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Visit South Wales Most Popular Areas While Staying in Cardiff

South Wales Executive Car Hire To South Wales Tourist Destinations

South Wales Executive Car Hire

South Wales includes the Welsh capital of Cardiff along with some of the UK’s best scenery and is a very popular holiday destination. We will group this article into a series of destinations that you may wish to visit  in style using South Wales Executive Car Hire:

  • Brecon Beacons
  • Dan yr Ogof and the National Showcaves Centre
  • Glamorgan Heritage Coast
  • South Wales Valleys
  • Wye Valley

If you are doing business in Cardiff or South Wales and have a few days to spare then visiting the picturesque valleys and old mining communities, which are have some excellent museums, and shops is a great way to immerse yourself in Welsh culture.

Cardiff to The Brecon Beacons National Park

The Brecon Beacons are about an hour’s drive north of Cardiff and are considered one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.

The 519-square-mile Brecon Beacons National Park were founded in 1957 and are famous for wild ponies, native deciduous trees, North American conifers and rough moorland.

Most of the park’s peaks are more than 1,000 feet high while many raise above 2,000 feet so are ideal for hiking.

Carreg Cennen Castle is situated on a great crag almost 300 feet above the River Cennen and offers outstanding views over the Brecon Beacons National Park and surrounding countryside.

Brecon is a bustling market town right at the top edge of the glorious Brecon Beacons National Park. It’s known for the Jazz Festival, military connections and the cathedral.

An option is to take the Brecon Mountain Railway which is a narrow-gauge heritage railway that travels from Merthyr five miles into the Brecon Beacons.

Another Merthyr attraction is Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Art Gallery located in an impressive industrial age mansion built for William Crawshay II the local iron magnate.

Dan yr Ogof and the National Showcaves Centre

A must-see natural attraction is Dan yr Ogof. Located in the upper part of the Tawe Valley, near Swansea. The journey time is about one hour from Cardiff to Dan yr Ogof Caves.

Dan yr Ogof is full of stalagmites and stalactites, as well as many magnificent passages and chambers. The cave network stretches over 10 miles with some of the most accessible areas floodlit.

Part of a major tourist attraction called the National Showcaves Centre for Wales the site also includes; the Bone Cave, Cathedral Cave and a replica Iron Age village.

Glamorgan Heritage Coast

Extending from Porthcawl to Aberthaw the Glamorgan Heritage Coast is a 14-mile-long stretch of spectacular scenery which is easy to get to from Cardiff.

It has secluded coves, breathtaking views and delightful small villages.

The tidal range here is the second highest in the world after the Bay of Fundy in Canada. This, along with the dramatic cliffs creates stunning seascapes to rival any coastline in Britain.

South Wales Valleys Industrial Heritage

Rhondda Heritage Park

At the Heritage Park, some of the Rhondda Valley’s surviving colliery buildings have been converted into a fascinating heritage center where you can travel down one of the original mine shafts.

The Rhondda Heritage Park is constructed on the site of the Lewis Merthyr Colliery (which closed in 1983) and has a multi-media museum about the history of coal mining in the area. The Black Gold Experience Underground Tours are led by former colliery workers. The Rhondda Valley was once home for 54 mines which have now have all closed.

Above ground, a replica village street shows the lifestyles of residents who depended upon coal for their livelihoods.

Travelling time from Cardiff to The Rhondda Heritage Park is about 30 minutes.

The Big Pit National Coal Museum

Blaenavon is famous for the Blaenavon’s ironworks, also known as “Big Pit” (“Pwll Mawr”), the old blast furnaces and foundries of which are now part of the fascinating Big Pit National Coal Museum. Even the tower of the hydraulic lift used to raise the ore-laden iron wagons has survived.

Things to do at the Big Pit include touring the workshops, winding engines and visiting workers’ residential areas. Entry to the 328-foot-deep shaft as part of the Real Underground Experience gives visitors a first-hand impression of the tough life of a miner.

Travelling time from Cardiff to The Big Pit National Coal Museum is about 45 minutes.

