Gardens Of South Wales 5 Days - Seabank Hotel
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TALF5387M
- Travel Type: Coach
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
Day 4 - Full Day - Dyffryn Gardens & St Fagans National History Museum
In the Vale of Glamorgan lies Dyffryn Gardens (entrance included), a Grade 1 Edwardian garden of 55 acres./nDyffryn is not just one garden but a series of outdoor rooms set among broad, sweeping lawns./nAmong the beautiful scenery are flowers and rare trees, a croquet lawn with an arboretum, and a wild garden./nSt Fagans is one of Europe’s premier open air museums and the most popular heritage attraction in Wales. /nThe museum affords visitors a journey through the history of Welsh life with over 30 preserved and re-constructed buidings spanning 500 years of history./nAmongst these you will also find indoor exhibitions displaying costume, daily life and farming implements./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 91 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.