Day 3: National Botanic Garden of Wales
A very different experience awaits you today as we take you to Wales’ National Botanic Garden. Spread across 500 acres the site is home to formal gardens, open parkland and a nature reserve, offering plenty for you to discover and a range of walks to enjoy for all abilities. The highlight of the Gardens is probably the Great Glasshouse, the largest single span glasshouse in the world, and home to a collection of plants ranging from the Mediterranean to Australia, California, South Africa and Chile.
Day 4: Free day
Today is free for you to enjoy at your leisure. You might want to relax on the site or perhaps you’d like to venture into nearby Swansea or to the Gower Peninsula either in your own vehicle or via public transport. The Gower Peninsula is famed for its natural beauty and you’ll discover a range of walks and cycle routes for you to enjoy.
Day 5: Brecon Mountain Railway and Penderyn Distillery
Travel into the Brecon Beacons National Park (aka Bannau Brycheiniog) this morning for a vintage steam train ride. Following the route of the old Breacon & Merthyr railway, today the mountain railway is home to steam locomotives from around the world. Step back in time as you board your carriage and set off into the Welsh countryside, passing forests, mountains and a reservoir as you travel high into the National Park.
Your next destination is the Penderyn Distillery. Labelled as the ‘Home of Welsh Whisky’, the distillery produces single malt whisky. You’ll get to see the distillation process, which uses fresh natural water from a nearby spring, and learn about what makes the whisky unique. At the end of the tour you can enjoy a taste of the end product without having to consider driving afterwards, as the coach will return you to the campsite.