Historic Houses Of South Wales 7 Days Seabank Htl
- Duration: 7 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TALF389
- 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 - Llancaiach Fawr Manor & Caerphilly
In the former mining village of Nelson we visit the Civil War era manor house at Llancaiach Fawr./nOur guides remain in costume and in character throughout our visit – can you catch them out? /nWe visit the strategic border town of Caerphilly, with its dramatic castle/nCaerphilly is also famed for its cheese, although there is now only 1 producer left in the town. /nNB Entry to Caerphilly Castle not included in tour cost. /n
Day 3 - Llanelly House & Margam Country Park
Llanelly House has been described as “the most outstanding domestic building of its early Georgian type to survive in South Wales.”/nOur guide (included in tour cost) reveals to us the history of the building and its inhabitants over the centuries./n(Please note for safety and convenience reasons, guests may be split into 2 groups for the tour)/nMargam Country Park is formed by the grounds of the former Margam Castle./nThe castle was extensively damaged by fire in 1977 and is undergoing painstaking restoration./nIn the park are an Orangery, visitor centre and tea room./n
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Day at Leisure
Day 6 - Half day to Cowbridge
Voted the “Best Place to Live in Wales” in 2017./nCowbridge is full of sophisticated independent shops, cosy cafés, and a ruined castle./nThere are also two interesting walled gardens at Old Hall. /n
Day 7 - 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.