Wales

Bala Lake Railway

Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway) offers a delightful 9-mile return journey alongside Bala Lake, through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Their narrow gauge steam trains give excellent views of the lake amid its surrounding scenery including the nearby mountains of Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy. Llanuwchllyn is the railway’s main station; from here regular trains link the village with the delightful market town of Bala. At Llanuwchllyn, visitors can watch the steam locomotives being

 

serviced before they join the train, can see the Victorian signal box in operation and can enjoy light refreshments in the station buffet.

The railway provides an ideal centrepiece for a day’s visit to Bala Lake. The round trip of 1 hour can be broken at any of the stations to enjoy other activities - a pleasant 10 minutes walk into Bala town for shopping or merely browsing. There is access to the lake shore at Llangower station for swimming, fishing or simply lazing by the waterside.

Call 01678 540666 or email enquiries@bala-lake-railway.co.uk for further information.

 

Brecon Mountain Railway

The Brecon Mountain Railway is one of 'The Great Little Trains of Wales'. The Great Little Trains of Wales are a very special way of seeing some of the best scenery in the British Isles. All are narrow gauge steam railways and some have a history spanning well over 100 years. All of them have in common the charm of old-time steam trains with plenty of polished paintwork and brass.
The Brecon Mountain Railway is one of the most interesting things to do in South Wales. A heritage railway, running through the Brecon Beacons, it is based on the Brecon and Merthyr Railway, which opened originally in 1859. The dramatic South Wales landscape and impressively restored steam locomotives make a visit to The Brecon Mountain Railway a great day out in South Wales.

Web:www.bmr.wales

 

Cyfarthfa Park

Cyfarthfa Park, described as the Jewel in Merthyr Tydfil's crown, sits beautifully at the foot of the Brecon Beacons. With a stunning 19th Century Castle, beautiful grounds, a Museum and Art Gallery, Miniature Railway, Playzone and so much more, the park offers a truly exciting day out for all the family, come rain or shine!  Telephone : 01685 727371 Website – www.cyfarthfa.com Email museum@merthyrlesiuretrust.co.uk 

 

Dyffryn Gardens
Dyffryn Gardens, set in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan Countryside, is an exceptional example of Edwardian Garden design. Within the 55-acre gardens is a series of stunning outdoor garden rooms, an impressive arboretum, formal lawn areas, a fernery and much more, all of which helps to make Dyffryn one of Wales’ number one gardens.

Tel: 029 2059 3228 Email: dyffryn@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk Web: www.dyffrynardens.com

ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN

Set against a magnificent backdrop of the towering mountains and the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia, Electric Mountain is First Hydro Company's Visitor centre in Llanberis. Its split level layout contains a gift shop and cafe and is the starting point for the tour of Dinorwig Power Station.

THE CENTRE Explore the inner workings of EM    THE CAFE  Eat, drink, relax & enjoy free WIFI THE GIFT SHOP Great gifts from local suppliers
ROOM HIRE  Rooms are set to your requirements  GENIUS CORNER  Facts, Fun, Games and Puzzles

Tel:01286 870636 info@electricmountain.co.uk www.electricmountain.co.uk

 

 

Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway is the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales. We are located beside the historic Dee Bridge (built in 1345) in the centre of Llangollen town. The journey is a relaxing 10 miles travelling through the stunning Dee Valley to the lovely town of Corwen the cross roads of North Wales.The line follows the picturesque River Dee, classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its entire length. 

