- Our itinerary could include:
- Lacock Village & Abbey
- The National Botanical Gardens
- Aberglasney House and Gardens
- Swansea’s 1940’s Museum & The Birthplace & House of Dylan Thomas
- The Brecon Mountains & Steam Railway
- Llancaiach Fawr Manor Living History Museum
- Carmarthen & Tenby
- Cardiff, The National Museum & Castle
- Group Organiser benefits
- No single room supplements (selected tours only)
Day 1 - Lacock in Wiltshire is a village akin to taking a step back in time, owned and managed by the National Trust, it has been beautifully preserved and unchanged since it was a thriving township that traded in wool. Lacock village has been the venue for many film makers. Lacock Abbey (NT) was founded in 1229 by Ela Countess Dowager of Salisbury (she inherited her title and lands upon the death of her father in 1196). William, her husband, was the first to be buried in the then new Salisbury Cathedral and his tomb stands in the nave.
Day 2 - The National Botanical Gardens in Carmarthanshire were opened in May 2000 making it the first national botanic garden to be created in the new millennium. These beautiful gardens are the most visited garden in Wales. Aberglasney House and Gardens are set in the beautiful Tywi Valley and is one of the finest gardens in Wales, as well as an inspiration to poets since 1477. The story of Aberglasney spans many centuries, but the origins of the house are still shrouded in obscurity.
Day 3 - Swansea is home to the National Waterfront Museum and the largest Indoor Market in Wales. Swansea’s 1940’s Museum allows you to experience the sights & sounds of life during WWII. Swansea Bay's 1940’s recreation is the next best thing to actually being there and living through this fascinating period in British history. Whether you lived through the 1940’s yourself or want to find out about more about how your parents and grandparents fared during this difficult but interesting time, a trip to Swansea Bay is a must. The Birthplace & House of one of Swansea’s famous sons, Dylan Thomas played a huge part in shaping the style and output of Dylan Thomas. Dylan was born in the front bedroom of the house in 1914 and continued to live at Number 5 until his parents moved out in 1937 of his '...Glamorgan villa...' overlooking the '… long and splendid curving shore…' of Swansea Bay. The Birth Place has been restored to its condition in 1914 when it was bought as a new house by the Thomas family.
Day 4 - The Brecon Mountains 1 hour journey on the Brecon Steam Railway. Travelling in one of the all-weather observation coaches behind a vintage steam locomotive, you will see beautiful scenery. At the half way point at Pontsticill alight from the train for a short while before returning a to the main station in Pant. Here you can see the workshop where old steam locomotives are repaired or visit the visitor centre. Llancaiach Fawr Manor. Set in a peaceful rural setting, this manor house belies the violence of its early years. Built in 1530 for Dafydd ap Richard it was designed to be easily defended during the turbulent reigns of Tudor kings and queens. Today Llancaiach Fawr is a Living History Museum, where you step back in time and enter the Manor restored and furnished as it was in 1645. See and hear how ordinary people lived in extraordinary times and the folklore and superstition that played a vital part in the Industrial Revolution.
Day 5 - Carmarthen is the oldest town in Wales, and offers the perfect mix of traditional and new. It is this magical mix of old and new which gives Carmarthen its unique and distinctive character. Tenby is a town steeped in ancient history surrounded by an imposing medieval stone wall. Through the passages of time Tenby has seen many changes but it has been on the leisure map for nearly 200 years. It has been reported that 'Tenby is one of the UK's finest holiday resorts, with a medieval centre and three gorgeous Blue Flag beaches'.
Day 6 - Cardiff is a city with a rich culture and a diverse range of influences, from the Romans & Normans to the industrial revolution and the coal industry. This transformed Cardiff from a small town into a thriving, International city. The National Museum where amongst other exhibitions you can see the stunning Davies Sisters’ Collection. Gwendoline Davies (1882-1951) and Margaret Davies (1884-1963), two sisters from mid-Wales, amassed one of the great British art collections of the 20th century. Together, they bequeathed 260 works to the National Museum of Wales in 1951 and 1963, completely transforming its art collection in character, quality and range. Cardiff Castle has 2000 years of history to discover, all of which has left their distinctive mark on the Castle. This is one of Wales' leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance.With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.