Day Tour
Tour type
8 hours
Duration
Saturday
Availability

Our sightseeing day 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 market town of Brecon.

DEPARTURE DAY Saturday
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at 09:30 for a prompt departure at 09:45
DEPARTURE POINT
The front of the City United Reformed Church,    View on map
Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BX
PRICE  (per person)
£85.00
INCLUDED
Transport
Driver guide
NOT INCLUDED
Refreshments Gratuities
Admissions Caerphilly Castle entrance prices

This sightseeing day tour is perfect for anyone who wants to explore some of South Wales’ finest castles, enjoy scenic mountain views and experience a historical market town.
 

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1

Depart from Cardiff

Our departure point is conveniently located in the centre of Cardiff, on Windsor Place and is easily reached by train, car or on foot.

2

Cardiff Castle

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.

3

Castell Coch

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 actually 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.

4

Caerphilly Castle

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.

5

Brecon Beacons

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.

6

Brecon

The picturesque market town of Brecon is steeped in history and dates from Norman times. Here, you can spend time visiting the 12th century cathedral or walking through the narrow streets and browsing the eclectic range of shops. Brecon also marks the start of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, so a peaceful walk alongside this beautiful canal is also an option.

7

Return to Cardiff

We return to central Cardiff, leaving you free to enjoy your evening in Wales’ capital city.

caerphilly castle from the outside across moat 3
cardiff castle from the outside
castell coch from the outside in spring
castell coch from inside the courtyard
caerphilly castle from the outside
roadside brecon beacons
brecon beacons in the distance
brecon cathedral from outside
canal basin brecon 1

Tour Reviews

4.83 based on 6 reviews
9 July 2017

Prompt and professional service. It was a full and enjoyable day. We were lucky enough to see some of the famed wild horses of Mid Wales.

7 June 2017

Jim has good subject knowledge about the places we visited… we had a lovely time through the day knowing more details about Wales in general.

13 May 2017

The castles were amazing… beautiful little streets. I strongly recommend this company.

17 February 2017

Wonderful landscapes and castles to see. I recommend it to anyone who loves castles and nature.

23 October 2016

Our driver was informative and interesting. The scenery was beautiful… what made the tour special was the information and stories that Chris told. Experienced and professional.

21 June 2016

Absolutely stunning Brecon Beacons National Park… the guide was very professional. Will recommend to anyone who would like to visit beautiful Wales.

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