Our signature Castles, Mountains and Whisky private sightseeing tour takes in three of the principal castles of South Wales, beginning with a drive around Cardiff Castle, a site of historical strategic importance. We then visit the enchanting ‘fairytale castle’ Castell Coch, followed by Wales’ largest castle, the imposing Caerphilly Castle. The tour then continues with a drive through the mountain scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park and a chance to explore the Penderyn whisky distillery.
|DEPARTURE DAY||7 days a week – you choose!|
or your chosen departure point (please let us know at the time of enquiry).
|PRICE* (per tour)||
* Please note that the price is the total cost of the tour, not per person.
|RETURN TIME||17:30 – 18:00 dependent on traffic conditions.|
This private sightseeing tour is perfect for anyone who wants to explore some of South Wales’ finest castles, enjoy scenic mountain views and experience Welsh whisky making.
Depart from Cardiff
Our private tours leave either from our standard departure point at Windsor Place in central Cardiff, or from your hotel in Cardiff and the surrounding areas. Alternative departure points may be available – please enquire for details.
We drive around the capital’s castle, located in the city centre. Cardiff Castle was of great strategic importance as the home to the powerful Romans during their occupation of Wales. Its rich history is reflected in its construction, which combines building work across many centuries from Gothic to Norman and Roman architecture.
Castell Coch, which translates in Welsh as red castle, is also known as the ‘fairytale castle’ thanks to its tapered turrets and conical rooves. Although built in the 1870s, this charming castle is medieval in style and was built as a country retreat for the third Marquess of Bute, one of Britain’s richest men.
Caerphilly Castle is Wales’ largest and Britain’s second largest castle behind Windsor. This formidable fortress boasts an extensive ring of water defences and huge gatehouses and was built mainly in the 13th century. After exploring this magnificent castle from the inside out (an admission charge is payable), there is time for refreshments in town of Caerphilly before the sightseeing tour continues.
One of Wales’ 3 National Parks, the Brecon Beacons, has some stunning scenery which you can enjoy as we drive through the rolling hills to the northern part of the mountains.
One of the world’s smallest distilleries, Penderyn Distillery produces award winning single malt whiskies and spirits from their base in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We spend time in the visitors’ centre, where you have the opportunity to sample the whiskies and purchase gifts from the shop. In addition, there is the opportunity to take the distillery tour (at an additional cost) if you wish to do so.
Return to Cardiff
We return to your earlier departure point, leaving you free to enjoy the evening as you wish.