A pretty panoramic view of Warwick Castle from The Mound

A pretty panoramic view of Warwick Castle from The Mound

GTW attended the UKinbound General Meeting at Warwick Castle on May 28, 2015. With original foundations dating back to 914AD, the stunning surroundings of Warwick Castle have been labelled the ‘most visited attraction in Warwickshire.’ GTW climbed the zigzag mound, which was originally constructed by William The Conqueror.

Warwick Castle was the perfect combination of stone and shrub

Warwick Castle was the perfect combination of stone and shrub

Nowadays, Warwick Castle is surrounded by Capability Brown gardens (celebrating the 30th anniversary of his birth in 2016), occupied by medieval glamping facilities. Alternative accommodation options are available, including Tower Suites.

The UKinbound General Meeting took place at the Coach House restaurant near the turnstile entrance, which boasted an aged brick and beam design. For more information visit www.warwick-castle.com

 

WYE VALLEY AND FOREST OF DEAN GROUP SHOWCASE

Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Showcase is scheduled to take place from April 3-5, 2016 at the Bells Hotel in Coleford

Arranged by Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism and coordinated by Steve Reed Tourism Ltd, the initiative will showcase a variety of attractions, venues and destinations including Wyndcliffe Court Sculpture Gardens, Dean Forest, Perrygrove Railway, Eastnor Pottery, the Hillside Brewery, the Elton Giant Maze and Puzzlewood – which has acted as a film location for many film and TV productions.

Maureen McAllister, Executive Director of the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Tourism Association, said: “We’re so lucky to be able to offer an unforgettable experience in two countries for the group visitor and now our brand new educational event in April will showcase the superb variety of attractions we can offer groups.”

“Our area will be a big surprise to many of the tour planners as it features many hidden gems, lots of unusual attractions and some iconic sites to thrill the visitor.”

Delegates will have the opportunity to sample a range of exciting outdoor activities such as canoeing, cycling and high ropes. They’ll even be able to sample a brew at the Hillside Brewery and improve their culinary skills at the Harts Barn Cookery School.

The Wye Valley and Forest of Dean Showcase is intended to attract coach and tour operators and group travel organisers, and features a scenic tour of the area including Symonds Yat, Chepstow Castle, Ross-on-Wye and Tintern Abbey.

Those wishing to reserve a place should contact steve@stevereedtourism.co.uk