Spring in Wales
Make the most of your Royal Holiday membership by staying at the Pantlglas Hall in Carmarthenshire, known as the ‘the garden of Wales with wonderful history, scenery, castles, traditional market towns and beautiful coastline.
The resort has been developed within the remains of the Pantglas Hall estate. Although the mansion itself no longer exists, its romantic ruined tower, ornamental lake with bridge, and the impressive mews building still stand and provide the focus of the resort.
Scandinavian style timber lodges, each with fully fitted kitchens, cozy bedrooms, snug living rooms and verandas from which to admire the views. The decor in each lodge is traditional which compliments the warm timber walls of each chalet.
A purpose built Indoor Leisure complex within the old walled garden: with a heated swimming pool, well equipped gym, sauna and hot tub. Outside, there are all weather tennis courts; children’s play area, a football pitch and mini crazy golf.
The Magnificent Mews Building houses a cozy coffee shop with free Wi-Fi, a restaurant that offers traditional Sunday Lunch; two full size snooker tables, a pool table, Ping-Pong table, dart board and a children’s play room. There is a small library, a range of DVDs and board games which you can use free of charge during your stay.
Travel over breathtaking mountains, through lush, green landscapes and secluded, ancient forests to the vast expanses of golden sandy beaches. Lose yourself in the solitude of the vast countryside, follow the course of picturesque rivers and visit the stunning locations of castles…
Carmarthenshire has some of the most spectacular and diverse landscapes and gardens in south west Wales. No wonder the county is known as the ‘Garden of Wales’. Do plan a visit to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and Aberglasney, one of the most-talked about gardens in the UK.
If you have ever heard of the famous Dark-Sky of Wales, it can be observed from Brecon Beacons National Park. On a clear night you can see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers making it the perfect destination for stargazers.
With world class mountain biking at Afan Forest Park, the seaside at Aberavon Beach and Waterfall Country on the doorstep, the outdoors in Neath Port Talbot are beyond great, in fact they are fantastic!
If you want to take a walk in waterfall country Neath Port Talbot is a mecca for nature lovers. With world class mountain biking at Afan Forest Park, the seaside at Aberavon Beach and Waterfall Country on the doorstep, the outdoors in Neath Port Talbot are beyond great, in fact they are fantastic! Diverse outdoor activity is what defines Neath Port Talbot. For the energetic there is world class mountain biking at Afan Forest Park and a surfing hotspot at Aberavon Beach, and for those in search of something more relaxing there is a range of walks through forests, parks and alongside canals.
For those in search of water adventures
Situated on the eastern edge of the Gower Peninsula is Llangennith beach, great for surfing and other watersports. Other beaches worthwhile visiting are Cefn Sidan, Pembrey, Pendine and Scotts Bay among others. You may also head to family oriented theme park of Oakwood in Pembrokeshire, which has the largest wood rollercoaster in Europe.
If there is something Wales stands out for is, its majestic castles full of history, legends and breathtaking nature views.
Located just 8 miles southwest of Carmarthen, is the village of Llansteffan, a small lovely spot nestled between the sandy shores of the Tywi estuary and the lush green rolling hills of the Welsh countryside. Llansteffan also contains some pretty homes and shops and a pleasant shoreline. Situated at the foot of a steep-sided hillock is Llansteffan Castle. To reach the castle, just leave your car in the large lot and make your way to the southern end, where two paths will take you to the castle. The beautiful surroundings consist of beaches of bright sands at low tide worked by diligent cockle- gatherers and sun-worshipers; the opposite shore of Ferryside is an attractive sight; and vendors in the car park serve perhaps the most amazing portions of fish and chips you will ever see.
Here’s a video of Llansteffan
Take advantage of your Royal Holiday membership to explore the spectacular landscapes of this stunning destination.