Departure Point: Welshpool
Flight Time: 15 Minutes
Max Weight: 17st per person
The history of this area of Wales, known as the Welsh Marches, goes back centuries, and from the moment you lift off you will see why many have fought for possession of this beautiful part of Britain. Following the River Severn south, sat on a wooded ridge overlooking the valley is Dolforwyn Castle. Built by LLywelyn the Last between 1273 and 1277, for £174.6s 8d. it caused a great deal of conflict between him and the English as he didn’t get permission from Edward I, so it was seized not long after the last stone was laid!
You then will pass over the historic county town of Montgomery with its pretty Georgian architecture and castle built in the 13th century, and the centre of many conflicts. The castle was fought over many times beacuse of its strategic importance and remained in use right up to 1647 when is was demolished. In the churchyard is the famous ‘Robbers Grave’, before John Davies was hung he swore no grass would grow on his grave for 100 years as a sign of his innocence and it didn’t. Heading north, below us is Hen Domen, a small mound now but the original motte and bailey site of Montgomery Castle. Look to the right and you will see the Shropshire hills and Corndon, an area of outstanding natural beauty before heading over Long Mountain and Offa’s Dyke. As we head back to the airport you can’t miss Powys Castle with it’s red sandstone walls it was the fortress home of a dynasty of Welsh Princes and was visited by Queen Victoria when she was a child.
Flights take place on certain days from April until October, once you have purchased and received your voucher you can redeem it online and book a date for your flight or call us on 01938 555860.
Prices are per person. Flights will be shared with up to three other passengers.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.