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Royal Mint, Penderyn & Brecon Railway

Royal Mint, Penderyn & Brecon Railway

Combining some of south Wales' top attractions, this is a short break not to be missed. Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Mint, the only place in the world where you can witness the UK's coins being made. Take a tour of Penderyn distillery and learn about the award-winning Welsh Single Malt Whisky plus enjoy a journey on the Brecon Mountain Railway.

This four day break to South Wales will feature some popular and interesting inclusions which are some of the regions’ top attractions. Enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Mint and gain unprecedented access to discover the people and events behind the coins in your pocket. We also visit Penderyn Distillery where you can enjoy a guided tour and learn about the history of whisky making in Wales. Finally we take a ride on the Brecon Mountain Railway to see the stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons.




The Holiday Inn Cardiff City hotel is conveniently located between the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle and is only a short walk to all the major attractions and shopping areas. All bedrooms feature air-conditioning, television, radio, Wi-Fi, telephone, iron / ironing board, hairdryer and tea / coffee making facilities. The hotel also features the Junction Restaurant and bar, plus the Callaghan’s Sports Bar. Lift to all floors.




  • Accommodation with breakfast

  • Admission & Guided tour of the Royal Mint

  • Penderyn Distillery guided tour & tasting

  • Return journey on Brecon Mountain Railway

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

Our outward journey to Cardiff takes us via Hereford, Ross on Wye, Monmouth and Newport, arriving in Cardiff mid-afternoon for check in to the Holiday Inn. After checking in to our hotel the remainder of the day will be free to begin exploring Cardiff.

Day Two

This morning we visit the Royal Mint Experience at Llantrisant, the only place in the world where you can witness the UK's coins being made. Head behind the scenes to follow the journey of a coin from a blank to a bank during a 45-minute Guided Factory Experience. You'll have the chance to lift a 400 oz Gold Bar (worth around £400,000) and one strike your own coin to take home as a memento and discover rare coins and over 1000 years of history in the exhibition gallery, this fabulous experience is one to remember.. Following our visit we return to Cardiff where the remainder of the day will be at leisure.


Day Three

We drive up through the Rhondda Valley to Penderyn for a visit to the whisky distillery, located in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. A tour of the distillery is included with some whisky tasting then we travel on to nearby Pant and take our seats on the Brecon Mountain Railway. Enjoy a return ride on a vintage steam train into the National Park to see some stunning views of the peaks of the Beacons across the Taf Fechan reservoir.


Day Four

After breakfast we departure from the hotel for our journey back to North Wales.


B=Breakfast 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
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
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
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge 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
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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