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Cardigan Bay & Vale of Rheidol Railway

Cardigan Bay & Vale of Rheidol Railway

Enjoy the far west of Wales; an area of interest and beauty

5 day holiday


Monday 21 September £389


Single supplement NIL


Insurance: £29  inc IPT



4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursions as described

Journey on the Vale of Rheidol Railway

Guided visit at the National Wool Museum




Day 1 Monday

Into Wales via the Severn Bridge and on to Cardigan Bay. 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Fishguard Bay Hotel.


Day 2 Tuesday

Not far north is the market town of Cardigan with an unspoilt townscape and rich heritage. Time for a visit before travelling along the Teifi Valley to the National Wool Museum, part of the Museum of
Wales. It is a working museum and there will be an informative guided tour explaining the story of wool and its importance.

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Day 3 Wednesday

As we follow the road to
Aberystwyth, there are such little coastal gems as Newquay and Aberaeron before we turn into the Cambrian Mountains and climb to Devil’s Bridge. See the Mynach Falls, then join the narrow gauge train for the scenic ride along the Vale of Rheidol to Aberystwyth. This former GWR line was the last BR steam-operated line before becoming privately owned in 1989. Sightseeing time in Aberystwyth, known for its University (attended by the Prince of Wales) and the National Library of Wales, before returning to the hotel.

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Day 4 Thursday

A visit to St Davids and a look at some of the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. St Davids, our smallest Cathedral City, is a popular meeting point for pilgrims and artists alike. And don’t miss the magnificent ruins of the medieval Bishops’ Palace.

B, D

Day 5 Friday

After breakfast it will be time to leave for home.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

In the far west of Wales is an area of interest and beauty scarcely ever featured by Cooks Coaches. This new tour for 2020 will fill the gap, as it were,

with a well situated hotel and days out on the coach to Aberystwyth and Devil’s Bridge for the Vale of Rheidol Railway and along the Teifi Valley to the unique,

working, National Wool Museum. There will be parts of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park as well.


FISHGUARD BAY HOTEL l In a secluded, cliff-top, positon the hotel looks across the bay to Fishguard, also towards the busy harbour with its ferries to Ireland etc. Among interesting features in the building are stained glass windows in the restaurant and the en suite bedrooms offer the usual amenities. Free WIFI.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Chelmsford Victoria Road (coach bays)
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by Travelodge IG1 !BA
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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