Romantic Trips For St Dwynwen’s Day
On the 25th of January the people of Wales enjoy a special romantic day, by celebrating their patron Saint of love which is known as St Dwynwen’s Day.
So how about starting the New Year with a romantic escape to one of the finest picturesque landscapes in Wales. In the 18th and 19th Centuries, when it was fashionable for the aristocracy to take a tour of Europe, Aberystwyth was becoming a genteel seaside resort and Mid Wales was at the heart of the Picturesque movement.
Seafront houses like the one now occupied by Gwesty Cymru in Aberystwyth would have been used by artists, poets, writers and the aristocracy, who came to marvel at the rugged landscape and ‘hunt’ out the best spots for a painting and even to observe the lives of the ‘ragged poor’.
Gwesty Cymru and Cambrian Safaris are offering you a chance to go in pursuit of pure scenic pleasure with this romantic break offer.
So what’s on offer for couples?
Receive a free bottle of champagne in your room when you book a two night stay and an evening meal on one of the nights during January and February at Gwesty Cymru. Soak up the spectacular scenery of Cardigan Bay in a sea view bath and then sample some Welsh flavours in the restaurant. With a menu which is strongly influenced by fresh, seasonal and locally sourced produce, you can expect starters such as Welsh Rarebit topped with a local free range poached egg and potted Welsh venison, mains of Welsh Lamb Rump and Cardigan Bay Crab, and delicious homemade desserts and local cheeses.
Then take the tour with Cambrian Safaris to explore the Ystwyth Valley and surrounding hills with its Historic Estates, where the romantic Picturesque movement sought to provide an alternative to the order of the huge country estates in England with their parkland and gardens and poets like Wordsworth found inspiration. Enjoy a mug of hot chocolate made with a ‘Choco shot’ from http://www.sarahbuntonchocolates..co.uk is included, to be drunk with a view!
Phone 01970 612252 to book. Please mention ‘Picturesque Offer’ when booking.
– Accommodation Prices from £87 per night Bed and Breakfast for 2 people www.gwestycymru.co.uk
– ½ Day Picturesque Tour £80 for 2 people. (Regular tours also available for up to 6 people www.cambriansafaris.co.uk )