh mountain spring water in a single copper still. Visit Acre Hills south facing biodynamic winery. The Romans first introduced wine to Wales, and 2000 years later this estate produces some astonishingly good sparkling wine. Lunch at one of its famous local gastro pubs like The Hardwick or the legendary Walnut Tree.

Your Accommodation

Llangoed Hall

Deep in the Wye valley, this privately owned 17th-century Edwardian manor house overlooks meadows leading down to the River Wye, on the edge of the national park. This extraordinary house and gardens dates from 1632, and it was first converted into a hotel by Sir Bernard Ashley, husband of Laura Ashley, darling of the textiles…

4 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Day 2 & 3

Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is world renowned for its breath taking seascapes along its 186 miles of coastal path. Ramble through Stackpole estate blessed with soft sandy beaches, wooded valleys and the famous lily ponds. Find Café Mor at Freshwater West and eat fresh lobster rolls watching the Atlantic waves crashing into this dramatic beachscape. Take a boat to Skomer island to experience the Atlantic puffin colony or to the enchanting Caldey, a holy island where Cistercian monks continue the Celtic tradition which began in the 6th Century. Make time to visit tiny St David's, de facto ecclesiastical capital of Wales, a magical city with a spectacular Cathedral. Trek an ancient 8-mile track along the top of the rugged Preseli hills dotted with prehistoric sites and be rewarded with panoramic views across Pembrokeshire and the coastline. Make time to eat at Coast Restaurant in Saundersfoot, famed for its local fish driven menu and glorious views across Carmarthen Bay.

Your Accommodation

Grove of Narberth

You will fall in love with the Grove of Narberth. This wildly romantic privately owned country house hotel is nestled in the heart of the rolling Pembrokeshire countryside with stunning views of the Preseli Hills. At the Grove you can be assured of a warm Welsh welcome and the perfect base to explore everything this…

4 AA red Star Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

Day 4 & 5

Cambrian Coast & Snowdonia

Explore the Cambrian Coast a loosely defined mountain backed strip of land running from Cardigan Bay to the Llyn Peninsular in the north. The winding coastal route is full of spectacular coastal views and takes you through the delightful harbour towns and villages including Aberaeron with its destination dockside bars and restaurants. Discover the legends of Harlech, a pretty village with an imposing medieval castle, perched high like a sentinel overlooking the Irish Sea. Fall for the eccentricities and architectural whimsy of Portmeirion. Snowdonia dominates the dramatic skyline in these parts. If you're not one for hiking to Wales's tallest peak, then enjoy the mountain railway to the top of Mount Snowdon to view the extraordinary panorama across this historic land of myth and legend. As the adventure capital of Wales, Snowdonia offers every outdoor pursuit imaginable from mountain biking, canoeing, gorge scrambling, canyoning and abseiling to mention just a few.

Your Accommodation

Palé Hall

Palé Hall is a beautifully appointed, destination country house hotel offering the perfect retreat. Situated in the tranquil Dee valley this historic Victorian mansion has an idyllic woodland garden rolling down to the banks of the river. The spectacular Snowdonia National Park is on our doorstep. Expect to enjoy exceptional standards of service in a…

5 AA red Star Country House Hotel
3 AA Rosettes

All of our itineraries are designed around you, so please remember that this is just a suggestion which can be tailored into something completely bespoke to you and your preferences.

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