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3-Day South Wales Tour Agenda


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This is a 3-day agenda for a tour in the south Wales including Cardiff, Swansea, Rhossii, and Beacons that I planed for my trip in December 2010. Feel free to download it if you are interested in travelling to those beautiful bays in Wales.

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3-Day South Wales Tour Agenda

  1. 1. 1Cardiff Tour: 20-22 December, 2010 by Jen WuTransportation:MANCHESTER PICCADILLY to CARDIFF CENTRAL (8788XFFW)Travel on Monday 20 December 2010 (£17.15/person)Departs Arrives By Reservations06:30 - manchester 09:53 - cardiff central Train (ARRIVA No seat reserved with this ticket*Piccadilly TRAINS WALES)CARDIFF CENTRAL to MANCHESTER PICCADILLY (W5XB2GR4, 97839KHB)Travel on Wednesday 22 December 2010 (£11.90/person)Departs Arrives By Reservations18:50 - cardiff central 22:15 - manchester Train (ARRIVA No seat reserved with this ticket* Piccadilly TRAINS WALES)Weather: Day Weather Max.°C Min.°C Wind (mph) Humidity/Visibility Mon -1 -3 North Easterly13 96% / Moderate Light Snow Tue 1 1 North Easterly15 92% / Moderate Grey Cloud Wed 2 0 North North Easterly14 89% / Very good Sunny IntervalsHotel: Nomad Backpacker11-15 Howard Gardens, Cardiff, CF24 0EF+442920256826Price: £120 for two nightsCheck in Dec. 20, 2010, 14:00 – 00:00Check out Dec. 22, 2010, 06:00 – 10:00Note:There might be snow and weather might not be nice. Remember to wear boots and bring whateverthat can keep you warm such as hat, gloves, coats, and chocolates. Please remember to save ourmobile numbers. The following agenda may be adjusted according to the weather and our interests.May we have a wonderful trip together!Agenda:
  2. 2. 2Day 1: Cardiff City TourCardiff Central StationMillennium StadiumWalk along RiversideCardiff ArmsParkWelch Regiment MuseumFiring Line Cardiff Castle Museum of the Welsh SoldierSaintJohn the Baptist ChurchSt. David’s HallCardiff Central MarketCastle (Meet Wayne at12.35)Cardiff Crown CourtCity Hall and Civic CentreWar MemorialNational Museum ofCardiffCathays ParkBute ParkCardiff UniversityCathays CemeteryHealth ParkTheLakeRoath ParkOption1: Cardiff Bay: if we are going to MAMMA MIA, we will have this on the second day.Doctor Who Exhibition (Concessions £5.5)Lightship 2000(5pm)Norwegian ChurchCentreWales Millennium Centre(19.30 MAMMA MIA Musical check booking 029 20636464)Cardiff BayQueen Alexandra DockHotel (40 min. walk)Option 2: Caerphilly CastleLocation: on the A469 at Caerphilly; Price: Admission £3.50 adults; Transportation: Bus: 26 from Cardiff leaves forCaerphilly every hour during the day (also bus no. 71 or 72). Caerphilly train with several departures daily from CentralStation in Cardiff. About 13km (8 miles) north of Cardiff is this imposing moated fortress built partly on the site of aRoman fort. It was constructed by Earl Gilbert de Clare, Lord of Glamorgan, as protection against invasion by theWelsh prince Llywelyn ap Gwynedd in the 13th century. The massive water defenses of the castle form thesecond-largest castle area in Britain. You will note the leaning tower as you approach the castle, a result of efforts byCromwell to blow up the towers. Perhaps youll see the castle ghost, the Green Lady. She is supposed to be the spirit ofa French princess who loved a handsome Welsh prince. When her husband, the Norman lord of Caerphilly, learned ofthe matter, he sent her into exile, but her ghost is still supposed to be here, lamenting her lost love. There is no luxuriousinterior filled with fascinating paintings or antiques, but you should come here mainly to see the impressive layout ofthe castle, with its defenses and great gatehouse, along with a fortified dam separating the outer moat from the innermoat. Wander also into the Great Hall.Day 2: SwanseaShuttle BusOystermouth CastleMumbles (Mumbles Pier and Mumbles Head) Three CliffsBay (Service Number 118) Rhossili (Route suggested by we still have time in the afternoon, we can visit Swansea city area and some museums:National Waterfront Museum: (map)Swansea Museum: (map)The Dylan Thomas Centre: (map)Glynn Vivian Art Gallery: (map)1940s Swansea Bay: (map)
  3. 3. 3Travelling from Rhossili Terminus, B4247, RhossiliGoing to Mermaid Quay (NE), New George Street, Cardiff BayDeparts at 21/12/201015:28 Arrives at 21/12/201017:50 Duration of journey 2 hours 22 mins Mode(s)Walk, BusMode Times Locations DetailBus Leave15:28 Rhossili Terminus, B4247, Rhossili Service Number118(1h 7m) Arrive16:35 Swansea Bus Station U, West Way, Swansea ProviderVeolia Transport CymruRouteRhossili -Walk Leave16:35 Swansea Bus Station U, West Way, Swansea(1m) Arrive16:36 Swansea Bus Station C, West Way, SwanseaBus Leave16:45 Swansea Bus Station C, West Way, Swansea Service Number100(1h 5m) Arrive17:50 Mermaid Quay (NE), New George Street, Cardiff Bay ProviderFirst Cymru RouteSwansea – Cardiff*Journey in Cardiff Bay: if we don’t have MAMMA MIA, we could go on the first day.Doctor Who Exhibition (Concessions £5.5)Lightship 2000(5pm)Norwegian ChurchCentreWales Millennium Centre(19.30 MAMMA MIA Musical check booking 029 20636464)Cardiff BayQueen Alexandra DockHotel (40 min. walk)
  4. 4. 4Day 3: Brecon Beacons (For more information: Places to Visit Easier Access Guide lists suitable places to visit in the Brecon Beacons NationalPark for people who are either disabled, less mobile, visually impaired, elderly, parents withchildren in pushchairs or even those who just want a nice, hassle-free stroll in the countryside!Easier Access Guide Map: To view a map of the easier access routes and attractions.Many of the locations listed provide the opportunity to relax and enjoy the unique nature of the area.There is also the chance to visit the many attractions found in and around the Brecon BeaconsNational Park.The outdoor sites listed in this guide have been included due to their easier accessibility. Thelandscape in the Brecon Beacons National Park is such that not all of these sites will be accessibleto everyone. However, this guide will help you to make informed decisions as to where to visit andencourage individuals and families to safely explore the Brecon Beacons.Natural erosion of paths and muddy sections can be a problem in certain areas, so the quality ofsurfacing may vary between sites. The maintenance of each site is the responsibility of theorganisation or landowner managing the site. If you would like further information on a site prior toyour visit please contact the relevant organisation or visit their website.Grid references in the guide are taken from either the Ordnance Survey Explorer Outdoor Leisuremap numbers OL12 and OL13 or the Landranger sheets 160 and 161.If you have any suggestions for improving the content or presentation of this guide, pleasecontact Grenville Ham at the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Plas y Ffynnon, CambrianWay, Brecon, Powys LD3 7HP.Telephone: 01874 6220451. Fax: 01874 622574.Local disabled access information is also available in the Brecnock Access Group Open for Allguide.For further information on disabled access issues, projects and groups please use the Links sectionon the menu.Whilst every care has been taken to ensure accuracy, the Brecon Beacons National Park Authoritycannot accept responsibility for any changes in provision, errors or omissions, or any loss ordamage arising from the use of this information.
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