Sightseeing tour of Mountains, Mines & Ale
The Roam Wales Mountains, Mines & Ales tour takes us out of the capital city, and to the heritage town of Blaenavon, where we will visit:
Departs on Sunday - Tour Duration 8/9 Hours
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|Cardiff City Centre
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|Mountains, Mines & Ale
*Please note, refreshments and admissions are not included in the tour price
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Today’s tour takes us out of the capital city and to the heritage town of Blaenavon and the National Coal Museum, known as the famous 'Big Pit'. Following redevelopment, Big Pit re-opened in 2004 and has become one of Wales’ most popular attractions. During your visit you will get to descend 300 ft and experience the famous underground tour with a real miner - a tour which itself lasts for almost an hour! Here you can visit the Mining Galleries, see exhibitions in the Pithead Baths & explore the historic colliery buildings.
Having surfaced, we leave Big Pit and travel less than half a mile to the Rhymney Brewery where we get to tour the brewery and understand how real ale is crafted. The admission price for the brewery visit is included in the cost of your Roam Wales tour and takes approximately 45 minutes. The brewery is renowned for 'Brewing Good Ale For The Welsh Valleys'; you will even get to experience the taste that miners who worked at the Big Pit enjoyed at the end of their shift.
Leaving the World Heritage site of Blaenavon we travel to the Welsh/English border and to the town of Abergavenny, known as the 'Gateway To Wales'. With a population of just over 14,000, Abergavenny is considered a tourist paradise due to its lack of major industry. A place that can tell a tale, from Roman occupation, to its present day as a farming town. Here you will get free time to wander the magical streets of this wonderful market town and enjoy its quaint experience, comprising of unique shops through to the famous Market Hall, where various markets are held here throughout the month from flea to antique markets. Or visit Abergavenny Castle and step back in time - built by the Normans, the castle protected the surrounding areas from marauding Welshmen and was the site of a massacre of Welsh noblemen in 1175.
* Visitors Centre at Rhymney Brewery Closed on a Sunday until 01st March 2018 This will be replaced by a visit to the World Heritage Centre at Blaenavon *
Refreshed, we return to our vehicle for the journey back to Cardiff.