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Visit Cardiff

Wales Royal Mint Experience

Country House Hotel

About the trip

Join us for our new leisure break in Cardiff, the Welsh capital and very much a hub of famous landmarks and bustling streets. We are based just outside of Cardiff at a period country-style hotel – sure to provide a great base for this break.  Our break includes a day out in Cardiff and a visit to the Royal Mint to delve into the fascinating history of where our coins come from!

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What's Included

  • Twin Room for Sole Use
  • Half Board: Breakfast & dinner daily - ½ bottle of wine each evening
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Guided Walking tour of Cardiff including entry to Cardiff Castle
  • Visit to the Royal Mint in Llantrisant
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected

Itinerary

  • Arrival Day
  • Cardiff
  • The Royal Mint
  • Departure Day

Extras

  • Insurance see here

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Arrival Day

Following an afternoon check-in at the New Country House Hotel, we will meet in the evening for a welcome drink followed by dinner at the hotel.

  • Dinner Included
DAY 2

Guided Tour of Cardiff

After breakfast, we take a short drive into the city centre to enjoy a guided walk of Cardiff. We discover Cardiff’s rich and varied history, from its origins as a Roman port, through to the Victorian era when it dominated the world’s coal industry, culminating today as a modern, vibrant cosmopolitan centre, and one of Europe’s youngest capital cities.

Following our tour, we visit Cardiff Castle in the heart of the city, and enjoy a self-guided visit here followed by free time to explore the city further at our own pace.

Once back at the hotel, we will meet in the evening for dinner at the hotel’s restaurant.

  • Breakfast & Dinner Included
DAY 3

Visit the Royal Mint

Today we visit the Royal Mint in Llantrisant, just outside of Cardiff. The Royal Mint produces coins for the United Kingdom, as well as coins for a number of other countries around the world. On top of coins, the Royal Mint also produces planchets, commemorative coins, medals and precious metal bullion. The Royal Mint has been in existence since the 9th century and was originally based in the Tower of London before moving to its current location in the 1960s. Our expert guides gives us a fascinating insight into the history of the Royal Mint and allows us the opportunity to strike our own coin! We can also see the informative displays and different coins made throughout the Royal Mint’s history.

Following the tour, there will be time for a lunch break (own cost) at the Royal Mint’s on-site café.

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DAY 4

Departure Day

After a final breakfast, we wish each other a fond farewell.

  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

Four-star New House Country Hotel

Our Grade 2 listed hotel is in Thornhill  on the outskirts of Cardiff and has fantastic views of Cardiff and the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan.

Facilities Include

Hotel facilities include well appointed bedrooms and a restaurant and bar.

Room Includes

All en suite rooms include television and telephone, Myddfai luxury toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities, hairdryer and wifi.

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Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 6 °C 1 °C
March 9 °C 2 °C
April 11 °C 3 °C
May 15 °C 6 °C
June 18 °C 9 °C
July - August 20 °C 11 °C
September 17 °C 9 °C
October 14 °C 7 °C
November 9 °C 3 °C
December 7 °C 2 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”

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