Contact info@llangollen-railway.co.uk

http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/ Telephone 01978 860979

 

 

Llangollen Wharf, Horse Drawn Canal Boats

Llangollen Wharf is one of the major attractions in the North Wales market town of Llangollen and is now part of a World Heritage Site. From the Wharf you can embark on either a horse drawn boat trip along the feeder for the main canal, or a motorised aqueduct boat trip which takes you across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford. Both these trips take in the magical sights and sounds of the beautiful Llangollen Canal.Special rates apply for groups. Coach drop off point and complimentary food for drivers and couriers. To book ring 01978 860702 or email enquiries@horsedrawnboats.co.uk.  www.horsedrawnboats.co.uk

Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Best Garden Centre in Wales & West

The perfect stop for excellent shopping and delicious home-cooked food combining a Garden Centre, Farm Shop and Railways Restaurant crowned ‘Best Garden Centre in Wales & the West’ for the past six consecutive years. Situated between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye in the heart of the picturesque Wye Valley at the foot of the Black Mountains, the site has outstanding views of the Brecon Beacons and surrounding Radnorshire Hills.

Contact: Tel: 01497 847055 Email: info@oldrailwaylinenursery.co.uk  Website: www.oldrailwaylinegc.co.uk

Portmeirion

Situated on a private peninsula overlooking stunning coastal scenery, the Italian Riviera meets rural Wales with a riot of colour and architectural styles at Portmeirion Village. Built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion is now one of Wales’ most popular tourist destinations.

Group rates are available to parties of 12 or more individuals travelling together and making one payment.

We have plenty of dedicated Coach Parking available and we offer FREE ENTRY and COMPLIMENTARY REFRESHMENTS to the driver and tour leader. Refreshments available in the Town Hall cafe upon production of tour guide voucher (available at the tollgate).

We offer complementary 20-minute walking tours, film and train rides (train only runs during the main season). Bespoke excursions can be designed according to your guests' interests with advanced notice. Bespoke tours need to be booked in advance with our Welcome Centre staff. Call 01766 772409 or email visit@portmeirion.wales

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Since 1896 visitors have been travelling to the village of Llanberis, to experience this unique rail journey to the Summit of Snowdon. From the first views of the waterfall plunging into the gorge below at the start of the journey, to the breath-taking sights over Rocky Valley, every moment is memorable. One of the world’s greatest panoramas is revealed as the train reaches the Summit. Hafod Eryri, the Summit visitor centre has spectacular views to the valleys below. Travel to the Summit is from May to the end of October. During March and April, trains travel to Clogwyn ¾ up the mountain (weather permitting). Two services are available, the Heritage Steam Experience and Traditional Diesel Service. For group bookings call +44(0)1286 873 498 or email bookings@snowdonrailway.co.uk www.snowdonrailway.co.uk Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis, Gwynedd LL55 4TY

Stradey Park Hotel Group Tours

Stradey Park Hotel is a four star hotel featuring sweeping panoramic views across Llanelli, Carmarthen Bay and the world famous Gower Peninsula.

This impressive hotel mixes traditional features with modern style. Many rooms are newly refurbished and all have flatscreen TV’s, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi and parking on site.

Stradey Park Hotel is close to many popular local attractions including Ffos Las Racecourse, Machynys Golf Club,  National Botanical Gardens and stunning beaches. Accessibility to the M4 means that you can easily travel East or West to reach many of South Wales' most popular attractions including the Gower Peninsula and the Brecon Beacons

Tel: 01554 758171     E: reservations@stradeyparkhotel.com  Web: www.stradeyparkhotel.com

Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4HA

 

St Davids Cathedral 

Built upon the site of St David's 6th century monastery St Davids Cathedral has been a site of pilgrimage and worship for many hundreds of years. Splendid painted ceilings, newly restored shrine with five icons, daily services, concerts, gift shop, art and craft exhibitions by local artists and refectory specialising in locally sourced ingredients

The Pebbles, St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6RD 

Tel: 01437 720202 Web: www.stdavidscathedral.org.uk

The National Coracle Centre
A unique collection of coracles from Wales and around the world set in the grounds of teh 17th century mill beside The Salmon Leap and Falls.

