Porthcawl Twixmas - 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 - Cardiff 'New Year's Eve'
Cardiff 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 3 - Mumbles 'New Year's Day'
Mumbles is a traditional Victorian seaside resort at the entrance to the Gower, Britain's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty./nOystermouth Castle sits majestically on the hill in Mumbles and offers stunning views overlooking Swansea Bay. (Entrance fees apply)/nMumbles Pier was first built in 1898 and since has become one of Swansea Bays most defining features./n
Day 4 - 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.