Monday 11th: This morning we head south through Wales to our hosts at the Park Hotel in
Tuesday 12th: Full day excursion along the coast travelling via Pendine with its 7 miles
of golden sands for a short stop at the attractive Laugharne, the home of Dylan Thomas,
the poet. We continue our journey to Carmarthen. Once Wales’ largest town before
the industrial revolution, Welsh folklore says it was the birthplace of King Arthur’s mentor,
the magician Merlin, the town’s Welsh name – Caerfyrddin – even translates as “Merlin’s
Fort. Steeped in tradition, Welsh language is still spoken in most of the region. Visitors
delight in the ruins of the town’s Norman castle, which once dominated the area, other fine
examples of architecture from the 18th and 19th centuries lie at the town’s centre below
the castle, and examples of Georgian architecture can be found in Lammas Street in the
form of coach inns and small local shops.
Wednesday 13th: Free day in Tenby to explore the quaint streets and 13th
century medieval town walls or stroll around the picturesque harbour or just relax on the
golden sands of this beautiful resort.
Thursday 14th: Full day excursion travelling along the coast to the ancient town
of Pembroke. Dominated by its magnificent castle, Pembroke is both historical and
charming with many shops and several fascinating museums. We continue to
Haverfordwest, an attractive town with impressive castle ruins, and then on to St. David’s,
the smallest Cathedral city in Britain and a shrine to Wales’ patron saint.
Friday 15th: Sadly it’s time to leave the resort of Tenby and begin our journey homeward