Pendragon Tours of Wales
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Harlech Castle - North Wales

We drive

And escort small tours exploring the beautiful country of Wales.

With a maximum of four people we are able to give personal attention and be very flexible in catering for clients' exact needs. Our charges, for the all Wales tours of four days and more, are all inclusive of accommodation, transport, meals, entry fees and driver/guide.

You decide

The aspects on which you would like to concentrate - Welsh history, general scenery, family roots, gardens, Dylan Thomas, for example.


What we do

You will see breathtaking mountain scenery and wild coastlines, old castles and abbey ruins, hill sheep farms and rich lowlands, modern industry and a vibrant capital city. On top of all this you will be very well looked after, you will be taken to unspoilt country pubs for meals, stay in excellent small hotels and farmhouses so that you really have a chance to meet the locals - and have a lot of fun en route!

Wales has a fascinating history and culture. Evidence of the early settlements of the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages can be seen at sites such as the cromlechs of Pembrokeshire. It is proud of its centuries old Celtic civilisation which lasted for hundreds of years until the arrival of the Romans. They had a strong presence in South Wales with the famous 2nd Legion (Augusta) based at Isca. The remains of their barracks, a large amphitheatre and the surrounding civilian town buildings can be seen at modern day Caerleon which has an excellent museum exhibiting a wealth of finds.

We are keen to help our clients explore the Norman and later castles of the Marches such as Caerphilly and Raglan, and further west such as Pembroke, birthplace of King HenryV11. The old Cistercian abbeys at Tintern and Strata Florida are musts for anyone interested in the religious life of Britain in the Middle Ages.

Wales was at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution. The coal and steel industries in the valleys of South Wales, though now greatly reduced, held sway for 200 years. This period of our history is well documented and recreated in visitor displays

Devotees of Dylan Thomas and Under Milk Wood - ‘It is night neddying among the snuggeries of babies’ - will want to digress to Laugharne and visit The Boathouse. We are very lucky in Wales to have some of the loveliest gardens in Britain. The National Trust properties - Bodnant near Conwy, Plas Newydd on Anglesey, Powis Castle near Welshpool - are spectacular and justifiably have worldwide reputations. They should not be missed. To the south, Colby Woodland garden in Pembrokeshire has a beautiful collection of Azaleas and Rhododendrons, while Llanerchaeron near Cardigan and Dinefwr near Llandeilo give fascinating insights into 18th-century life on small country estates.

 

Llangorse Lake in the Brecon Beacons

Wales in the Dark ages, together with other parts of western Britain, was the refuge of early Christianity. Cells of many of the Celtic saints can be identified, and the links along the seaways between Wales, Cornwall, Brittany and Ireland - legend has it that St Patrick was born at Llantwit Major on the Glamorgan coast - are fascinating. The story of Arthur has its roots here. The Mabinogion, one of the jewels of Celtic literature, contains one of the earliest references. Uther Pendragon, King Arthur’s father, has given us the name of our enterprise.

In addition, Pendragon has privileged and very personal access to some beautiful private gardens. These are the results of a lot of hard work by dedicated amateurs who enjoy sharing their enthusiasm with friends and visitors. These visits have proved to be some of our most popular and regularly requested items.

Pendragon Guided Tours of Wales: Total flexibility – within the limits of time and Welsh geography

 

Pendragon Tours - Ty Isha, BONVILSTON, Cardiff, CF5 6EZ,  Wales, GB - Tel +44 7708 769 130
email peter.budgen@gmail.com

 

 

 

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