Travel & Leisure

Travel & Leisure


Travel & Leisure

1. Day #1
Day 1

Llyn Y Fan Fach

9 mile circular walk – 4.5h approx.

You’ll find the enchanting glacial lake of Llyn y Fan Fach at the western end of the Brecon Beacons National Park.


Stay overnight at Dylan Coastal Resort

Dinner at Milk Wood House, Dylan Coastal Resort.

2. Day #2
Day 2


Visit the Dylan Thomas Boathouse
No visit to Laugharne is complete without a pilgrimage to The Boathouse, where Dylan Thomas lived with his wife and family in the last years of his life.

While in Laugharne take The Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk. Dylan penned Poem in October on his thirtieth birthday, and the work traces his own walk from his house around this beautiful part of Wales.

Coffee stop and lunch suggestion: there is a café at the Boathouse, or in Laugharne you have choice of Arthur’s, The Owl and the Pussy Cat, or Ferryman’s Deli.



Pendine Sands
This 11km-long stretch of beach is celebrated for its history of land speed records.

Get an ice cream from the Cambrian Ice Cream Parlour on the beach, or even hire a sea kayak or paddle board from Chad and Olly’s Beach Hut.

Stay overnight at Dylan Coastal Resort

3. Day #3
Day 3

Check out of the Dylan Coastal Resort



Foraging with Craig Evans – Craig is a local forager from Coastal Foraging.



Head to new accommodation at the Stoep, Wildernest

Wildernest is a haven set in the coastal hills above the Aeron Valley, featuring cosy cottages which have been restored from original old stone buildings.


Once settled in visit nearby New Quay for an evening stroll and some dolphin spotting (Cardigan Bay is famous for them!).

Evening meal suggestion: Fish and chips from Mariners by the harbour.

4. Day #4
Day 4

Check-out of Wildernest.


Llangrannog and Cilborth beaches

Just north of Llangrannog beach is the secluded cove of Cilborth, accessed either from Llangrannog beach at low tide, or via the cliff steps from the Coast Path.

Lunch/brunch suggestion: The Beach Hut Café, Llangrannog



Visit St Davids Cathedral

The westernmost peninsula of Pembrokeshire is dominated by the city and cathedral of St Davids. Resting place of Saint David, or ‘Dewi Sant’ in Welsh, patron saint of Wales, the cathedral has stood as a place of holiness and pilgrimage for over 800 years.

Lunch and dinner suggestions: St David’s Food & Wine Deli, or Grain.

Check in at Llys Meddyg

Nestled under Carningli (Mountain of the Angels), on the Nevern estuary, and within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, you’ll find breathtaking beaches, rivers, woods and mountains all a stone’s throw from your door.

Dinner at Llys Meddyg’s restaurant.

5. Day #5
Day 5

Check out of Llys Meddyg



Strumble Head

On the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Strumble Head’s rocky and jagged headland juts out of the coastline. This area of the Coast Path boasts incredible wildlife including bottle-nose dolphins, grey seals and orcas.

Drive to Fishguard Harbour to catch your ferry to Rosslare, Ireland. Once ashore in Ireland, drive to Waterford.

Check in at Faithlegg, Waterford City
An 18th century mansion which has been beautifully restored to form the centre piece of a magnificent four star hotel and golf course.

Spend the early evening exploring Waterford City

Vikings became an important part of Ireland’s story and especially so in Waterford where a large fleet of Viking invaders settled, forged alliances and established trading routes from 914.

Dinner at Bodega, Restaurant & Wine Bar.

6. Day #6
Day 6


House of Waterford Crystal
Visitors to the House of Waterford Crystal learn the history and stories behind one of Ireland’s most iconic brands.



Hook Lighthouse

When it comes to lighthouses, none come with a longer history of protecting seafarers than Hook. It’s the world’s oldest operational lighthouse, having stood for over 800 years.

Stay overnight at Faithlegg, Waterford.

Dinner at Faithlegg, The Roseville Rooms Restaurant.

7. Day #7
Day 7




John F Kennedy Memorial Park and Slieve Coillte

Dedicated to the memory of John F. Kennedy, whose great-grandfather, Patrick, was born in the nearby village of Dunganstown, this arboretum contains a plant collection of presidential proportions.

Slieve Coillte is the highest point on the Hook Peninsula at a height of 271m, it can be reached from the JFK Memorial Park.



Enniscorthy Castle

Enniscorthy Castle was originally built in 1190 by the Norman de Prendergast family, who lived there relatively peacefully for around 200 years. After this, the issue of who owned the castle became very contentious and was often settled with violence. It’s now home to the Wexford County Museum.

Suggested lunch stop (5-minute walk from Enniscorthy Castle): The Wilds

Check in at The Wild Rooms, Wexford

Each Wild Room is nestled into the landscape. Accessible only via private pathway, they are uniquely designed for their location high on the hill overlooking the Irish coast.

Dinner options: Order a stone baked pizza at Tara Hill Estates to your room – or take it down to the beach. Alternatively, try The Kitchen in Gorey.

8. Day #8
Day 8


With an early start head to Glendalough, a glacial valley in Wicklow with spectacular views. It’s renowned for its early medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin.

While there try the Poulanass and St. Kevin’s Cell Walk - 1.2km, 45 minutes, with one steep incline towards the end but you’ll be rewarded with views over the Upper Lake. For more routes: 



Leave Glendalough and drive down to Wexford

Lobster Pot - late lunch

Drive to Rosslare Ferry Port for your return ferry back to Fishguard in Wales.