South Wales offers a great chance to hop back through time. Begin at Tintern Abbey, one of Wales’s finest monastic ruins and its first Cistercian foundation. Move on to Chepstow Castle, whose Great Tower keep was commissioned by William the Conqueror, making it Britain’s oldest surviving post-Roman stone castle.
Chepstow means marketplace in Old English, so there’s your excuse to head down to the high street. It’s a relaxed, arty environment – think Chester or York – complete with niche shopping and handsome Georgian buildings. Intriguing stone sculptures were added in the mid-2000s.
Take a trip to Tintern to see unique shops then cross the river and walk up to Devil’s Pulpit for wonderful views of the Wye Valley. Or walk Offa’s Dyke, past market towns and Iron Age hillforts. At Dewstow Gardens and Hidden Grottoes, you’ll discover lost gardens once buried under tonnes of soil… plus excellent carrot cake in the café.
Try a night out in curious Chepstow, in quirky bars such as the Queen’s Head Micropub and the Lime Tree Café Bar. “And now, racing from Chepstow,” is something you’d hear the continuity announcer say on TV. But go for real and enjoy Caribbean nights, gin and jazz evenings, family racedays and camel derbies.
Enjoy the pleasure of some extra luxuries to make your stay at HOUSE even more enjoyable and relaxing. You can hire in a mobile casino, or a bartender to keep the drinks flowing. Spend the evening sipping the finest wines from around the world with a wine tasting party from Thirty Fifty Wine. Anything is possible.
Capture the magic with a photography session, letting a top local photographer take formal and informal photos of your celebration.
If you would like to indulge in some beauty and health pampering our expert beauty therapists offer a full range of treatments. Get all the luxury of a visit to a five star spa in the comfort of your own seaside getaway.
We’ve top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner on the big day, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning.