Coach holidays with Alfa Travel

Heart Of South Wales

Resort - Porthcawl

Overview

Located between Swansea and Cardiff, Porthcawl was originally a port for the iron and steel industries and still has some interesting features from that period, including the oldest maritime warehouse in Wales, an attractive harbour and the last coal and gas powered lighthouse in the country. It developed as a seaside resort after the Great War and the splendid Grand Pavilion dates from 1932. Nearby is Kenfig Nature Reserve, a site of national importance. This attractive seaside resort offers numerous facilities, including the world famous Porthcawl golf course, the finest course in Wales and one of several in the area, an expansive sandy beach and Coney Beach, a fairground with a variety of rides and amusements which was named after the famous New York venue. To the East of the town lies the River Ogmore and the beautiful Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

Prices from

£169 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 5386SC

Tour: Heart Of South Wales

Resort: Porthcawl

Days: 5

Date Travelling: 07 February 2022

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Seabank Hotel

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Porthcawl
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Porthcawl - Morning View
Porthcawl Sea Front
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Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Cardiff and St Fagans National History Museum

  • Cardiff is the largest city in Wales. It was made a city in 1905, and proclaimed the capital of Wales in 1955.
  • The Cardiff Story Museum, housed in the grand old library building, recounts the city's development. The city centre also includes Cardiff Castle and Principality Stadium.
  • Cardiff Bay is one of the most successful regeneration projects in the United Kingdom with its restaurants, waterside views and Wales Millennium Centre.
  • St Fagans is one of Europe’s premier open air museums and the most popular heritage attraction in Wales.
  • The museum affords visitors a journey through the history of Welsh life with over 30 preserved and re-constructed buidings spanning 500 years of history.
  • Amongst these you will also find indoor exhibitions displaying costume, daily life and farming implements.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

Day 4 - Swansea and Bracelet Bay

  • Swansea is Wales' second largest city after Cardiff.
  • The National Waterfront Museum (free entry) in Swansea tells the human story of Welsh industry and innovation.
  • The Dylan Thomas Centre (free entry) tells the story of the work, life and cultural context of one of the twentieth century’s most significant writers.
  • Bracelet Bay, near Mumbles, offers exceptional sea views across the Bristol Channel.
  • The more active guest might choose to make the short but steep walk from here to Mumbles.

Day 5 - Return Travel

Seabank Hotel

Porthcawls most prominent building is situated on a headland, a short walk from the Grand Pavilion and John Street shops. There are spectacular views of the Bristol Channel and South Wales coast from the bar, restaurant and most bedrooms.

Contact Details

Seabank Hotel
West Road

Tel No: 01656 782261

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