A group of 44 enjoyed a quality coach tour by Bibby’s of Ingleton. The travellers mainly came from the north of England, from Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire, although there was at least one from North Wales.
The tour was entitled “Following the Romantics”. This harked back to the river Wye tours that were offered from the mid-18th century, mainly from Ross on Wye to Chepstow. There were stops at the highlights: Symonds Yat, Monmouth, and Tintern. Even though Yorkshire has stunning Abbeys such as Fountains Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey, the visitors were still extremely impressed with the grandeur of Tintern. They could appreciate why Wordsworth from Cumbria wrote his major poem about Tintern, and Turner did his famous water colours at Tintern!