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Discover Wales Through Its Literature

Based in the beautiful Brecon Beacons, Booklovers' Tours offers specialised small scale literary tours for people interested in exploring the landscapes and environments that inspired their favourite authors and literary works.

Our emphasis is on small intimate tours around Wales and the border Counties which have a very personal input and often take you off the beaten track to areas of outstanding natural beauty and solitude.

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If you're looking for a travel experience that's a little bit different, that combines a love of literature with a love of nature, history and culture, then look no further. You've found it in Booklovers' Tours.

Get off the beaten track and discover a wild and wonderful Wales. Many of our tours take you to locations that are both stunningly beautiful and relatively undiscovered. Get away from “the madding crowd“ and discover the hidden corners of the Brecon Beacons, The Black Mountains and the Border Counties of Wales amongst others.

Indulge a love of history whilst visiting sites of historical and cultural importance. Visit places as diverse as chapels and churches, boathouses, castle ruins, ironworks and maybe, the odd pub whilst learning more about the social and cultural history of Wales.

Enjoy uncovering hidden secrets and little known facts. Wales is a country rich in legend and folk lore with many fascinating stories that stretch the imagination and yet have their basis in fact. Discover some of the true stories behind the legends and works of literature inspired by the Welsh landscape.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you probably have some questions about our tours, so we thought we would do our best to answer them here.

How much walking is involved on a typical tour? How fit would you need to be?

It very much depends on the particular tour, some are more active than others, though all are accessible to anyone of average fitness. Each tour gives details of lengths of walks and types of terrain but if you aren't sure please don't hesitate to contact us and we can help you out. We take things easy and make plenty of rest stops …..our aim is that each tour is an enjoyable experience, not a test of endurance.

What do I need to bring to the tour?

This will vary to a degree with the tour but as a basis, sturdy shoes which are comfortable for walking in, a waterproof coat, warm clothing and of course,a camera, If you need anything extra for a particular tour we will always send out a list once we've received your booking.

Where will I be staying on the tour?

For Brecon based tours, the primary accommodation provider will be The Castle Hotel, a 3* Georgian hotel set amongst the ruins of the 11th century Brecon castle and overlooking the Brecon Beacons. However on some dates accommodation may be provided in equivalent rated accommodation within the town. For any tours based elsewhere, accommodation will be on a bed and breakfast basis and will always be of a 3* standard or above.

Are your tours child friendly?

It would depend to a certain extent upon the tour, and to a degree, on the child/children's interests, Please ring us with your enquiry and we will be happy to advise on the relevant tour. At various points throughout the year we will be running special theme tours and these may be of particular interest. Keep an eye on our website for further details.

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“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again”

- C.S. Lewis