Back in Time to the Gower Peninsula

Take a trip through history to visit grand houses, magnificent gardens and restored steam railways while also experiencing one of the most stunning coasts in Britain - the Gower Peninsula and the Mumbles. Based in the recently fully refurbished Mercure Swansea, our hotel is contemporary and chic with design nods to Swansea’s industrial past.

Rob says…
“The refurbished Mercure Swansea Hotel is very well designed and the staff are very friendly. I was impressed to learn that the head housekeeper has been working at the hotel for many years and is very proud of her hotel, and quite rightly so - a small
bonus maybe, but very important.”
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 The Gorgeous Gower Peninsula
This morning we travel to the Gower Heritage Centre where we meet our fully qualified guide for a stepon guided tour of beautiful Gower. After our scenic tour, we return to the Gower Heritage Centre for a traditional Welsh Cream Tea before travelling to the coastal village of Mumbles, where we enjoy the afternoon at leisure.

Day 3 Llancaiach Fawr Manor & Swansea Marina
This morning, we visit the must-see Llancaiach Fawr Manor living history museum. Set in
the turbulent times of the Civil War visitors are welcomed by the servants of Colonel Pritchard dressed in period costume, who allow you to share and engage in their world. In the afternoon we will return to Swansea via the Marina and the National Waterfront Museum (free entry) in which the Welsh industrial and maritime heritage story is told
through a unique visit experience, housed within a listed waterfront warehouse.

Day 4 Gwili Railway & Aberglasney
We drive north to Bronwydd Arms Station to take the morning service on the lovingly restored Gwili Narrow-Gauge Railway as it winds its way north beside the River Gwili before returning to Abergwili junction and Bronwydd Arms Station. In the afternoon we travel to marvellous Aberglasney House & Gardens. With history dating from the 1600s this partially restored mansion features a sub-tropical indoor garden as well as 10 acres of
exquisite landscaped gardens.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we begin our journey home.
Legend

Mercure Swansea Hotel

Swansea
AAA+ Great Touring Location
This modern 3 star hotel has undergone refurbishment in 2017 and is ideally located for touring Swansea, the Brecon Beacons and the Gower Peninsula. Each of the 119 bedrooms offer comfortable amenities including TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel does not have a lift but there are many ground floor rooms. The bar area features a log fireplace while the warmly decorated brasserie restaurant provides cuisine made from locally sourced produce. There is also an indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Mercure Swansea

Swansea, Wales
4 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £255pp
May - Sept 2019 Twin from £294pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £90

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Tea & Welsh cake on 1 day
• Welsh quiz on 1 night
• Themed Welsh dinner on last night
• Step-on guided tour of Gower & Welsh cream tea
• Entrance to Llancaiach Fawr Manor
• Return journey Gwili Narrow Gauge Railway
• Entrance to Aberglasney House & Gardens
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£255 for 5 days

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