Tenby - Wales 5 Days 27th September £269.00
Join us for a few days’ adventure in South Wales along the Pembrokeshire coast! Over 5 days, you’ll see many of the best places in this beautiful part of the world, taking in the picturesque seaside resort of Tenby, the vibrant city of St David’s, the imposing castle of Haverfordwest, the mystical town of Carmarthen with its links to Arthurian legend, and the lovely little seaside town of Saundersfoot.
After a morning departure from your local pick-up point you’ll head into Wales, and make your way to Tenby where you’ll check into the Clarence House hotel. You’ll have the chance to stretch your legs after the journey and wander around the town a little, enjoying the brightly coloured buildings.
After breakfast, you’ll visit St David’s, a unique city surrounded by wonderful coastline. St David’s is a small place, granted the designation of ‘city’ by the Queen as it has a cathedral, one of two requirements needed for a settlement to become a city, but in reality, it’s a small and rather attractive village. In the afternoon, you’ll visit Haverfordwest, which is the ancient county-town of Pembrokeshire and is dominated by the Western Cleddau which runs through the town and the castle which towers above it. The town museum is housed in the castle, and there you can see exhibitions of local history and art.
On your third day in Wales, you’ll visit Carmarthen. The town is probably best known for its connection to Merlin and its Roman heritage. It’s the oldest continually occupied town in Wales and is very proud of its Roman and Arthurian heritage. Merlin is said to have been born in the town, and if you visit the Carmarthenshire County Museum, you can even see the last piece of Merlin’s Oak, which legend says must remain in the town or else Carmarthen will fall! Why not take a leisurely walk along Picton Terrace and see the grand Regency buildings, wander the stalls which champion local produce in the Indoor Market or visit Carmarthen Park which boasts the very first velodrome built in Wales and is one of the few still in working condition.
You’ll head to Saundersfoot for the morning. It’s a small seaside town between Tenby and Amroth with a wide sandy beach which has a blue flag award. The town was originally built to support a harbour that transported coal from mines in and around Stepaside. Nothing now remains of the mines, but the old tramway which brought coal to the harbour is still there. In the afternoon, you’ll return to Tenby for some free time.
After breakfast we bid farewell to Tenby for the journey home, taking happy memories of a fabulous trip with you!
Clarence House Hotel
The hotel overlooks Tenby’s South beach, with excellent views of Caldey Island. The hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from the High street and an 8-minute walk from the harbour. The rooms are simple but comfortable and feature en-suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and tea/coffee facilities.
Return coach travel
4 nights at the Clarence House Hotel, half-board
Excursions to St David’s, Haverfordwest, Carmarthen and Saundersfoot
The price shown is per person based on two adults sharing a twin/double room.
Child (12 years and under) prices are based on sharing with two full fare paying passengers. Therefore, if one adult and one child share a room the child will pay the adult price.
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