Getting on/off motorcoach. Driving to Castell Henllys, about 35 miles, approximately 1.5 hours travel time. Driving to Pembrokeshire coast, about 40 miles, approximately 1.5 hours travel time. Driving to Lamphey, approximately 1/2 hour travel time. Walking and standing at Castell Henllys, up to 2 hours on grass and compacted grit paths. Coastal walk, up to 3 hours on uneven cliff paths, grass and rock, steps, some steep paths with handrails.
At the hotel, we will enjoy a breakfast buffet offering a variety of options. Coffee, tea, water included.
We'll travel by motorcoach to the Iron Age hill fort of Castell Henllys. This is the only archaeological site in Britain where prehistoric buildings have been reconstructed on their original foundations. We’ll explore the roundhouses and granary, and take part in a Celtic-themed workshop, to learn how the people of the Demetae tribe lived here 2000 years ago.
At Castell Henllys.
We’ll travel by motorcoach to the south Pembrokeshire coast, where we’ll set out on foot along dramatic limestone cliff paths to St Govan’s Head. Those of us who are feeling adventurous may continue to the Chapel of St Govan. This medieval chapel is built into the cliff itself, incorporating the cave where a hermit named Govan made his home in the 6th century CE. We’ll hear the legends of Govan from our Study Leader, and decide for ourselves whether we think he was the Knight Gawain of the Round Table. After our walk we'll return by motorcoach to the hotel.
Plated hotel meal.
After dinner we’ll make a short journey by motorcoach to Carew Castle, where we’ll hear tales of the ghosts who some say haunt the castle as we explore its dramatic ruins with a local expert. We’ll return to the hotel by motorcoach after our field trip.