Castles of Wales

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Kickstart your castle tour in the bustling capital Cardiff, where Cardiff castle stands proud in the centre. Your castle adventure continues on to spend some time at a variety of iconic and fascinating castles from many eras of history, and all positioned in spectacular settings. 

What better way to enjoy Wales' castles than to stay in one! Enjoy the luxury of Glandyfi Castle near Machynlleth, which has been expertly restored as close to the original as possible. With stunning views and luxurious rooms you will really feel like a king or queen of time gone by, a real experience! Another night you can spend in Castell Deudraeth, Porthmadog -an impressive Victorian restoration project that really stands tall among the beautiful landscape.

As well as castles you will get a chance to see some stunning scenery of rolling hills, babbling rivers, awe-inspiring coastlines, perfect gardens and picturesque towns and villages. 

This tour is real treat for the castle-lover or anyone looking to explore the very best of Wales!

Includes:

  • 9 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast 
  • One luxurious castle stay (within the 9 nights)

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

  • Transfers
  • Activity/ Attraction entrance 
  • Guiding services 
  • Any other services you may require 

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Day 1: Arrival in Cardiff

Today you will arrive in the Cardiff, the capital city of Wales where you will pick up your car for the duration of your trip. You will spend your first night in the city.

Overnight: The Exchange Hotel, Cardiff (or similar)

 

Day 2: Cardiff > Brecon Beacons

Today you will have the chance to explore Cardiff. This vibrant city is built around a castle and features plenty of impressive historic buildings to visit as well as handsome parks and gardens. Why not spend some time at 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, before travelling into Brecon Beacons National Park.

Overnight: Castle of Brecon Hotel, Brecon Beacons (or similar)

 

Day 3: Brecon Beacons

Today you can explore into the Brecon Beacons, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the perfect place to take a walk and discover some of the wonderful waterfalls it is known for. Why not take a trip to Castell Coch, or ‘Red Castle’ a romantic Victorian redesign built on 13th century ruins? Or the particularly dramatic Carreg Cenin castle, located in a position which overlooks the stunning surrounding area. The award-winning Whisky Distillery of Penderyn is also located in the area if you fancy a tour!

Overnight: Castle of Brecon Hotel, Brecon Beacons (or similar)

 

Day 4: Brecon Beacons > Pembrokeshire

Today you will swap one National Park for another as you leave the Brecon Beacons behind to travel into the Pembrokeshire National Park. Why not stop on the way and visit Swansea, the home of Dylan Thomas, or the pretty village of Laugharne where he made his home and often wrote in the castle which stands proudly overlooking the estuary here. Your accommodation for the night will be in the Pembrokeshire peninsula.

Overnight: Lamphey Hall Hotel, Pembrokeshire (or similar)
 

Day 5: Pembrokeshire

Today spend some time exploring Pembrokeshire, renowned for its beautiful coastline and quaint seaside towns. Visit the popular harbour town of Tenby which is known for its 13th Century medieval town walls, Tenby Castle, the Tudor Merchant’s House run by the National Trust and Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. The nearby Caldey Island can be reached by boat and is known as one of the holy islands of Britain.

Overnight: Lamphey Hall Hotel, Pembrokeshire (or similar)

 

Day 6: Pembrokeshire > Mid-Wales

Today you could travel to the most westerly point of the country to visit St. Davids, the smallest city in the UK The Cathedral and adjacent ruins here are well worth a stop. From here, travel up the beautiful coastal path, stopping wherever takes your fancy along the way! Perhaps you’ll visit Cilgerran Castle just outside Cardigan, a 13th century ruin overlooking the longest river in Wales?

Overnight: Bodalwyn Guest House, Aberystwyth (or similar)

 

Day 7: Mid-Wales

Today, why not spend the morning exploring the town of Aberystwyth. Take a walk, up Constitution Hill which offers fantastic views of the bay and the castle ruins. You can also explore the area on the Vale of Rheidol train which travels between Aberystwyth and the mythical waterfalls of ‘Devil’s Bridge’, called so due to the legend that it’s the last place the devil visited in Wales.

Overnight: Bodalwyn Guest House, Aberystwyth (or similar)

 

Day 8: Mid Wales > Snowdonia

This morning travel into the Snowdonia National Park. why not book yourself onto the Snowdonia Mountain Railway which will take you up the highest mountain in England and Wales? From here, you could also travel into

Porthmadog to the unique village of Portmeirion. This resort lies on the coast and is designed as a Mediterranean resort. You could enjoy dinner in Castell Deudraeth, an impressive Victorian restoration project located within the resort. Within the Park you will also find the village of Beddgelert, famous in Wales for the legend of Gelert, the faithful dog of Prince Llewelyn the Great.

Overnight: Château Rhianfa, Anglesey (or similar)

 

Day 9: Anglesey

Today you have the option to travel to the beautiful island of Anglesey. Connected to the North

Wales coast by two bridges, it features long stretches of coastline that have been declared Areas of

Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a lot to see packed into this little island, the castle and gaol in

Beaumaris are well worth a visit, as are the Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens nearby. The magical Llanddwyn Island holds the ruins of LLanddwyn Chapel, the church of Welsh patron saint of lovers.

Overnight: Château Rhianfa, Anglesey (or similar)

 

Day 10: Return Journey home

Today you will depart for your return journey home. Conwy Castle, one of the most impressive castles of Wales, is in this are or if you fancy travelling a bit further, journey to the small market town of Llangollen, the home of Wales’ National Eisteddfod, nestled between the surrounding hills and perched on the River Dee. The ruins of castell Dinas Bran overlook the area with lovely views.

Highlights

  • Impressive gardens and castle grounds
  • Castle stay (where available)
  • Discover the capital city Cardiff
  • Picturesque scenery 

Route

  1. Cardiff
  2. Brecon Beacons
  3. Pembrokeshire
  4. Aberystwyth
  5. Anglesey