The natural beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast and the Gower peninsula are famed all over the world. Glorious sandy beaches and seemingly endless rugged coastline give way to the Preseli Hills, historic towns and little villages. We are based in Carmarthen, ideal for visiting this delightful corner of Wales.
The 3 star rated Ivy Bush Hotel is within walking distance to Carmarthen town centre and was once a favourite retreat for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. Sympathetically modernised, the hotel retains its old world charm blended with modern day facilities. All bedrooms are en-suite, have a TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. A lift serves all floors.
Sunday Our door to door service takes us to the Club Class coach. We head to Carmarthen and arrive late afternoon at the Ivy Bush Royal Hotel where we enjoy a cup of tea and Welsh cake whilst luggage is taken care of.
Monday This morning we travel west to the popular holiday resort of Tenby. With the old walls, interesting little side streets and alleyways to explore and its superb beach, Tenby is South West Wales’ main holiday resort and is always a pleasant and friendly place to visit. We have time for lunch in Tenby before we are on our way to Picton Castle and Woodland Garden. Regarded as Pembrokeshire’s finest stately home and gardens, Picton is situated close to the estuary of the Cleddau River, not far from Haverfordwest. There are 40 acres of some of the most beautiful gardens and grounds in West Wales.
Tuesday Leaving the hotel we head south through Kidwelly and make our way to the picture postcard resort of Mumbles, delightfully located on Swansea Bay. We have time for a look around and to get some food before the short drive to the Gower Heritage Centre at Parkmill. Here we meet our guide for a tour taking us to the beautiful unspoilt scenery of the Gower Peninsula, designated and ‘Area of outstanding natural beauty’. After the tour we return to the Heritage Centre and enjoy a Gower Cream Tea.
Wednesday Today our excursion takes us to St Bride's Bay and Newgale Sands to the magical place of St David's, birthplace of the Patron Saint of Wales. St David's has a beautiful Cathedral, the smallest in Britain, which is well worth a visit. From the Cathedral we head around the Preseli Mountains and back to the hotel for our final dinner.
Thursday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts as we travel back to our home areas after a delightful Welsh break.
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