Gardens Of South Wales 5 Days - Seabank Hotel
Located between Swansea and Cardiff, Porthcawl was originally a port for the iron and steel industries and still has some interesting features from that period, including the oldest maritime warehouse in Wales, an attractive harbour and the last coal and gas powered lighthouse in the country. It developed as a seaside resort after the Great War and the splendid Grand Pavilion dates from 1932. Nearby is Kenfig Nature Reserve, a site of national importance. This attractive seaside resort offers numerous facilities, including the world famous Porthcawl golf course, the finest course in Wales and one of several in the area, an expansive sandy beach and Coney Beach, a fairground with a variety of rides and amusements which was named after the famous New York venue. To the East of the town lies the River Ogmore and the beautiful Glamorgan Heritage Coast.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - National Botanic Garden of Wales & Aberglasney Gardens
The National Botanic Garden of Wales houses a range of themed gardens, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, play areas and a national nature reserve./nTo date the National Botanic Garden has been voted ‘No 1 Garden to Visit in Wales’ by BBC Gardeners’ World and is the most visited garden in Wales./nThe National Botanic Garden boasts an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside./nAberglasney was made famous by the BBC television series 'A Garden Lost in Time' which followed its restoration./nAberglasney Gardens is home to a wide range of gardens as well as the North Lawn & Yew Tunnel, the Gatehouse and Bishop Rudd’s Walk./nThe extraordinary Cloister Garden is Aberglasney’s 'most legendary feature'. The Sunken Garden houses a water feature by sculptor William Pye./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Full Day - Glamorgan Coast, Barry & Cardiff
The Glamorgan Heritage Coast is a 14mile stretch of coastline in the Vale of Glamorgan which lies between Ogmore-by-Sea and St Athan/nBarry Island, together with the coastline between the Island and Porthkerry, has long been noted for its beautiful beaches and cliff scenery./nBarry War Museum features an authentic wartime trench, a genuine WW2 air raid shelter and an authentic kitchen containing items from the 40's./nCardiff is the largest city in Wales. It was made a city in 1905, and proclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955./nThe Cardiff Story Museum, housed in the grand old library building, recounts the city's development. The city centre also includes Cardiff Castle and Principality Stadium./nCardiff Bay is one of the most successful regeneration projects in the United Kingdom with its restaurants, waterside views and Wales Millennium Centre./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Porthcawl’s most prominent building is situated on a headland, a short walk from the Grand Pavilion and John Street shops. There are spectacular views of the Bristol Channel and South Wales coast from the bar, restaurant and most bedrooms, making it an iconic destination for coach holidays to Porthcawl. At the Seabank Hotel in Porthcawl, all 89 bedrooms are centrally heated and have bath or shower and WC, hair dryer, TV, internal telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Extensive public areas include the Smuggler’s Bar, Garden Restaurant and large function room with entertainment most evenings.