From the local area the coach will head to the 'Forest of Dean & Wye Valley'. The first stop will be in Ross-On-Wye, where there will be free time for lunch.
The coach will depart Ross-On-Wye at 14.30hrs and continue onto to 'Tintern Abbey', where there will be a brief stop (admission not included), before a scenic drive back to the local area.
ROSS ON WYE;
There’s no mistaking Ross-on-Wye in south Herefordshire as a market town. St Mary’s Church spire has shaped the skyline of Ross-on-Wye for over 700 years.
Perched dramatically above the River Wye, Ross is the southern gateway to Herefordshire, the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean and the dramatic Symonds Yat. Just an hour by road from the cities of Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff, it’s no surprise that such a picturesque place has long been a magnet for visitors.
Ross-on-Wye boasts the first purpose built tourist hotel in England, standing proud on the sandstone cliff overlooking the River Wye horseshoe bend. Hailed as the birthplace of modern tourism, Ross-on-Wye was central to the 18th Century Reverend Gilpin spotting a great opportunity and then establishing The Picturesque Wye Tour.
If scenery that leaves you breathless is your thing, then a stop at The Prospect viewpoint in St Mary’s Churchyard in Ross or a stroll along part of the Wye Valley Walk is a must. Take in the River Wye’s horseshoe bend and the stunning south Herefordshire countryside. A clear day offers views across to the Malverns in the east and Black Mountains in the west and the ever present May Hill just over the border into Gloucestershire.
The ruins of Tintern Abbey lie between the River Wye and the A466 road at the southern end of Tintern village. The site is beautiful, with the tidal river frequently changing from a very low flow during Summer low tides to a raging torrent when Winter floods add to the high tides surging up the Bristol Channel.
The hills around the Abbey are covered with woods, changing colour with the seasons. The land upon which the Abbey is set makes the most of the sunlight, the Abbey receiving the benefit of the last of the sun shining down the Angiddy valley.
The above timings and information are subject to traffic conditions, and we reserve the right to make any changes necessary without prior notification.
Coaches for our Day Trips will be in either 'Motts' or 'Crusader' Livery.