Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture
Kid Friendly: Yes. Children find castles fascinating.However there are low and dimly lit passageways and spiral staircases. Care needs to be taken at all times and especially when ascending and descending stairways.There are two short walks. Both walks are suitable for 6 years and above.
Folding wheelchairs can be accommodated. A portable step is carried in the vehicle. However you must be able to get in and out of a vehicle.
Maximum travelers: 6
Castles, Books and Black Mountains Tour
Caerphilly Castle, the second largest castle in Britain. The castle's only sign of weakness is its famous leaning tower (which out-leans the tower at Pisa!)
The Brecon Beacons National Park, it's landscape is scattered with prehistoric monuments, Roman remains and medieval castles.
We continue to Hay-on-Wye, the 'Town Of Books', with its maze of narrow ancient streets, housing over 35 bookshops with over a million books for sale - a mecca for second-hand book and antiquarian book lovers!
You will have the opportunity to take a sort, pleasant and relaxing walk in the National Park.
images courtesy of VisitWales.
Caerphilly Castle, the largest castle in Wales.
Brecon Beacon National Park
Hay on Wye, the 'Town of Books'
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up from your central Cardiff Accommodation.
End location: Drop off at your central Cardiff Accommodation.
Duration: 8 hours
Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle Bus
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Pounds - Admissions to Caerphilly Castle:
Adult - £6.00
Senior / Student (with International ID Card) - £4.20
Family - £16.20 (2 Adults / 2 Children under 16)
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We have taken 3 or 4 trips with toursbylocals guides, and will continue to do so; their guides are fantastic. We sort of blindsided Noel, not wanting the "official" tour. We were on a family history adventure, and wanted to see the locales of my husband's Welsh ancestors. Noel obliged with flying colors. From Cardiff, he took us through Pontypridd, the Rhondda coal towns, parts of the gorgeous Brecon Beacons park, and down the Neath Valley: old Aber-pergwm Chapel, Glynneath and Pentreclwydau. Wonderful!