3* The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen
This historic hotel is located in the centre of the Welsh town of Carmarthen. Once the favoured retreat of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, this hotel has been sympathetically extended over the years.
Restaurant Bar Lounge Tea/coffee in room Television Telephone Wi-Fi Iron Wake up Service/alarm clock Hairdryer Sauna There is a lift to all floors, but please note there are steps to some rooms from the lift
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Tea/coffee and welsh cake on arrival
Harpist or pianist one night and one further evening of entertainment during your stay
We travel to Carmarthen and arrive to enjoy tea/coffee and Welsh cake on arrival.
Saundersfoot & Tenby
This morning we travel west to the popular small seaside resort of Saundersfoot, where we make a quick morning stop, before leaving for the short ride to Tenby. With the old town walls, interesting little side streets and alleyways to explore and superb beaches, Tenby is South West Wales's main holiday resort and is always a pleasant and friendly place to visit. Our return takes us to Laugharne, former home of Dylan Thomas before we return to the hotel.
We explore the beautiful unspoilt scenery of the Gower Peninsula, designated an 'area of outstanding natural beauty'. We visit the picture postcard resort of Mumbles, view the nature reserve of Worm's Head, and Rhossili Bay, where the 250ft cliff drops steeply to the beach below.
Today we drive to St. David's with stops at Newgale Sands and St Bride's Bay along the way. St. David's, birthplace of the patron Saint of Wales, has a beautiful Cathedral, the smallest in Britain, well worth a visit. From St. David's we head around the Preseli Mountains back to Carmarthen.
After breakfast we begin our homeward journey.