The Victorian Spa Heritage experience offers a glimpse into the rich Victorian history of Llandrindod Wells and combined with activities in the beauty of Mid Wales will provide an unforgettable short break holiday for all ages. Enjoy the splendour of the Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir, the comfort of Highland Moors Guest House and exquisite dining at Jules restaurant and much more.
Llandrindod owes its fame entirely to the mineral springs which came to public notice as far back as 1670, and in 1755 Dr. Linden, a well-known scientist wrote ’I have not met with any kind that can surpass these waters’.
Highland Moors is now the last remaining Hydro Spa Hotel in Wales purpose built on 6 acres with six springs by Thomas Heighway around 1900 who has previously founded many springs in the Rock Park. Highland Moors has been a hotel, a military hospital, a sanitorium school, a convent, a foster home and now a guest house great for a short break.
There are 13 spacious rooms, including huge family rooms and elegant bay rooms with luxury walk-in shower ensuites. All rooms have TVs, hospitality trays, and comfy chairs. The guest lounge offers evening comfort with sofas, real log fire, pool table books and games. There is secure off-road parking and lockup. Families and children needs are catered for and are very welcome. Wifi and broadband is available free.
The package includes a visit to the fascinating National Cycle Museum once the Automobile Palace and the lovely Radnorshire Museum located in the centre of Llandrindod Wells. You can visit the Rock Park originally the Rock House Estate where up to 30 springs were found, the lake, the railway line which opened in 1865, the Grand Pavilion and the famous Thomas Shop, Penybont first built in 1730’s. Also included is a trip to the unique Red Kite centre – Gigrin Farm which attracts hundreds of kites each afternoon. Why not visit the stunning Elan Valley while you are there. Visit our website for a suggested itinerary or a list of many other exciting activities you could consider.
Within a setting of breathtaking beauty, history and romance, the Hall and its 12 acres overlook St.Mary’s Church and the ruins of the 12th century Cisterian “Abbey of the Long Valley” containing the monk’s and the grave of Llewellyn the Last. The Hall at Abbey-Cwm-Hir is Grade II listed as one of Wales finest examples of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture. Built in 1834 by Thomas Wilson the great Victorian improver it was bought by Paul &Victoria Humperston who have spent 10 years restoring it to a building of Gothic Victorian splendor. Their achievements have been widely acclaimed throughout Wales. Tours of all 52 rooms of the house and access to all 12 acres of landscaped gardens are available daily throughout the year and focus on history and architecture, interior design, collections and gardens and grounds.
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