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Highlights ~Cardiff Bay ~Penarth Marina ~St Fagan's Museum of Welsh Life ~Llantwit Magor ~Southerndown ~Ogmore Castle & Ancient Stepping Stones
PRICES GBP: Adult £45.00 | Over 60s & Students £40.00 | Child £25.00 (5 years and under 16 years) Includes: Top of the range Mercedes air-conditioned mini-coach. Services of professional driver and local guide. Extras:Lunch and refreshments.
Tour summary: The tour travel south to Cardiff Bay and Penarth Marina to discover the transition from small fishing village to the largest port in the World. St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life, set in over 100-acres of beautiful countryside with over 40 buildings which tell the story of Welsh life over the past 500 year. Lunch stop at the ancient town of Llantwit Magor, tour of the church with a collection of Celtic Crosses and Fresco remains. The Glamorgan Heritage Coast, sandy beaches and coastal views, Ogmore Castle site of the last battle of King Arthur
Departs every Thursday all year round start time 09:00 hours and return time 17:30 (5.30pm) approx from National Museum Cardiff .
From the city head south to Cardiff Bay and Penarth Marina, the route taken is o the eastern side of the city where your guide will point out the buildings of interest . Penarth Marina is a superb location to view the entire city and the mountains in the background to the north. To the south, the waters of the Bristol Channell and two islands Your guide will give an entertaining overview of how the area transformed from small fishing village to the largest exporting port in the World. Travel west to St Fagan's Museum of Welsh Life starting with a guided tour of the castle (be aware that certain times of the year the castle closes for maintenance) and the picturesque formal gardens. There are over 40 buildings transported from across Wales - churches, toll houses, quarryman's cottage, a terrace of six stone cottages and farm houses givng an understanding of Welsh life over the past 500 years. . Llantwit Major,an ancient town steeped in Welsh history, the core of the town has not changed for centuries, quaint narrow streets and coaching inns. There are plenty of lunch options, which your guide will be pleased to point out to you. After lunch take a guided tour of the church which has a significant collection of Celtic stones and fresco remains. To the west is the Glamorgan Heritage Coast, infamous for its ship wrecks and smugglers tales. Take a stroll along the beach and up to the cliff tops for views across the Bristol Channel. Last tour stop is at the ruins of Ogmore Castle, you can walk across the ancient stepping stones crossing the River Ewenny. The nearby riding stables start their twice daily horse treks at this location and wonderful to watch them crossing the river. Depart late afternoon and return to Cardiff at 17:30 (5.30pm) approx.
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