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Welsh Heritage and Whisky Trail

  • Abergavenny Town Centre ©Hawlfraint y Goron ©Crown copyright (2022) Cymru Wales

    Abergavenny, Wales - Abergavenny Town Centre (MVW-E08-2122-0136)
  • Brecon Beacons, Wales ©Hawlfraint y Goron ©Crown copyright (2022) Cymru Wales

    Brecon Beacons, Wales (MVW-E08-2122-0506)
  • Discover the underground world of the miner on a guided tour at Big Pit ©Stuart Render

    South Wales tour - Big Pit underground tour
4 day tour
From £215 per person - minimum 20 passengers

The heritage and history of south Wales are revealed in this tour that uncovers the stories of the Romans, the Welsh mining industry, and 21st century whisky production. Highlights include visits to the National Roman Legion Museum, Roman Baths, Abergavenny and Big Pit, a ride on the Brecon Mountain Railway, and a whisky tasting at the Penderyn Distillery.


Dates throughout 2022 & 2023

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to South Wales

Travel to your hotel in the Newport area, perhaps visiting the Wye Valley and Tintern Abbey on the way.

Day 2

National Roman Legion Museum, Roman Baths, Abergavenny and Big Pit

This morning we travel to Caerleon to see the fascinating National Roman Legion Museum and Roman Baths (complete with swimmer!). Discover why Wales was a popular posting for the Roman army and see examples of graffiti of its day. We then drive to the historic market town of Abergavenny, where there’s free time for shopping and lunch. After lunch we visit Big Pit, once one of Wales’ largest collieries, which closed in 1980. A former miner will lead you through the underground caverns to reveal the secrets and stories of life at the coal face.

Day 3

Brecon Mountain Railway and Penderyn Whisky

Today there’s a ride on the steam-hauled narrow gauge Brecon Mountain Railway into the Brecon Beacons National Park. In the afternoon, we arrive at the Penderyn Whisky Visitor Centre. A private tour will reveal the manufacturing secrets before a tutored tasting gives you the opportunity to sample a selection of products from the only whisky distillery in Wales.

Day 4

Return home

Ask the Greatdays team for ideas for stop-offs on the way.

Preferred Partner Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in March 2020

Holiday Inn Newport ***

Located three miles from the centre of Newport. The hotel comprises of 119 bedrooms, an open plan lobby with lounge area and bar leading onto the restaurant and a mini gym with splash pool. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available. Large free onsite car park.

Mercure Cardiff North ***

This modern 3-star hotel is situated in a residential area on the outskirts of Cardiff, 4 miles from the city centre and close to the M4. The hotel offers a great restaurant and bar as well as cosy lounge areas. There is also a small fitness room. The 134 bedrooms are with en-suite bathrooms and are equipped with flat-screen TVs, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel provides ample free on site coach parking in its large car park and a lift to all three floors.

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.

Dates 4 days / 3 nights
2022 dates From £215.00 per person
2023 dates From £297.00 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

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