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Heart of Wales

Heart of Wales

Mid Wales is bordered by the two stunning national parks, Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South and the area is steeped in heritage, culture and stunning scenery.

Mid Wales is bordered by the two stunning national parks, Snowdonia to the North and the Brecon Beacons to the South and the area is steeped in heritage, culture and stunning scenery. Join us on this new tour based in the Victorian town of Llandrindod Wells as we explore the area and visit some of its best attractions including the dramatic Elan Valley Reservoirs, Powis Castle and the Vale of Rheidol narrow gauge steam railway.





The elegant and historic Metropole Hotel is located in the centre of the Victorian town of Llandrindod Wells. All bedrooms feature television, radio, telephone, Wi-Fi, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and bar plus a leisure club and spa with indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Lift to all floors.




  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast

  • Journey on the Vale of Rheidol Railway

  • Brecon canal cruise

  • Guided tour of the Elan Valley reservoirs

  • Admission to Powis Castle

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel to Welshpool for a visit to Powis Castle, originally built in circa 1200. Step inside and you'll find opulent interiors with exquisite works of art. The stunning gardens date back 300 years and feature a mix of sophisticated flower borders and fantastic topiary. We then continue to Llandrindod Wells where we commence our three night stay at Metropole Hotel.


Day Two

This morning spend some time at leisure to explore Llandrindod Wells before we travel to Brecon, where we board a narrow boat for a cruise on the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. Spend a delightful few hours cruising through some beautiful scenery within the Brecon Beacons National Park.

B, D

Day Three

Today we travel to the seaside resort of Aberystwyth. Enjoy free time to look around, take a walk along the promenade or maybe ride up the Victorian Cliff Railway to the top of Constitution Hill where you can enjoy fantastic views over Cardigan Bay. This afternoon we take our seats on the Vale of Rheidol steam railway for a nostalgic 12 mile journey climbing 700ft through some truly spectacular scenery to Devil's Bridge, home to the famous waterfalls.

B, D

Day Four

We check out of our hotel and travel to Rhayader and the Elan Valley Visitor Centre where we meet a guide who will accompany us for a tour of the dams. Elan is a beautiful and unspoilt area made even more compelling by the dams and reservoirs which together create a wonderful landscape. Enjoy the stunning views and marvel at the engineering enterprise of the Victorians before continue our homeward journey early afternoon.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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Arvonia Coaches Ltd
Llanrug, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 4AA
Registered in Cardiff No. 2752976
VAT No: 310 5664 88

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