Porthcawl, Cardiff & Royal Mint 5 Days - Seabank
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 - Cardiff Guided Tour
Our local experienced guide (included in the tour cost) leads us in a discovery of the major sights and points of interest./nFrom the comfort of the coach, See and hear how the area of Cardiff Bay has been transformed from the once busiest coal exporting port in the world to the present vibrant waterfront area. we will also see a mixture of old and new architecture such as the Welsh Parliament (the Senedd) , Pierhead building, Wales Millennium Centre, views of Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Castle, The Civic Centre plus much more./nPlease ask any questions you may have in order to get the most out of your holiday./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - The Royal Mint Half Day
With a fascinating visit to the Royal Mint you will learn where UK coins are made and a gain an insight in to the history of our currency./nExplore the coin making process-from preparing blank metal discs to striking the coins./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.