Day 1 Stay and breakfast - Miskin Manor Hotel and Spa
Miskin Manor Hotel, near Cardiff, has regally resided amongst glorious Welsh countryside since the 10th Century. Nestled between Llantrisant and Pontyclun, Miskin Manor is a Victorian Style manor house in the village of Miskin in Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales.
Morning - Royal Mint Experience
The award-winning Royal Mint Experience gives visitors a guided tour of the coin production areas, gaining first-hand knowledge of the manufacturing journey from concept to coin. A separate, self-guided series of engaging static and interactive experiences bring to life the 1,000-year-old organisation’s rich heritage and often poignant stories behind The Royal Mint’s medal-making processes.
The Visitor Centre is an all year and all-weather visitor attraction. Incorporating a rich heritage resource alongside live factory working environment it is a truly unique visitor experience.
Lunch – Royal Mint Experience café
Taking in the fascinating history and exciting exhibits of The Royal Mint Experience can be thirsty work and you can build up a healthy appetite. The on-site café offers a variety of hot and cold refreshments to ensure your experience is as complete as can be, with a variety of options, including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan dishes..
Afternoon – A Welsh Coal Mining Experience
Black Gold Underground Guided Tour
A Welsh Coal Mining Experience at the Rhondda Heritage Park is a MUST to add to your tour Itinerary, where visitors can enjoy a unique experience at an authentic coal mine in the South Wales Valleys.
A living testament to the coal-mining communities of the world-famous Rhondda Valleys, the popular family tourist attraction offers a fascinating insight into the rich culture and character of the area.
Former miners guide visitors on the Black Gold Experience, a journey around the colliery site. Nobody knows the coal industry better than our guides, and visitors will be enthralled at their tales of life underground – Black Gold Guided Tour Experience of the last remaining coal mine in the world-famous Rhondda Valley, including both the surface tour and underground experience.
Dinner at Miskin Manor Hotel
Morning – Zip World Tower (90mins)
An unforgettable flight on the world’s fastest seated zip line at Zip World Tower! Soak in the incredible views of the Rhigos mountain range. Thrill-seekers will embark upon 2 separate zip zones with 4 parallel lines, as you soar your way across the historical coal mining Tower Colliery site.
Lunch – (Zip World Tower) Cegin Glo Bar and Bistro
Whether you’re in need of a refuel after your Zip World adventure, or want to sit back, relax, enjoy some stunning views alongside great food and drink, Cegin Glo is the spot for you. This modern yet rustic Bar & Bistro is the perfect setting to compliment the site’s rich history as a former coal mine, and references to its prolific past can be seen in every nook and cranny.
Afternoon – National Lido of Wales - Lido Ponty.
Lido Ponty, a Grade II listed lido, has been restored to its former glory and updated for the 21st Century visitor.
It has three heated swimming pools, offering great opportunities for families, dedicated swimmers and social swimmers of all ages and abilities.
Lido Ponty features external and internal showers, heated changing facilities and a state-of-the-art Visitors’ Centre which tells the amazing story of The National Lido of Wales.
It’s set in the heart of the beautiful Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, take time to explore the grounds, bandstand and sunken garden. See the statue that’s a tribute to Evan and James James, who composed the iconic Welsh National Anthem right here. Stroll along the banks of the River Taff, or pick up the Taff Trail, which runs through the park on its way from Cardiff to Brecon.