Be a queen of the cas­tles

Prima (UK) - - Great Escapes -

Hike the Three Cas­tles Walk in Mon­mouthshire this au­tumn. The three-night trip cov­ers 24 miles over rolling pas­tures and mead­ows link­ing a trio of Nor­man cas­tles, with stun­ning views of the Black Moun­tains, which are ablaze with tri­coloured wood­land. First up is Gros­mont Cas­tle, fol­lowed by Sken­frith Cas­tle along the Mon­now Val­ley. The fi­nal day will take you to White Cas­tle near Llan­tilio Crossenny. Cosy up each night at the friendly

Old Rec­tory B&B in the 17th-cen­tury ham­let of Llan­gat­tock-lin­goed.

BOOK IT FOR AU­TUMN

Celtic Trails Walk­ing Hol­i­days of­fers a three-night break from £265 per per­son, in­clud­ing break­fast, three days of hik­ing with packed lunches, de­tailed route maps, and trans­fers. If you come by train, lo­cal trans­fers are in­cluded, too (01291 689774; celtic­trail­swalk­inghol­i­days.co.uk).

En­joy breath­tak­ing views at White Cas­tle

Re­cline in a roomy tub with beau­ti­ful wood­land views

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