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Cardiff, Coins and Castle

  • How it used to be. A traditional miner's cottage at St Fagans ©Stuart Render

    Cardiff - St Fagans ©Stuart Render
  • A minted mini at the Royal Mint Experience ©The Royal Mint Experience

    A minted mini at the Royal Mint Experience ©The Royal Mint Experience
  • The Royal Mint Experience, Pontyclun, South Wales - Penny Lane Mini ©Photographer Mike George, Crown copyright (2022) Cymru Wales

    The Royal Mint Experience, Pontyclun, South Wales - Penny Lane Mini (SVW-C92-1819-0013)
  • Caerphilly Castle ©Hawlfraint y Goron ©Crown copyright (2022) Cymru Wales

    Caerphily Castle, Wales
4 day tour
From £209 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Life in south Wales can be truly defined by this amazing tour, where there’s a mix of the very old and the very new. Cardiff, the capital of Wales is home to many highlights and during this tour  visits to the Royal Mint Experience, as well as a visit to St Fagans National History Museum, and a visit to Caerphilly Castle will give you fantastic insight into Welsh heritage and the fascinating history of Cymru.

There are some really great places for tourists to visit, both near the city centre and in Cardiff Bay, one of Europe’s biggest waterfront developments.  If you like to get outdoors then take a stroll over the beautiful Cardiff Bay Barrage, or why not book a boat trip out to Flat Holm Island.

Also visit St Fagans National History Museum, Wales’ most popular heritage attraction. This open-air museum chronicles the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. More than 40 original buildings from different historical periods have been re-erected in the 100-acre parkland. The museum stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth. During the last fifty years, over fifty original buildings from different locations in Wales and from different historical periods have been re-built in the 100-acre parkland. Each building is frozen in time and opens a door into Welsh history offering a fascinating glimpse into the past.

Second only to Windsor in the whole of Britain, Caerphilly Castle is the biggest in Wales. Three times the size of Wales’s modern-day stronghold, the Principality Stadium, home the Welsh National Rugby team, Caerphilly Castle is truly one of the grandest Medieval buildings in Western Europe.


Dates

Dates throughout 2022 & 2023


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to South Wales

Travel to your hotel in the Cardiff area.

Day 2

Cardiff Bay and St Fagans National History Museum

A morning coach tour of Cardiff city centre brings you to Cardiff Bay, one of Europe’s biggest waterfront developments. In the afternoon we visit St Fagans National History Museum, Wales’ most popular heritage attraction. This open-air museum chronicles the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. More than 40 original buildings from different historical periods have been re-erected in the 100-acre parkland.

Day 3

The Royal Mint Experience and Caerphilly Castle

Today we head to the new Royal Mint Experience to see how more than two billion coins from the UK and across the world are produced each year. The visit includes a guided factory tour and free time in the interactive exhibition. A short drive away is Caerphilly. We visit the imposing 13th century medieval castle, which has a tower which leans more than Pisa’s.

Day 4

Return home

Return home possibly visiting the picturesque Wye Valley or Tintern Abbey on the way.


Preferred Partner and Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in March 2020

Mercure Cardiff North ***

Modern and recently refurbished hotel in a residential area close to the M4, and 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre. The hotel has 134 modern and functional bedrooms an open plan lobby with lounge area and bar leading onto a restaurant. There is a lift and free coach parking.

Park Inn Cardiff Centre ****

This Cardiff hotel is situated in the city centre opposite the Motorpoint Arena, next door to John Lewis and just a short flat walk from main shopping and eating areas in the City Centre. The hotel features a great restaurant and bar and comfortable lounge areas. All 146 modern bedrooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has limited coach pick up and drop off and a lift to all seven floors.

Copthorne Hotel Cardiff ****

This 4-star hotel is situated in a rural location around four miles from Cardiff City Centre. It offers great dining opportunities in its restaurant and bar with seating outside in a decked area. All 135 spacious bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and are well equipped with flat-screen TVs, hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has ample space for coaches to park on site and a lift serving all four floors.


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Dates 4 days / 3 nights 
2022 dates  From £209.00 per person
2023 dates  From £245.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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