Coins, Castles & The Brecon Beacons

Our new packaged tour includes visits to some of South Wales’ most popular attractions including The Royal Mint, Dyffryn Gardens, Castle Coch, Penderyn Distillery and the Brecon Mountain Railway!
PACKAGED ITINERARY | NEW
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Royal Mint & Cardiff
This morning, we enjoy a guided tour of The Royal Mint Experience visitor attraction, where we see how blank pieces of metal become coins, observe the striking hall from a viewing gallery, and even have the opportunity to strike our own coin to take home (extra charge). Please note, visitors are required to undertake security checks. We spend the afternoon in nearby Cardiff, where we enjoy free time to explore this exciting city.

Day 3 Dyffryn Gardens (NT) & Castle Coch
Today we visit the stunning 55 acres of Dyffryn Gardens surrounding the partially restored Dyffryn House, where we can explore the beautiful garden rooms, formal lawns and extensive arboretum at leisure. In the afternoon we visit Castle Coch (not suitable for those with walking difficulties), the ultimate fairy tale castle, with conical towers and needle-sharp turrets peeking out from a wooded slope. Due to its “Camelot” style of drawbridge,
portcullis, court yard and lavish interiors, the castle is a popular filming location.

Day 4 Brecon Mountain Railway & Penderyn Distillery
This morning, we embark on a 6 mile return vintage steam train journey from Pant to
Torpantau on the Brecon Mountain Railway. We journey along the Taf Fechan Reservoir before climbing to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons. Our 1.5 hour trip includes a 35 minute stop at Pontsticill station where there is a Lakeside café and Steam Museum. We enjoy lunch back at Pant Station’s Tearoom and visit the locomotive workshop before heading to the famous Penderyn Distillery where we enjoy a guided tour and tasting.

Day 5 Departure
This morning, we make our way home.
Legend

Parkway Hotel & Spa

Cwmbran, Gwent
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The quality Parkway Hotel & Spa is located just north of Newport about 17 miles from Cardiff, set in its own grounds, surrounded by green parkland. The hotel has 80 tastefully decorated bedrooms, with 35 rooms on the ground floor. The public areas are very spacious, including a bar that features an open fire, where live entertainment takes place at the weekends, and a cosy lounge. The elegant and intimate restaurant serves a carvery menu and our guests have full use of the extensive leisure facilities which include an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.

Parkway Hotel & Spa

Cwmbran, Gwent
4 Nights Half Board
Based on Thursday arrivals
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £317
May, Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £325
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £335
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £90

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of carvery menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live musical entertainment on 2 nights
• Factory tour of Royal Mint Visitor Centre
• Entrance to Dyffryn Gardens
• Entrance to Castle Coch
• Brecon Mountain Railway return Pant - Torpantau
• Tour & tasting Penderyn Distillery
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£317 for 5 days

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