Royal Mint & Mines 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 - Royal Mint & Welsh Coal Mining Experience
Two great attractions await us today as we discover the Mint & Mines of South Wales. We’ll visit the Royal Mint Experience where you can learn more about the coins in your pocket as well as seeing rare and precious coins from around the world before we make our way into the Rhondda Valley were we visit the award-winning Welsh Coal Mining Experience. Guided by a former miner, learn more about the miners, colliery owners and communities that lived and worked in the area, providing the coal that powered the world! Original mining artefacts, the Old Forge and interactive displays bring the industry to life. /n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Cardiff including Guided City Tour
With a charming mix of old and new, capital Cardiff is where we’re off today. We'll enjoy a guided tour of this compact city with chance to see the historic castle, the magnificent stadium and redeveloped waterfront area before enjoying some free time to explore at leisure. With plenty of museums, Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades and bountiful cafes and restaurants this is a wonderful place to visit./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.