Llandrindod Wells, Elan Valley & Vale Of Rheidol Railway
5 Day Coach Holiday
The Victorian settlement of Llandrindod Wells is perched seven hundred feet above sea level, surrounded by lofty mountains, deep valleys, glacial lakes and verdant countryside. It truly is one of Britain’s best kept secrets. Follow the leafy trails in Rock Park and view its Dragon of the Lake statue. Discover artefacts from the ruins of nearby Roman fort Castell Collen at Radnorshire Museum or the collection of bicycles at the National Cycle Museum. Out and about, we enjoy a guided tour of the Elan Valley in the company of a knowledgeable ranger. Part of the Cambrian Mountains, this unspoilt area features dams and reservoirs creating a living landscape for an abundance of wildlife. On another day, we experience a nostalgic steam train journey while feasting our eyes on spectacular scenery, en route to seaside Aberystwyth. Our final excursion takes us to the picturesque market towns of Brecon and Crickhowell.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Coach Holidays (UK Mainlands)
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Coach travel throughout
- Excursions as stated
Holiday Highlights & Inclusions• Guided tour of Elan Valley
• Train ride on the Vale of Rheidol Railway
• Excursions to Aberystwyth, Brecon, Crickhowell
• Free time in Llandrindod Wells
• Four nights dinner, bed & breakfast
• Coach travel throughout
• ABTA bonded for your peace of mind
Your ExcursionsElan Valley Guided Tour
Enjoy a guided tour of this unspoilt area in the company of a knowledgeable ranger. The Elan Valley boasts breathtaking vistas, is a haven for wildlife, and is brought to life by its dams and reservoirs. The tour takes in four dams. The Caban Coch resembles a natural waterfall, the Garreg Ddu is a completely submerged dam, the Pen-y-Garreg houses an access tunnel to the central tower while the Craig Goch is over a thousand feet above sea level. Marvel at the engineering enterprise of the Victorians who built the dams and the railways that facilitated their construction. Afterwards, perhaps enjoy a bite to eat in the visitor centre café while taking in panoramic views of the River Elan. The centre also has a gift shop and an interesting multimedia exhibition.
Vale of Rheidol Railway & Aberystwyth
We snake through the mountains to the beauty spot of Devil’s Bridge and to the Vale of Rheidol Railway. Dating from 1902, this attraction captures the Edwardian spirit of adventure with its restored steam trains. Here we board our classic carriage for the narrow-gauge steam train ride down the valley to the seaside resort of Aberystwyth, feasting our eyes on mountains and meadows while watching out for birds of prey such as red kites and buzzards. We have some free time to enjoy Aberystwyth’s pleasant promenade, sandy beach and ruined castle.
Brecon & Crickhowell
First up is a visit to the pleasant market town of Brecon, set on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Attractions include the Royal Welsh Regimental Museum which houses uniforms and artefacts reflecting the history of the regiment. Admire the glorious architecture of Brecon Cathedral, visit the Gate Gallery & Glassworks or pop into the independent shops and cafes. We move on to quaint Crickhowell where you might like to view the Norman motte and bailey castle.
Collect 250 Coach Miles
COACH MILES is our fantastic reward scheme, allowing you to save money the more you travel with us. On this holiday you can collect 250 coach miles.Back to top