With something close to a hundred different trees within the grounds of our South Wales hotel, the colours during Autumn truly are something to behold.
Take in the Autumn colours on a guided walk around the hotel’s trees followed by a two course lunch in one of the finest places to eat in Brecon. Set in 33 acres of mature parkland Gliffaes Hotel has a stunning collection of mature native British trees and specimens from around the globe. We’ll show you the best trees at the most colourful time of the year. Learn a little about the on going management of the collection and their importance to the bio-diversity of the landscape.
This year I am really pleased to have local author and woodland specialist, Rob Penn accompany us on the walks. Robert Penn is the bestselling author of The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees ((‘Beautifully crafted’ – Robert Crampton, Times Books of the Year; ‘A lovely book’ – Observer) which was a BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’ and shortlisted for the IBW Book Award. As a journalist, he has written about British woodlands for The Observer, The Sunday Times and the FT. He wrote and presented the TV series, Tales From the Wild Wood, for BBC4. His latest book, Woods: A Celebration has just been published by the National Trust and copies will be available to buy.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.