Category Archives: Days out

Welsh Gardens to Visit this Spring

Garden lovers will get much from a trip to South Wales this Spring, with many exceptional gardens to visit Gliffaes, with its own exceptional garden, makes a great base from which to explore these gardens. Llanover Estate Garden I am putting Llanover Estate garden first because it is not open to the public every day but...

28 March 2016

Easter Weekend

Easter weekend is early this year, Good Friday is in two weeks time on the the 25th March.  This may well be your first opportunity to get out into the countryside this year. Has Spring Sprung? In this part of Wales, things are just starting to get going; birds are calling, trees are in bud,...

11 March 2016

6 Reasons for an Early Spring Trip to the Brecon Beacons

The days are getting longer, Spring is coming. Daffodils are out and trees are starting to bud. It’s time you got out to after the darkness of the winter. Get the sun in your face and the wind in your hair. There is nothing like a day in the outdoors to get you feeling invigorated...

22 February 2016

Trouble Getting Out?

We recently had Trevor Jones and his partner Pia to stay at Gliffaes for four nights. Trevor does not get around easily and has to use an electric wheelchair. Our ground floor bedroom in the cottage with a ‘roll in’ shower was perfect for his needs. However, half the joy of Gliffaes is our magnificent...

19 February 2016

Autumn Walks & Afternoon Tea

Gliffaes Hotel is blessed with so many trees, we could almost be called an arboretum! The foresight of those folk who planted the superb specimen trees here over a hundred years ago has to be recognised as a most generous gift. Autumn is certainly the season when we can really stand back and admire the...

20 October 2015

Are you coming to Cardiff for The Rugby World Cup?

With less than 100 days to the kick off of the first World Cup pool match the scramble for accommodation near the match venues is hotting up. The fabulous Millennium Stadium in Cardiff is host to six pool matches and a back to back knockout weekend of quarter final matches on Saturday 17th and Sunday...

12 June 2015

Crickhowell Walking Festival 2015

Walks for Everyone 28th Feb – 8th March 2015 Ten days of guided walks throughout the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. What’s a ‘walking festival’? The walkers of Crickhowell decided some years ago to share their local knowledge, routes and passion for the hills around the beautiful town of Crickhowell by hosting a ten...

29 January 2015

Abergavenny – A Mecca for cyclists

In less than 2 weeks, the British Cycling National Road Championships comes to Monmouthshire as part of Abergavenny’s Festival of Cycling. (23-29th June 2014) Sir Bradley Wiggins, the first British man to win cycling’s most famous race, the Tour de France, will lead a star-studded field of men and women competitors as seven gold medalists from the 2012 London Olympic Games,...

20 June 2014

Totally Locally Crickhowell

Totally Locally is an initiative which encourages people to think local and shop local first, and Crickhowell certainly has its fair share of intriguing shops for a town of its size with a range of retailers including artisan outlets. The shops very rarely turnaround but this week we did see the end of an era for...

16 June 2014

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