Grand Castles & Ruined Abbeys along
the Welsh Border

Depart Bath on an adventure to the romantic Welsh borderlands to discover Chepstow Castle, one of Europe's great mediaeval fortresses, the romantic ruins of Tintern Abbey & much, much more!

"The best tour I have ever been on!" - Sarah B. Read more reviews.

Overview

Discover one of the most beguiling, time-frozen regions of the UK, the Wye Valley. Forming the border between England and Wales for over a millenia, venture to this ancient and evocative land to discover some of the greatest mediaeval marvels the UK has to offer.

Marvel at the impossibly romantic ruins of Tintern Abbey, once one of the greatest and grandest monasteries in northern Europe. Hear fascinating tales of monastic life whilst gazing at the searing stonework set deep within the stunning, steep-sided valley of the Wye.

Relish a fabulous lunch at an ancient inn in a village that was once a great, bustling town before the Black Death sent it on its way to becoming the tiny back-water it is today.

Spend the afternoon exploring the magnificent Chepstow Castle, first begun in the late 1000s and continually improved until the English Civil War in the 1600s. Climb its thick, stone towers and peer across the river over to England from its imposing walls.

Enjoy stunning countryside, hidden gems and extraordinary drives on a relaxed, yet immersive day out, of the kind that most visitors seek but few encounter.

What's Included

Pick up and return to your Bath accommodation

We also collect guests from the front of Bridgwater House, BA1 1LN.

Enjoy lunch at a beautiful country inn

Lunch is not included (so you can choose whatever you want from the extensive menu).

Discover Chepstow Castle & Tintern Abbey - two extraordinary mediaeval masterpieces

Entrance tickets

All entrance tickets are included in the price of this experience.

Get off the beaten track into ancient, untouched authentic England & Wales

Travel in a luxurious vehicle

Enjoy wide, comfortable seats, air-conditioning, large windows, and on-board refreshments.

What to Expect

  • 9:00am1. Pick up from your accomodation.

  • 1 hour2. Travel west from Bath over the great River Severn and across the Wye river into Wales.

  • 10:00am3. Explore the remarkable ruins of Tintern Abbey.

  • 25 minutes4. Travel through stunning countryside & down narrow lanes.

  • 11:30am5. Visit an extraordinary historic village that was once a bustling mediaeval town.

  • 12:15pm6. Enjoy a fabulous lunch in a characterful country inn.

  • 30 minutes7. Travel through breath-taking countryside on a scenic drive off the beaten track.

  • 2:00pm8. Explore the spectacular Chepstow Castle, one of Britain’s greatest mediaeval fortresses.

  • 1 hour9. Travel back to Bath crossing back into England.

  • 4.15-5:00pm10. Drop back at your accommodation.

    Arrive back in Bath, exhilarated yet relaxed and having enjoyed a day that has exceeded your expectations.

Testimonials

★★★★★


Most amazing day experience!

"The tour guides are all so friendly and inclusive, getting to know them all and everyone else on the tour and sharing the experience with them is what makes it so special. If you want an unforgettable experience, tailored to you and others on the tour, and to get to know some amazing people do book on these tours! You'll learn so much about the beautiful places you visit, the history and also about the cultures and people you share the experience with."

★★★★★


A wonderful trip!!

"We had an excellent day-long excursion! Our tour guide Jules demonstrated a wealth of knowledge, taking us to interesting sights we would not have known to look for. Grateful for his friendly and easy-going nature! Would highly recommend this tour of prehistoric sights and charming towns."

★★★★★


Super Touring Company Super Guides

"Jules #1 and Rolland can't forget Jules #2 and Will, were fantastic or should I say "brilliant!", guides, drivers and new friends. If private, personal and rewarding touring is what you want, this is the company and people for you. Our times together far exceeded our expectations. We loved Bath and the Cotswold villages were like calendar pages. We won't forget our time there."

Get in touch if you have any questions by emailing hello@inandbeyondbath.com.