The Welsh Borders is a large and diverse area, well known to discerning tourists who seek out less popular destinations with wonderful scenery. From attractive castles such as Chirk and Powys in the north to the gaunt and impressive fortresses such as Raglan and Chepstow in the south; cider trails in Herefordshire and exploring black and white timbered cottages in Shropshire and Herefordshire, there is much to do and see. The Welsh Borders has a fascinating history as well as lovely scenery, memorable gardens, towering abbey remains and even a few vineyards!With this full-colour, itinerary based guide visitors will be able to prepare for their holiday with an extensive briefing on all aspects of the Welsh Borders, including: history, climate, culture, food and drink. Each area covered by this guide has maps and detailed background notes. The comprehensive FactFile includes information on how to get there, main attractions, local amenities and other essentials. Look out for the author's top tips and recommendations.