Myths & Legends of Wales

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The myths and legends of Wales are sewn into the very fabric of this epic country. From the tales of King Arthur to the ancient book of the Mabinogion, legendary stories echo at every turn.
During our tour spend some time exploring the beautiful landscape which set the scene to many a heroic battle, visit our historic castles and journey to fabled sites where dragons once fought, wizards were born and men could turn trees into soldiers!

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Day 1: Arrival in Wales
Today you will arrive in Wales and travel into the beautiful Brecon Beacons where your accommodation for the next two nights will be.
Overnight: Brecon Beacons


Day 2: Brecon Beacons
This stunning National Park is full of myths and legends and today you can spend some time exploring it! Why not stop at Craig-y-Nos Castle for Afternoon Tea, thought to be the most haunted Castle in Wales! There are regular ghost tours hosted at this hotel also. Within the park you can also find Llyn y Fan Fach, thought to be home of The Lady of the Lake, made famous by the Arthurian Legend. It is she who first gave King Arthur the sword of Excalibur… why not see if you can find a little magic for yourself here?
Overnight: Brecon Beacons


Day 3: Brecon Beacons > North Wales
Today you will travel up to North Wales into the Snowdonia National park, another beautiful area shrouded in myth. Stop along the way at the quaint town of Bala for a walk along Llyn Tegid, the largest lake in Wales. Welsh folklore states that a drowned city exists below the surface, the old city of Bala, which was flooded with water as an act of vengeance against the cruel prince Tegid Foel. Some say you can still hear the calls for vengeance when you walk along the lake!
Overnight: Snowdonia


Day 4: Snowdonia & Anglesey
You will have another day to explore North Wales. We recommend journeying to the island of Anglesey. Connected to the North Wales coast by two bridges, the island features long stretches of stunning coastline and the magical Llanddwyn Island just off the coast holds the ruins of Llanddwyn Chapel, the church of Welsh patron saint of love. Read into the legend of Llanddwyn before you visit.
Overnight: Snowdonia


Day 5: Snowdonia > Mid Wales
Today travel down to mysterious Mid-Wales. Along the way, why not stop at the town of Beddgelert. In the Welsh language Beddgelert means ‘The Grave of Gelert’, referring to the dog of medieval Welsh Prince Llewelyn the Great. This is one of the great legends of Wales and the village is well worth a stop to explore!
Overnight: Mid Wales


Day 6: Mid Wales > Cardiff
This morning why not spend some time in the busy coastal town of Aberystwyth before taking a ride on the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway from Aberystwyth and spending some time in the village of Devil’s Bridge in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains. Take a walk around the mythical waterfalls here which are said to be the last place the Devil visited in Wales. This afternoon travel to the capital city of Cardiff, where your accommodation for the next two nights will be.
Overnight: Cardiff


Day 7: Cardiff
Today you will get the chance to explore Wales’ vibrant capital. You could spend some time exploring Cardiff Castle which stands proudly in the centre, or travel to St. Fagan’s, one of Europe’s leading open-air museums. This National History Museum explores all aspects of how people in Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time. 

Overnight: Cardiff


Day 8: Departure Journey
Today you will depart for your onward journey.

Highlights

  • Visit Craig-y-Nos Castle for afternoon tea
  • Walk along Llyn Tegid, the largest lake in Wales
  • Visit Llanddwyn Chapel on the beautiful island of Llanddwyn
  • Stop off at Devil's Bridge, said to be the last place the Devil visited in Wales
  • Tour Wales' vibrant capital

Route

  1. Brecon Beacons
  2. Snowdonia National Park
  3. Anglesey
  4. Beddgelert
  5. Aberystwyth
  6. Devil's Bridge
  7. Cardiff