Strike It Rich In South Wales
Strike it Rich in South Wales | Short Breaks From Crosskeys
This super tour of South Wales includes visits of the region’s most popular attractions including a Monmouthshire day with Tintern Abbey, the Brecon Mountain Railway and The Royal Mint, where we will have the opportunity to strike our own coins!
4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast
Factory tour of Royal Mint Visitor Centre
Visit to Cardiff
Entrance to Tintern Abbey
Visit to the county town of Monmouth
Brecon Mountain Railway return journey Pant – Torpantau
Guided tour & tasting Penderyn Distillety
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: We make our way to our hotel in Chepstow arriving in time to freshen up before dinner.
Day 2: This morning we enjoy a guided tour of The Royal Mint Experience, where we see how metal becomes coins, observe the striking hall and even have the opportunity to strike our own coin (extra charge); a cream tea is included in the tour.
We spend the afternoon in nearby Cardiff, the vibrant capital of Wales, where we enjoy free time to explore this exciting city.
Day 3: Today we visit iconic Tintern Abbey, nestled on the pretty banks of the River Wye. We have time to explore the remarkable remains of this once jewel in the monastic crown, founded in 1131 by Cistercian monks. Once a masterpiece of British Gothic architecture its great west font is still breathtaking today and much photgraphed.
After our visit we make our way to the county town of Monmouth. Monmouth is in the heart of the Wye Valley, and as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is surrounded by magnificent countryside. The town overlooks the hills od Abergavenny, Hay Bluff and the Brecon Beacons. Top attractions include the Castle & Military Museum, Kymin Hill, St Mary’s Priory Church and the Shire Hall.
Day 4: This morning, we embark on a 6-mile vintage return steam train journey from Pant to Torpantau on the Brecon Mountain Railway. We journey along the Taf Fechan Reservoir before climbing to Torpantau, high in the Brecon Beacans. Our trip includes a 25-minute stop at Pontsticill where there is a lakeside café and Steam Museum. We have free time for lunch back at Pant Station’s Tearoom (not included) and time to visit the locomotive workshop before heading to the Penderyn Distillery where we enjoy a guided tour and tasting.
Day 5: After breakfast we begin our journey homeward.
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St Pierre Marriott Hotel Chepstow
Housed within a historic 14th century manor home in Chepstow, St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club is surrounded by 400 acres of parkland. Natural beauty surrounds the hotel with the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean on the doorstep.
All beautifully designed bedrooms are en suite with flat screen TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel as a gym, indoor swimming pool and spa (charges may apply). This hotel does not have a lift.