Guided tours for group bookings.  Entry to Mill included in visit.  Gift and antique shop.  Ample coach parking in village.  Tea rooms next door

Tel: +44(0)1239 710980/710507 Email: martinfowler7@aol.com

Abergavenny Markets
Tel: (01873) 735811 Web: www.abergavennymarket.co.uk





Aberglasney Historic House & Garden
Aberglasney, Llangathen, Carmarthen, Dyfed SA32 8QH
Tel: 01558 668 998 Web: www.aberglasney.org





Bala Lake Railway
Bala Lake Railway Ltd, The Station, Llanuwchllyn,
Gwynedd, LL23 7DD
Tel: 01678 540666 Web: www.bala-lake-railway.co.uk


Cadw
Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw, Cardiff, CF15 7QQ
Tel:  01443 33 6000 Web: www.cadw.wales.gov.uk





Dewstow Gardens & Grottoes
Caerwent, Monmourthshire, South Wales, NP26 5AH
Tel: 01291 431020  Web:www.dewstowgardens.co.uk





Esplanade Hotel
Promenade,Llandudno,Conwy, North WalesLL30 2LL
Tel: 01492 860 300 Web: www.esplanadehotel.co.uk


 

 

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways

Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, North Wales LL49 9NF
Tel: 01766 516024  Web: www.festrail.co.uk





Hard Rock Café Cardiff
The Old Brewery Quarter, 49 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AD
Tel: 029 203 73403 Web: www.hardrock.com





Heritage Railway Association
c/o 8 Ffordd Dyfig, Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales LL36 9EH 
Tel: 01654 710344 Web: www.hra.gb.com  





The Judge's Lodging
Broad Street Presteigne Powys LD8 2AD tel: 01544 260650
email: info@judgeslodging.org.uk Web:www.judgeslodging.org.uk





Llangollen International Eisteddfod
Eisteddford Office, Llangollen, Wales, LL20 8SW
Tel: 01978 862000 Web: www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk 

 
Llechwedd Slate Caverns
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Wales, LL41 3NB
Tel: 01766 830306 Web: www.llechwedd.co.uk





Mid Wales Tourism
The Station, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, SY20 8TG
Tel: 01654 702653  Web: www.midwalestourism.co.uk 

 

National Botanic Garden Of Wales
Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire,SA32 8HGTel: 01558 668768
Email: info@gardenofwales.org.uk
Web: www.gardenofwales.org.uk





National Wool Museum
Dre-fach Felindre, Nr Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul,
Carmarthenshire SA44 5UP
Tel: 01559 370929 Web: www.museumwales.ac.uk





Portmeirion

Gwynedd, Wales, LL48 6ET Tel01782 744721
Web: www.portmeirion.com  

Portmeirion Village
Gwynedd Tel: 01766 770 000
Web: www.portmeirion-village.com





Tallyllyn Rail
Talyllyn Railway Company, Wharf Station, Tywyn,
Gwynedd LL36 9EY
Tel: 01654 710472 Web: www.talyllyn.co.uk





Techniquest
Stuart Street, Butetown, Cardiff CF10 5
Tel: 029 2047 5475





Vale of Rheidol Railway
Park AveAberystwyth, Dyfed SY23 1PG
Tel: 01970 625 819





Wales Nat Botanic Gardens
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire SA32 8HG
Tel: (01558) 667149 E-mail: adurran@gardenofwales.org.uk





Wales Tourist Board
Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff, Wales CF24 0UY 
Tel: 029 2047 5231 Web: www.traveltradewales.com





UWIC (University Of Wales Institute Cardiff)
Conference Services, Cyncoed Rd, Cyncoed,
Cardiff CF23 6XD Web: www.uwic.ac.uk/conferences





West Coast Railway The Cambrian
Station Garage Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8
Tel:01654 702108 Web: www.westcoastrailways.co.uk





Winding House
Cross Street, New Tredegar, Caerphilly County Borough,
South Wales, NP24 6EG
Tel:  01443 822 666 Email: windinghouse@caerphilly.gov.uk
Web:www.windinghouse.co.uk

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