The Wye Valley

Although not solely a Welsh area — it extends northwards from Monmouthshire into neighboring England — the Wye Valley has some of the most striking landscapes in the UK.

Stretching some 45 miles along a lower section of the River Wye, the most scenic parts of the valley are a mix of spectacular limestone gorges and thick forests. It is a popular bird-watching area as you may spot falcons and hawks.

The area also includes Tintern Abbey, a 12th-century abbey located in the quaint village of Tintern.

Another place to visit is the small market town of Hay-on-Wye which is best known as the site of Britain’s top book festival, Hay has 20 or so bookstores. Started in 1988 the 10-day Hay Literary Festival is held in late May, attracts visitors from far and wide along with some of the world’s leading writers.

Travelling time from Cardiff to Wye Valley is about 1 hour 15 minutes

South Wales Executive Car Hire

If you are staying in or around Cardiff the best way to visit these delightful places in South Wales is to use South Wales Executive Car Hire.

We can transport up to 7 people and can arrange to have more than one luxury vehicle if you have a large group.

Your on private executive taxi will come equipped with the following services: 

 

  • WiFi
  • Refreshments 
  • USB charging points
  • Leather interiors
  • Air conditioning

 

 
  • Satellite navigation
  • Range of vehicles up to 7 seats
  • Additional luggage space
  • Extra leg room
 
 
 
 

Your driver will know exactly where to take you for a totally relaxing trip without having to worry about finding your way or the additional hassle of finding parking when you get to your destination. 

Private Transfer from Cardiff to Bristol Airport

Transfer from Cardiff to Bristol Airport

Private Transfer from Cardiff to Bristol Airport

Private Transfer from Cardiff to Bristol Airport

One of the major disappointments for international travelers in the Cardiff and South Wales area has been the failure to develop Cardiff International as a major airport for the region. Being inside Cardiff Airport is a pleasure, getting there is not too difficult either, although creating a two-lane highway would help. The main issue is that there is not the range of flights available particularly to Europe with the low-cost airlines such as Easyjet, Ryan Air and Wizz. In this article we look at the alternative options to a Private Transfer from Cardiff to Bristol Airport.

Many are left with no option but to travel over the Severn Bridge to use Bristol Airport which is hardly in the best location either. However, their management team have been able to put together an impressive and growing flight destination timetable perfect for travelers.

Train to Bristol Airport from Cardiff or South Wales

Unfortunately, the nearest mainline railway station to Bristol Airport is Bristol Temple Meads which is 8 miles away from Bristol Airport.

It takes approximately 1 hour to travel from Cardiff Central Station to Bristol Temple Meads Station and a further 25 minutes by road on the Airport Flyer Express Link to reach Bristol Airport. At peak times the Airport Flyer Express Link runs every 10 minutes so there wouldn’t be much wasted time at Bristol Temple Meads. On the flip side you do have the inconvenience of moving your luggage from the train to bus and back, assuming there is enough space for everyone’s luggage.

Many of the low-cost flights from Bristol Airport depart at very early times and it is impossible to reach the airport by check-in time via rail.

It costs about £30 per person for a return from Cardiff Central Station to Bristol Airport using the combination of train and Airport Flyer Express Link.

Bus to Bristol Airport from Cardiff or South Wales

There is no doubt that travelling by National Express or on similar coach service is the cheapest way to get from South Wales to Bristol Airport but the main problem is getting to the coach station in Cardiff.

Since the old Cardiff Bus Station located in front of Cardiff Central Railway Station was closed, the National Express coaches depart from Sophia Gardens. Sophia Gardens Coach station is not the most accessible location and you will first have to get there by road or foot.

The direct Cardiff City Centre to Bristol Airport service runs up to 10 times a day and the fastest route will get you there in 1 hour 20 minutes.

There are regular National Express coaches throughout the day. However, the earliest coach from Cardiff will get you to Bristol Airport at 5:50am which is great if you are catching a flight at 8:00am. Anything earlier would require you to travel the night before and wait at the airport.

