Tenby & Gwili Railway 5 Days - Belgrave Hotel
Tenby is a uniquely attractive resort. Its pastel coloured buildings, narrow streets, fortified walls and the quality of the light from its shimmering bays give it an atmosphere which is reminiscent of the Mediterranean. Its medieval castle was bombarded into submission by Cromwell using artillery on both land and sea and the feeling of a town whose history is much richer than most seaside resorts is very strong as one ambles around the narrow streets or stops for a drink in one of the many bars or cafés. The fifteenth century Tudor Merchants House gives an insight into life when it was a busy trading port. Tenby has four magnificent sandy beaches and a delightful harbour which is always busy with pleasure craft and the regular ferries which serve nearby Caldey Island monastery, a "must" to explore during your stay.
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 - Pembroke and St Davids
St Davids is technically a city due to its magnificent cathedral, it is actually an attractive village, set amongst beautiful coastal scenery./nSt Davids Cathedral sits upon the site of an earlier sixth-century monastery built by St David and originates from sometime between 1180 and 1182. /nPembroke is a historic settlement and former county town of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. /nPembroke was the birthplace of Henry Tudor, later Henry VII of England./nThe castle (entry fees apply) includes exhibition rooms which portray life as it would have been through various points in the Castle's history. /n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Gwili Railway and Carmarthen
The Gwili Railway (fare included in tour cost) was established in 1975 and extended in 2016 to reach Glangwili, near Carmarthen./nKnown as 'the friendly line', this steam and diesel railway operates on part of the former Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line./nThe journey takes in some delightful natural scenery and industrial heritage. There is also a miniature railway display to enjoy./nCarmarthen is one of the oldest settlements in Wales and is believed by some to be the birthplace of King Arthur and Merlin./nCarmarthen Castle (free entry) dates back to the 12th century. There are information boards detailing the castle's history. /nSt Peter's Church in Carmarthen dates from at least the 14th century (present building). It is the largest church in the Diocese of St David's./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
The Belgrave Hotel
Ideally set on the esplanade overlooking the South Beach and within easy walking distance of the shops and old harbour. There is a comfortable lounge bar and a separate lounge with dance floor and nightly entertainment. Some steps between lift and rooms.