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The lack of heavy industry also left Ceredigion with some of Britain's cleanest beaches that, with no train access south of Aberystwyth, tend to be pleasantly uncrowded. Adding to the isolation is the natural barrier known as the 'Green Desert of Wales' – the barren uplands of the Cambrian Mountains. Despite recent interest fuelled by the locally made bilingual detective series Hinterland/Y Gwyll, Ceredigion's sandy coves, river valleys, quiet market towns and arid mountains are as off-the-beaten-track as Wales gets.


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Welsh Discovery

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival into WalesStop At: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, South Wales, WalesToday you will arrive into this unique country, Wales. Your Welsh Discovery begins in the capital city of Cardiff. There is plenty to see here, including Cardiff's impressive castle, the National Assembly for Wales and the Wales Millennium Centre. Take the afternoon to explore, shop and enjoy a dinner at leisure in the city. Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: No 10 Hotel, CardiffDay 2: Welsh History and CastlesStop At: St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, South Wales, WalesThis morning, why not uncover history at St. Fagan's Natural History Museum? One of Europe's leading open-air museums, you will be given an insight into Wales from Celtic times to modern day. There are over forty original buildings from different historical periods, 100 acres of parkland, a farm, a school and a chapel. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Caerphilly Castle, Caerphilly, Caerphilly County, South Wales, WalesWales is famous for its castles, with 641 in total. With your CADW Explorer Pass you are free to explore a wide number of these historic properties, Caerphilly Castle being one of them - the largest castle in Wales!Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Dragon HotelCheck in to your accommodation for the evening and enjoy a dinner here. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Dragon Hotel, SwanseaDay 3: The Gower PeninsulaStop At: Gower Peninsula, Swansea, Swansea County, South Wales, WalesThis morning why not discover the Gower Peninsula? This coast is the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with 19-miles of stunning coastline that stretch westwards from the Mumbles. Enjoy this in your own way, by either taking a short boat ride, a leisurely stroll or a quick dip in the ocean - the choice is yours!Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Swansea Marina, Swansea, Swansea County, South Wales, WalesRetreat back to Swansea for the afternoon and enjoy a spot of shopping or a walk around the museum.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Dragon HotelEnjoy another dinner at your hotel this evening.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Dragon Hotel, SwanseaDay 4: Tenby Stop At: Tenby South Beach, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, WalesAfter breakfast this morning, travel along to the beautiful town of Tenby. Tenby has a rich past that includes great kings escaping through secret tunnels, to the history of the docks and trade coming into the country. With Tenby's Museum, the castle, Cadley Island or simply the beach outlined with picturesque, colourful houses, there is so much to explore in this little town.Duration: 5 hoursStop At: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Pembrokeshire, WalesThis afternoon why not take a walk along the Pembrokeshire coastal path? Pembrokeshire National Park is one of Wales' three National Parks - but the only coastal one! Did you know you can walk the entire coast of Wales? Stretch your legs and enjoy the beautiful views to behold.Duration: 3 hoursPass By: St David's Dewi Sant, Cardiff, South Wales, WalesCheck into your hotel for the eveningMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: St. David's Cross Hotel, St. DavidsDay 5: St. David's Stop At: St. David's Cathedral, Cardiff, South Wales, WalesThe unique city of St. David's is a must to explore, despite it being the smallest city in the UK - it's got a whole lot of history! The wonderful Cathedral here is worth a visit, and you will be able to see the St. Bishop's Palace next to it. St. David, or Dewi Sant as he is called in the Welsh language is the patron saint of Wales, and was one of the early saints who helped to spread Christianity amongst the pagan Celtic tribes of Western Britain.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: St. David's Cross Hotel, St. David'sDay 6: The West CoastStop At: Aberaeron BeachEnjoy your drive along the west coast of Wales today, where you can stop and see towns such as Fishguard or New Quay.We recommend a stop in the quaint town of Aberaeron, where you could enjoy a honey ice cream whilst watching the boats in the harbour. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Aberystwyth Marina Ltd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, WalesCheck in to the University town of Aberystwyth this afternoon and take some time exploring the independent shops, the National Library of Wales or even the Aberystwyth Arts Centre which always boasts an interesting exhibition. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Nanteos MansionEnjoy a three-course dinner at your accommodation for the evening, the grade one listed Georgian property, Nanteos Mansion.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Nanteos Mansion, AberystwythDay 7: Full Steam AheadStop At: Vale Of Rheidol, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, WalesThis morning, embark on the Vale of Rheidol steam train to enjoy 12 miles of breath-taking scenery. You will wind your way through the Rheidol Valley to the mythical Devil's Bridge - said to be the last place the devil visited in Wales. Spend some time exploring the waterfalls here, and maybe even the Hafod Estate before your return train to Aberystwyth.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Nanteos MansionEnjoy another dinner at your accommodation this evening.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Nanteos Mansion, AberystwythDay 8: Escape to ElanStop At: Elan Valley, Rhayader, Powys, WalesBid farewell to Aberystwyth this morning as you journey towards the Brecon Beacons National Park. Why not make a stop to call at Elan Valley? Amongst the great Cambrian Mountains you will find a unique landscape of dams and reservoirs, abundant in wildlife and nature.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Brecon Castle Hotel - RestaurantThis afternoon enjoy some free time in the town of Brecon, before you check into your accommodation for the evening, the Brecon Castle Hotel. Here you will enjoy a delicious dinner.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Brecon Castle Hotel, BreconDay 9: Departure DayPass By: Brecon Beacons National ParkAs you leave your final accommodation, why not discover some of the Brecon Beacons National Park before your return journey home? With vast greenery, hidden waterfalls and mountains to climb - there is something for everybody.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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The Steam Trains of Wales