The avenger price for a return on the National Express from Cardiff to Bristol Airport is £30 per person. You can take two 20kg suitcases and one item of hand luggage per adult on National Express coaches which exceeds to amount of checked in luggage on most flights from Bristol Airport.

Driving to Bristol Airport from Cardiff and South Wales

Driving to Bristol Airport form Cardiff is a distance of 48 miles and given normal driving conditions will take 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Detailed driving directions from South Wales to Bristol Airport are:

  • Follow the M4 over the second Severn Crossing.
  • Take junction 22 to get onto the M49
  • Merge onto the M5
  • Take junction 19 to get onto the A369
  • Take a right into high Street
  • Turn left into Mill Lane/Portbury Lane
  • Take a left onto the B3128/Clevedon Road
  • Take the first right into Flax Bourton Road
  • Continue until the road becomes the B3129/Bellmont Hill
  • Turn left when you reach B3130/Clevedon Road
  • Head right onto A34/Bridgewater Road
  • Leave the roundabout near the airport at the North Side Road exit
  • This road will take you to Bristol airport

Bristol Airport Car Parking Options

Drop Off/Pick Up

There is a dedicated car park for friends, family and taxi drivers to leave their vehicle for 10 minutes at a charge of £3. Here you can simply drop off or park up and go inside to welcome or say goodbye to friends and family. The drop off/pick up is situated on level ground within 100 meters of the terminal.

Short and Long Term Airport Parking

Gold Zone– Cost for 7 days £74.99

  • Transfer time –  3 to 4 minute walk
  • Self-park and keep your keys

Silver Zone – Cost for 7 days £79.99

  • Transfer time: 7 to 9 minute bus ride
  • Efficient key-drop service
  • Frequent, short bus transfer

Multi-storey – Cost for 7 days £79.99

  • Transfer time 2-3 min walk
  • Wide, covered parking spaces
  • Opposite the terminal
  • Empty space indicator lights  
  • Monitored 24 hours a day

Private Airport Transfer to Bristol Airport from Cardiff or South Wales

While taking the coach service from Cardiff to Bristol Airport is probably the cheapest option you still need to get to Sophia Gardens to get on the bus. Booking a private airport transfer from South Wales to Bristol Airport is definitely the fastest, most convenient way to travel as you will be taken from door to door without any changes.

A private transfer from Cardiff to Bristol Airport also gives you flexibility and you can take stops if you need to. We can provide; car seats, WIFI, refreshments and charging points.

If there are a group of you that are taking a private transfer from South Wales to Bristol Airport is the cheapest option. Unlike other options you will be collected from your pick up point (multiple pick up points are possible) and go directly to Bristol Airport.

Additionally, when you take a private transfer from Cardiff to Bristol Airport your driver can locate problems ahead and find alternative routes which are not possible for buses and trains.

Another concerning factor is the COVID-19 Coronavirus. While you cannot avoid lots of other people at the airport and on the plane, the open spaces at the airport and ventilation on the plane are known as a low risk for infection. This is certainly not the case on buses and trains where you are in a confined space for long periods of time where multiple people are touching the same surfaces.

By booking private airport transfer to Bristol Airport from Cardiff or South Wales you will minimise your contact with people that you do not know.

Bristol Airport Airlines

Bristol Airport has an impressive list of airlines that provide scheduled flights within the United Kingdom, Europe and the rest of the world. Currently the airlines that fly to and from Bristol Airport are:

Most Popular Destinations From Bristol (BRS)

Based on number of scheduled departures, these are the most popular destinations from Bristol Airport (per month):

  • Schiphol 165 flights
  • Dublin 145 flights
  • Edinburgh 103 flights
  • Geneva Cointrin 93 flights
  • Glasgow 92 flights
  • Aldergrove 76 flights
  • Charles De Gaulle 56 flights
  • Newcastle 53 flights
  • Alicante46 flights
  • Malaga45 flights
  • Brussels Natl 44 flights
  • Venezia Tessera 36 flights
  • Tenerife South 34 flights
  • Barcelona 33 flights
  • Balice Jp Ii International Airport 29
  • Dyce 24 flights
  • Jersey 24 flights
  • Lanzarote Airport 23 flights
  • Faro 23 flights
  • Malpensa 22 flights

An interesting statistic is the number of flights within Great Britain, with many passengers choosing to avoid the stress of driving on Britain’s busy roads or taking the expensive rail network.

