Coach Holidays to Porthcawl
Porthcawl is a traditional, British holiday resort located between Swansea and Cardiff. In the 1820’s and 1830’s Porthcawl was an important location for the iron and steel industry. Although it was born during the industrial revolution, Porthcawl today is a complete contrast. It 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 has developed as a seaside resort after the Great War and the splendid Grand Pavilion dates from 1932.
Things To Do In Porthcawl
This characteristic holiday resort has plenty to offer holiday makers; it is a popular choice for travellers who enjoy coach holidays to Porthcawl. Situated in South Wales, this sleepy seaside town has seven stunning beaches that are popular among water sport enthusiasts. Afterwards, stop off at the café for a delicious mug of hot cocoa or find a spot on the sand dunes and take in the beautiful scenery. Donkey rides, amusements and a fairground, it has the typical seaside ambience. Nearby is Kenfig Nature Reserve, a site of national importance and regarded as one of Wales’ top sand-dune reserves. A home to special plants, birds and other wildlife who depend on the Kenfig Nature Reserve for their survival
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, To the East of the town lies the River Ogmore and the beautiful Glamorgan Heritage Coast. You can discover more about the history of Porthcawl at the local museum, where the exhibits change regularly. Another gem you will find is The Grand Pavillion Theatre; it is Bridgend County Borough’s premier entertainment venue. Since it opened on the seafront in 1932, it has hosted a large variety of concerts, conferences, comedy gigs, jazz club and art expeditions. For the young and young at heart, there is plenty to see and do in Porthcawl.
Cardiff & St Fagans Nat. History Museum
Cardiff is the largest city in Wales. The city centre also includes Cardiff Castle and Principality Stadium. Cardiff Bay is one of the most successful regeneration projects in the United Kingdom. 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.
Breacon Mountain Railway &
Today we take a trip on the newly extended Brecon Mountain railway, which winds its way high into the Beacons National Park (return fare included in tour cost). WE then visit Cyfarthfa Castle, once a pivotal location during the Industrial Revolution and today a fascinating museum with extensive gardens.
Swansea and Bracelet Bay
Swansea is a bustling city full of interest including the National Waterfront Museum and the Dylan Thomas Centre. 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.
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