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival into WalesPass By: Brecon BeaconsArrive today into Wales and travel into the Brecon Beacons National Park. You will check into your accommodation for the next two nights.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Brecon BeaconsDay 2: Brecon Mountain RailwayStop At: Brecon Mountain RailwayEmbark today on the Brecon Mountain Railway - a narrow gauge train that runs through the Brecon Beacons and along the length of the Pontsticill Reservoir. Enjoy beautiful walks around the waterfalls here before spending the rest of the day exploring the National Park.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Brecon BeaconsDay 3: Bala Lake RailwayStop At: Bala Lake RailwayLeave behind the Brecon Beacons as you travel up to North Wales.Visit the town of Bala along your way, here you will journey on the Bala Lake Railway. Offering astounding views of Llyn Tegid, the surrounding countryside, don't forget to keep an eye out for the wildlife nestling alongside this line!Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in SnowdoniaDay 4: Ffestiniog RailwayStop At: Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland RailwaysVisit the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in the very heart of Snowdonia this morning. This town is bursting with history and you can explore this and more at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns with an underground tour (not included). Your train for today is the Ffestiniog Railway which takes a much gentler pace through this beautiful area of Wales.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in SnowdoniaDay 5: Snowdon Mountain RailwayStop At: Llanberis StationTravel south on your journey today, discovering the magical mid-Wales. But, before you leave you will climb onto the Snowdon Mountain Railway which will take you to the peak of the highest mountain in England and Wales - Snowdon. Of course, the views are phenomenal from here - you won't want to come down!Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Mid-WalesDay 6: Vale of Rheidol RailwayStop At: Vale Of Rheidol, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, WalesSpend some time this morning on the west coast of Wales before embarking on your steam train for the day. The Vale of Rheidol Railway offers 12-miles of breath-taking scenery as you wind your way up the edge of the valley to the mythical Devil's Bridge - said to be the last place in Wales the Devil ever visited. Take a stroll around these beautiful waterfalls before you continue your journey south to the capital city of Cardiff. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in CardiffDay 7: CardiffPass By: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, South Wales, WalesExplore the busy capital city of Cardiff this morning.Stop At: St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff, South Wales, WalesWhy not take the opportunity to visit one of Europe's leading open-air museums, St. Fagan's Natural History Museum. Here you can explore how people in Wales used to live, work and previously spend their leisure time.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in CardiffDay 8: Departure DayPass By: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, South Wales, WalesToday you will depart for your onward journey home.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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