The Welsh Borders is a region of North Wales which shares its borders with Cheshire and Shropshire. Bursting with variety the area is almost a different country with a different atmosphere. Our holiday includes a cruise on the longest water aqueduct in the world, a visit to one of Britain’s finest historic houses as well as exploring the Roman walled city of Chester.
Depart South Wales and travel to the Beaufort Park Hotel.
Day 2 – Chester and a Boat Cruise
We make the short journey across the border to Chester, one of England’s most beautiful and historic cities. For your added enjoyment we include a guided boat cruise on the River Dee.
Day 3 – Mold & Erddig House
We spend the morning in the traditional market town of Mold before travelling to Erddig House for the afternoon. Widely acclaimed as one of Britain's finest historic houses, Erddig is a fascinating yet unpretentious early 18th-century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentry family over 250 years. The extensive downstairs area contains Erddig's unique collection of servants' portraits, while the upstairs rooms are an amazing treasure trove of fine furniture, textiles and wallpapers. Outside, an impressive range of outbuildings includes stables, smithy, joiners' shop and sawmill. The setting is a superb 18th-century formal garden and romantic landscape park. From Erddig we travel back to the traditional market town of Mold for free time before returning to the hotel.
Day 4 – Llangollen & Aqueduct Cruise
Today we make the journey south via the Horseshoe Pass to Llangollen. This small town has a wealth of independent shops to browse and interesting places to visit. You can take a stroll along the Victoria Promenade to the Riverside Park or watch the river tumble down beneath the bridge. In the afternoon we board the motorised canal boat at Trevor for a 45 minute trip including commentary, with two crossings of the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built between 1795 and 1805. Thomas Telford’s towering masterpiece is an incredible 126 feet high and 1,007 feet long and is now on the world map as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After breakfast depart for home.
Beaufort Park Hotel
The Beaufort Park Hotel is an independently run hotel located just a short drive from the historic market town of Mold and set in the attractive North Wales countryside.
- All bedrooms are en-suite with direct dial telephone, TV, trouser press, hair dryer and hospitality tray.
- Orchard Restaurant.
- The Arches Bar.
- The Coffee Lounge.
- No lift – ground floor rooms available.
Hotel does not have rooms with walk-in showers
All disabled guests and staff are to use the main entrance in to the hotel. The main entrance gives access to Guest Rooms, Public Bar and Function Rooms and is on the level.
There is a same level disabled toilet located opposite the Westminster function rooms. This has good access. Grab rails and an emergency pull cord in case of difficulty. There is also ground floor same level
toilet facilities located in the coffee shop area, adjacent to the Orchard Restaurant and opposite the Westminster Suite function Room.
There is accommodation on the ground floor consisting of 24 Twin Rooms 5 Standard Doubles 2 Executive Suites and 1 Executive Double.
Corridors and Bedrooms are carpeted and bathrooms have slip resistant flooring. Although none of the rooms have specifically adapted bathrooms with walk in shower facilities, we do have a number of rooms which are ground floor with extra grab rails, wider doorways and turning spaces.
There are no steps within the ground floor area of the reception, public bar, function rooms or ground floor guest rooms.
Throughout the public bar is a mix of carpeted area and exposed stone flooring.
The first floor has 73 accommodation rooms. The stairs to the first floor are accessed off the main reception area and there is no lift available.
All prices are per person for the duration of the holiday or short break.