£499.00 – £579.00 per person
Join us on a 4-day trip to Wales, where we will be visiting the National Waterfront Museum, the Gower Heritage Centre, and the National Botanic Gardens Of Wales while taking in the breathtaking views of the Glamorgan, Pembroke and Carmarthen heritage coastlines.
You will stay at the Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa near Swansea. The hotel is delightfully located in a semi-rural area, only half a mile from Bridgend town centre, just minutes away from the Glamorganshire heritage coastline. The hotel boasts a leisure club and spa that offers an indoor heated pool, spa treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, spa pool and fully equipped gym (extra charges may apply).
Day 1: We depart the Blackmore Vale area and head to our hotel with a comfort and lunch stop en route, and on arrival, you have time to get settled into the hotel and get refreshed before you can enjoy your 3-course dinner.
Day 2: On our first day after breakfast, we head for National Waterfront Museum. The Museum is housed in an original listed warehouse linked to an ultra-modern slate and glass building. You will soak up the history of the area and areas rapidly developing maritime quarter and discover the Transport, Materials and Networks that were so important and the ‘big things’ that contributed so much to the industrial history in Wales.
We will then move on to the Gower Heritage Centre. The self-guided tour around the centre includes the last surviving Water Wheel in Gower, the Corn Mill – Still fully functional and powered by the water wheel, The Mill Cottage – A replica of living conditions at the Mill from the 18th Century, Wood Turner’s Room – a functioning wood work room for our resident carpenter with water wheel powered lathe and hand crafted items for sale, Woollen Mill – Featuring a Dob Cross Loom, the Farming Museum and a Blacksmiths. We will then drive around the breathtaking Gower Peninsular before returning to the hotel for dinner.
Day 3: After breakfast, we will head off to visit the National Botanic Gardens Of Wales. The Botanic Gardens are located in Llanarthney in the River Tywi valley, Carmarthenshire. The garden is both a visitor attraction and a centre for botanical research and conservation and features the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, measuring 110 m long by 60 m, designed by Norman Foster. Inside the amazing tilted glass dome is a Mediterranean landscape dominated by a six-metre-deep ravine. A lake provides a humid habitat at the foot of a chasm. The gardens have many specially-themed areas, wonderful plant collections, sculptures, wildlife, water features, and the British Bird of Prey Centre. We will then return to the hotel for dinner.
Day 4: Today, we depart our hotel and head back to the Blackmore vale area, with a comfort and lunch stop.
Depart Stalbridge: 08:00 – Return Stalbridge: 20:00 approx
All itineraries are approximate and subject to change