Firstly today we head to Cowbridge for a browse and lunch stop. We then head to Hensol for the afternoon.
The Hensol estate was first owned by the Jenkins family (1419-1721). Judge David Jenkins was a man of great force and character and was known as a staunch Royalist. He took an active part against the Parliamentarians during the Civil War where he condemned several to death for activities deemed treasonable. Consequently he was captured and sent to the Tower of London and in 1648 he was brought before the House of Commons but refused to kneel at the bar and as a result was fined £1,000.
Since then the estate has been in the ownership of many other people including connections to Big Ben and the Crawshay Family who built Cyfathfa Castle.
The newest addition to Hensol is the Distillery and Visitor Centre.
We first enter through the historic clock tower where we will be met with our tour tasting expert and greeted with a gin and tonic to get us in the spirit of things.
We will then be met by one of the castles passionate distillery tour guides and taken on a unique walk through their gin distillery where we will learn about the history of the Hensol Castle Distillery and more about the historical figures that once lived in Hensol Castle and how they inspired the names of some of their gins. We will also learn about the history of gin and why it’s fast becoming the nation’s favourite tipple.
Timings: Leave Leominster 9:00am, Hereford 9:30am, Ross 10:00am.
Depart 4:30pm and to Ross 6:00pm, Hereford 6:30pm and Leominster 7:00pm.
Cost: Including travel, entry, tour and tasting costs £49.00 per person
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