This 8-hour tour is a fun-packed, informative day in South and Mid Wales. Take a tour of Wales' largest castle and travel through the famous Welsh Valleys to the Brecon Beacons National Park, and enjoy scenic landscapes, charming villages and castles.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
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Tour around Caerphilly Castle with its leaning tower
Travel through the famous Welsh Valleys
Touch the Maen Llai Standing Stone
Walk the Brecon Beacons and visit charming villages
Take a lunch stop at Brecon, a traditional Mid Wales market town
This fun-packed day starts with a tour at the largest fortress in Wales, the 13th century Caerphilly Castle. Explore the leaning tower which out-leans Pisa, walk the spiral staircase to the top of the Constable's Tower, and take amazing photos on the battlement walkways. View the water defenses which protected the castle, now inhabited by flocks of swans and ducks. This castle has even been a Dr. Who filming location on a number of occasions.
Heading north, you’ll drive through the Welsh valleys and enter the Brecon Beacons National Park for a tour of the stunning landscape. This area was re-shaped by the Ice Age to form lush rolling hills and valleys. You’ll get excellent views of the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Fforest Fawr, charming villages and the canal.
After a lunch and shopping break, continue on your tour with a walk in Brecon Beacons, followed by a stop at Libanus Visitors’ Center. The final part of your tour sees you travelling further west on a single-track road through hidden valleys to another high point – here, you’ll experience some of the most beautiful scenery that Wales has to offer. Take a short walk to a Bronze Age Standing Stone where you can touch the stone claimed to have mystical powers. Finally, stop in a charming village with a medieval church and ancient Yew trees. Return to Cardiff by approximately 5:30 PM.
Mercedes Mini-Coach with air-conditioning
What’s Not Included
Entrance fee to Caerphilly Castle (adult £8.50 / senior £6.80 / student and children £5.10
When you get there
Front steps at the National Museum & Gallery Cardiff. Address: Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP.
• Please check the weather forecast and wear suitable clothing.
• Trainers or walking footwear is recommended on the short walk on the hills
• Minimum age for children is 5 years old
• Minimum numbers apply