The number of routes will expand dramatically as the Covid-19 crisis comes to an end in 2021 as airlines re-introduce routes that currently require quarantine or are out of bounds for UK travellers.

Charter Destinations from Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport tour operators offer charter flights to a wide range of exotic destinations.  There are long-haul flights to Toronto in Canada, New York in the US, and Orlando in Florida. You can visit African resorts such as Banjul in Gambia, Marrakech in Morocco, Dakar in Senegal and Monastir in Tunisia.

Low-Cost Flights From Bristol Airport

There are low-cost flights from Bristol to ski havens Salzburg and Innsbruck. There are also flights to key cities and major airports in Belgium, Bulgaria, Corsica, Croatia and Cyprus. The most popular destinations include Prague in the Czech Republic and more adventurous Finnish cities such as Enontekio, Ivalo, Kittila and Rovaniemi.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays Opens its Tenth UK Base at Bristol Airport

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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has announced the launch of flights and holidays from Bristol Airport which will become the company’s tenth UK base.

The leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist will be flying to 33 destinations from Bristol Airport. Holidaymakers can choose from 29 summer destinations including four new and exclusive destinations from Bristol Airport:

  • Izmir in Turkey
  • Kalamata and Lesvos in Greece
  • Costa de Almeria in Mainland Spain

There are 11 destinations for Winter 21/22 including the best sun and ski destinations across Europe, the Canary Islands and the Mediterranean.

In its first summer of operations from Bristol Airport, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, will operate up to 56 weekly flights. A fleet of three Bristol based aircraft will fly customers to a wide choice of destinations across Mainland Spain, the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Portugal and Madeira.

This programme for the first summer of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays operations from Bristol Airport, representing 450,000 seats on sale. The inaugural flight will be departing to Lanzarote on 1st April 2021.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays VIP customer service includes friendly flight times and a generous 22kg baggage allowance through a flight-only booking with Jet2.com. The service also includes in-resort customer helpers, transfers, free child places and ATOL protection.

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays’ arrival at Bristol Airport will see more than 200 new jobs being created with roles including flight and cabin crew, engineers and ground operations staff.

Bristol Airport COVID-19 Travel Information

Bristol Airport have a range of measures in place to create a safe environment for everyone:

  • Face covering: Wear a face mask or appropriate face covering when you are at the airport for adults and children 11 years and over. All front-line staff wear face masks or visors. Please check the latest guidance if you cannot wear a face mask/covering for medical reasons

 

  • Social distancing: Clear signs and floor markings have been introduced to help everyone keep a safe distance and guide you through the airport. Only family groups or people travelling together will be able to use the lifts at the same time
  • Hand sanitising: hand sanitising dispensers are available throughout the terminal
  • Enhanced cleaning: All high frequency touch-point areas sanitised hourly and electrostatic fogging is in use
  • Protective shields: Where people interact such as check-in desks and tills
  • Only passengers can enter the airport or if you are helping a passenger who needs special assistance
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Staycations – Holidays in Wales and West England in 2020

Better To Take A Holiday In Wales Or South West England in 2020

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Remember the time when our annual holiday was at Trecco Bay, Porthcawl or Butlins Barry Island? With the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic upon us, those types of holidays are back on the agenda in 2020. This year is the time for a private executive driver Cardiff to take you holiday in wales or South West England

Some of us go away for rest and relaxation, but more and more of us a choosing destinations that have an element of culture and experiences such as food and wine, hiking, sailing, etc. as well as rest and relaxation.

These days summer holidays to sunny foreign climates are the norm, but is it worth the hassle in 2020?

The best places to have a summer holiday in the UK are Cornwall, Devon and Wales and luckily for us in Cardiff and South Wales, these destinations are on our doorstep.

