Warner Break - Holme Lacy

Warner Break - Holme Lacy

5 day tour staying at this Georgian grade I listed building set in 20 acres of landscaped gardens, including excursions


5 day tour staying at this Georgian grade I listed building set in 20 acres of landscaped gardens, including excursions


Hereford is a city of great antiquity. Its medieval bridge across the River Wye and the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Ethelbert towering above it, stand as monuments to its distinguished past. The City dates from the 7th century and the Cathedral from 1079 AD, making it one of the oldest in England. Its true origins may by earlier, its strategic position being based on geography as much as politics. Hereford is situated amid extensive rural landscape close to the Welsh border in the United Kingdom. Hereford is the home of the largest cider maker in the world and was the birthplace of the famous Hereford breed of cattle. The city is a gateway to Mid and SW Wales and lies on the the important road and rail links between South Wales and the NW of England.


Monmouth is a Welsh border market town situated at the confluence of the Rivers Wye, Monnow and Trothy. With its bustling main street it makes a great destination for a holiday or a day out. Perhaps best known as the birthplace of Henry V, Monmouth boasts a whole host of historical sites, people and buildings from the Nelson Garden to The Town Hall. It has a medieval 13th-century bridge over the river Monnow, unique in Britain as it is the only preserved bridge of its design remaining.

Ross on Wye

Ross on Wye nestles in the South Herefordshire countryside and is an ancient town with panoramic views overlooking the River Wye. The town sits on a high on a sandstone cliff and has peaceful gardens and excellent walks beside the River. Ross has a long and varied history and first appears in records of 1016 and has a 13th Century Church and a Market House from the 17th Century. Ross-on-Wye boasts to having been one of the first recorded attempts to beautify a town for the benefit of its residents. Originally it was known as "Ross" but became "Ross-on-Wye" in 1931 due to confusion with other places of the same or similar name. Ross-on-Wye came into the forefront of British tourism when it became a part of the Wye Tour and it remains a popular tourist centre right up to the present day.


Ledbury is a market town with a timeless, unhurried quality about it. Rich in history it existed as an early Saxon settlement before being described as Liedeberge (Leadon Hill) in the Domesday Book. It has excellent examples of Norman, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian architecture and a history that includes the Battle of Ledbury (1645) and the Turnpike Riot (1735). Rising from the Vale of Leadon, Ledbury is nestled beneath the ancient Malvern Hills  - a major local attraction.


Tewkesbury is an ancient settlement at the meeting of the rivers Severn and Avon. The surrounding rivers and flood plain have prevented the old town from expanding so that its long thin profile has hardly altered since the middle ages. Tewkesbury presents one of the best medieval townscapes in England with its fine half-timbered Tudor buildings, overhanging upperstoreys and ornately carved doorways.

Tewkesbury is renowned as having one of the best medieval black and white townscapes in the country and has much to delight the visitor. Discover the hidden charms along narrow alleyways where the eaves of crooked timber buildings nearly touch or take a leisurely cruise along the river.

Tewkesbury is dominated by the 12th-century Abbey. Known to some as the 'Westminster Abbey' of the feudal barony, this beautiful building has the highest Norman tower in England as well as rich architecture and artistic heritage. Also here are the fascinating John Moore Countryside Museum, the Town Museum and the Old Baptist Chapel.

Day 1

Morning departure from Cumbria as we travel south via the M6 & M5 motorways to Ross on Wye and our Warner's leisure hotel, Holme Lacy. We arrive with plenty or time to explore the hotel's extensive facilities before our meals commence with dinner in the hotel.


Day 2

A day at leisure to take part in the vast range of activities that Warner's are famous for or become an expert in the gentle art of relaxation. Dinner in the hotel.

B, D

Day 3

Today we have a morning visit to the Hereford with its impressive cathedral, then on to Monmouth before returning to Holme Lacy via Ross on Wye. Dinner in the hotel this evening.

B, D

Day 4

This morning we travel via Ledbury, a picture perfect market town, on our way to Tewkesbury, famous for its abbey and many half-timbered buildings. We return to Holme Lacy for our farewell dinner.

B, D

Day 5

After a leisurely breakfast we leave our hosts at Warner's Holme Lacy and our return journey to Cumbria, arriving home late afternoon.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Holme Lacy House Hotel -   Holme Lacy, Herefordshire

Set in the idyllic Wye Valley, this magnificent Grade I listed mansion is mainly 18th century with its ornate ceilings, a majestic sweeping staircase, famous ornate carvings and a stately drawing room. It is set in 20 acres of landscaped parkland with a pond, topiary and hedges laid out in the geometric garden design of the period leading to an orchard, wooded parklands and fishing lake.


·    Grade I listed mansion with original bedrooms, built in 1674

·    Lovingly restored 17th Century state rooms and original plaster ceilings

·    20 Acres of landscaped parkland set amid a picturesque lakeside setting

·    Magnificent grounds originally modelled on Hampton Court Palace

·    Walled garden with 100 pear and apple trees

·    Freshwater angling

·    Three unique restaurants each with their own distinctive personality and style - The Bremner Scott, The Courtyard Bistro, The Orchard*

·    17m swimming pool, bubble pool, sauna, steam room and gym

·    The late lounge featuring complimentary evening shows

·    Live nightly entertainment in the Pavilion Cabaret Room

·    The Terrace and Pavilion bars

·    Decleor health and beauty therapies

·    Complimentary Wifi in selected public areas

·    Sports lounge. Snooker room

·    Archery, Rifle shooting,

·    Golf practice area, croquet, tennis, outdoor bowls green, French boules

·    Cycle hire

·    Gift shop


* A supplement may apply

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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