Mines and Mountains

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Travel through the South Wales Valleys and the Brecon Beacons National Park on this day trip.


Start the day at the ‘Big Pit’ National Mining Museum of Wales for a visit to a famous Welsh coal mine and its award-winning underground tour. The experience of descending into the depths of this mine attract people from all around the world to visit and wonder at the life of a Welsh coal miner. Travelling a short distance we enter the Brecon Beacons National Park, a landscape once shaped by glaciers but now recognisable by its rolling green hills, sandstone peaks, high mountain lakes and cascading waterfalls. Travel onto the old market town of Brecon full of cosy little streets with plenty of shops, boutiques and cafés for lunch. Be sure to spend some time at the fine Cathedral here too. Our final stop is the National Park Visitors Centre to discover why the Brecon Beacons is so special. Maybe you’ll feel like a short walk or, if you’re feeling a little fitter, a walk up to an ancient iron-age hillfort to stand where people lived over 2500 years ago.



  • All transfers (departing form Cardiff) 
  • Local expert guide
  • Attractions as noted in the itinerary 

We can also include additional services as required, such as:

  • Extended travel in Wales before/after your day trip 
  • Accommodation 
  • Any other services you may require 

Please note minimum numbers apply to this tour, and it is run by our friends over at See Wales

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Your guide will meet the group in Cardiff and set off this great day trip. Starting at the famous 'Bit Pit' Mining Museum, explore the underground world of a miner and learn all about the industrial role Wales has played in past years. Make your way through the picturesque valleys of South Wales until you reach the spectacular Brecon Beacons where the beauty of the area never fails to amaze. Pass through the Beacons to the town of Brecon itself to explore the town. Then if you're feeling fit, why not take a walk up to an ancient hill-fort for lovely views? Head back to Cardiff for your ownward journey.


  • Public Day Trip 
  • Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide 
  • Visit the National Mining Museum of Wales
  • Departs every Tuesday and Friday 

Y daith

  1. Cardiff
  2. Brecon Beacons
  3. Blaenavon
  4. Brecon