There are three types of summer holiday to have in the UK:

  • Leisure/caravan park holiday which is appealing to all ages but especially children
  • Touring holiday for adults or adults with an older family
  • Weekend breaks

Leisure/Caravan Park Holiday

One of the main reasons that so many of us go abroad is the poor summer weather here in the UK, so you should be looking for a leisure/caravan Park with indoor facilities.

Your executive transport driver can stay nearby for the whole duration of your holiday and take you on day trips, or drop you off at the start of your holiday and collect you at the end.

Leisure/Caravan Park Holiday Devon

Some of the most popular leisure/caravan park holidays in Devon are:

  • Devon Cliffs Holiday Park (Exmouth) – facilities include; Haven Park, indoor pool, outdoor pool, high ropes course, mini-golf, water sports on the nearby beach and a Segway course. It’s a short walk down to Sandy Bay.
  • Ladram Bay Holiday Park – facilities include; indoor swimming pool, children’s and teenage clubs, raft building, crazy golf, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing. It’s a short drive to Sidmouth or Exmouth
  • Devon Bay Holiday Park – facilities include; indoor swimming pool, outdoor pool, children’s clubs, indoor soft play, an outdoor playground, crazy golf, basketball and football areas. The park is run by Hoburne and is near Paignton

Leisure/Caravan Park Holiday Cornwall

Some of the most popular leisure/caravan park holiday in Cornwall are:

  • Praa Sands Holiday Park – facilities include; indoor swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, Praa Sands Golf and Country Club. It is in a remote southern location but Flambards Theme Park and Michael’s Mount are a short drive away.
  • Sea Acres Holiday Park (run by Parkdean Holidays) – facilities include; indoor swimming pool, soft play area, adventure playground, amusement arcade, pitch and putt, crazy golf, kids’ and scuba diving center. Sea Acres is about 500 meters from Kennack Sands beach
  • Perran Sands/Riviere Sands Holiday Park in Perranporth (run by Haven Caravan Parks) – Facilities include; indoor and outdoor pools, evening entertainment, surf and paddleboard lessons in central Perran Porth location

Leisure/Caravan Park Holiday South West Wales

Some of the most popular Leisure/caravan Park Holiday in South West Wales are:

  • Lydstep Beach Holiday Park – A Haven holiday park with indoor swimming pool, a climbing wall, kayaking lessons on the beach, fencing and target shooting. Local attractions include Heatherton World of Activities and The Dinosaur Park in Tenby
  • Cardigan Bay Holiday Park – Independent park with indoor swimming pool with a retractable roof, restaurant, adventure playground and a bar. Located on Pembrokeshire Coastal path and Cardigan Bay is about 3 miles away,

Touring Holiday To Wales Or South West England

If you want to mix destination experience with relaxation your summer holiday then there is nowhere better to do it than Wales and the West of England. This could be:

  • A trip to the beautiful beaches of South West Wales
  • A drive up through Mid and North Wales
  • Devon and Cornwall tours

On these types of holidays you will spend a number of days in several different locations depending upon your interests. All of our tours can be tailored to your interests!

Short Trips To Wales Or South West England

There are a multitude of world-famous destinations with a couple of hours drive from Cardiff. These include Bath, Stratford and Stonehenge.

These attractions can be done as individual trips or as a combination on a short tour. Both Bath and Stratford offer some high-quality accommodation options.

Your driver will be with you for the complete duration of the trip.

Private Executive Driver Cardiff and South Wales

Are you looking forward to your staycation in Wales or South West England but:

  • Want a rest an do not fancy driving
  • Do not have a car
  • Have a large group and do have the capacity to transport everyone?

For all these cases, it is a good option to hire your own private executive taxi which come equipped with the following services:

  • WiFi
  • Refreshments
  • USB charging points
  • Leather interiors
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Range of vehicles up to 7-seats
  • Additional luggage space
  • Extra leg room

This way you can have a totally relaxing holiday without having to worry about finding your way or parking when you get there by reserving a private executive driver Cardiff.