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Penderyn Distillery
Penderyn Distillery(Penderyn)
Owner description: Penderyn Distillery is the only distillery in Wales and one of the smallest distilleries in the world. One of the few remaining independent distilleries, Penderyn takes its name... more Owner description: Penderyn Distillery is the only distillery in Wales and one of the smallest distilleries in the world. One of the few remaining independent distilleries, Penderyn takes its name from the old Welsh village in which it is located and nestles in the foothills of the ancient Brecon Beacons mountain range. The Brecon Beacons National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty famed for its breathtaking scenery, open moorland, clear rivers and tumultuous waterfalls. Members of the public can enjoy a distillery tour, take a journey through the history of single malt whisky making in Wales, and understand the distilling process at first hand. On arrival you will be greeted by your tour guide and taken through to the exhibition area where you can browse at your leisure and learn for yourself the history of whisky making in Wales as well as more general Welsh history. Watch the short video about how Penderyn first started, and how it has developed since its launch in 2004. Your guide will then join you and take you through to the next section where you will be able to: *View the Barley, Malt Bins, Grist Mill, Mash Tun and Fermenters that produce the unique Penderyn Malted Barley Wash. *View the Single Pot Stills at Penderyn Distillery that were designed by Dr. David Faraday, a descendant of famous physicist Sir Michael Faraday. You can also view the more traditional brand new Double Pot Stills. If distillations are in process you will be able to see the spirit being drawn into the spirit safe. *See the barrel display area when your guide will describe how the different expressions of Penderyn whisky are matured and talk you through the various stages of the maturation process. *Learn about the other products - Merlyn Cream Liqueur, Brecon Five Vodka and Brecon Special Reserve Gin. Feel and smell the botanicals that are used to make Brecon Special Reserve Gin. *Visit the tasting room and sample the products - Penderyn Single Malt Whisky, Brecon Five Vodka, Brecon Gin and Merlyn Cream Liqueur. *Browse the retail shop for Penderyn Spirits and merchandise. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers; Distilleries
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Henrhyd Waterfall
Henrhyd Waterfall(Coelbren)
Attraction type: Waterfalls
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Four Waterfalls Walk
Four Waterfalls Walk(Ystradfellte)
Attraction type: Waterfalls
Waterfalls Centre
Waterfalls Centre(Pontneddfechan)
Attraction type: Waterfalls
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The National Showcaves Centre for Wales
The National Showcaves Centre for Wales(Pen-y-cae)
Owner description: Voted Britain’s Finest Natural Wonder, and the winner of all major environmental and tourism awards.There are three exceptional caves to experience - Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave... more Owner description: Voted Britain’s Finest Natural Wonder, and the winner of all major environmental and tourism awards.There are three exceptional caves to experience - Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave. Each cave offers a unique underground adventure. In Dan-yr-Ogof you walk through beautifully decorated passageways for just under 1 kilometre; in Cathedral Cave you walk through enormous caverns, carved out millions of years ago. At the end of this cave you will walk behind 40 feet high waterfalls that cascade around you in the ‘Dome of St Paul’s’, an exceptional end to a truly breathtaking cave. In Bone Cave learn why 42 human skeletons are buried there, and why our ancestors used caves all those years ago.On site we also have one of the world’s largest collections of life-sized dinosaur models. Ranging from the ever popular Tyrannosaurus Rex and Brachiosaurs, to the lesser-known Tsintaosaurus. There are over 220 models to see – you are bound to find your favourite dinosaur! The Shire Horse Centre offers the excitement of two indoor children’s play areas. We also have the farm experience. Why not make friends with the gentle giants – our Shire horses are waiting to say hello. Include the Iron Age village, museum, stone circles, and you have plenty to see and do for all ages. As we are situated in a National Park, you might like to consider staying on our Caravan/Tenting site for your visit to the caves?For those who may want a break, there is our Coffee shop, and finally the Rock and Dinosaur shop to enjoy. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Caverns & Caves
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Thai Sky Restaurant
Thai Sky Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Treorchy
Price: $7 - $11
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Pen y Cae Inn
Pen y Cae Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Pen-y-cae
Price: $11 - $28
Cuisines: Organic, Ice Cream, Family Fare, Gastropub
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
The Gwyn Arms
The Gwyn Arms
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Pen-y-cae
Price: $3 - $21
Cuisines: Bar, Dessert, British, Family Fare
Good for: Scenic view, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Caradogs Restaurant
Caradogs Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Hirwaun
Price: $5 - $38
Cuisines: French, European, British, Welsh
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Prices Arms
Prices Arms
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Coelbren
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Holiday Inn Express Swansea East
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Swansea East
$75 - $133
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Llandarcy
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Premier Inn Bridgend - M4, Jct 35
Premier Inn Bridgend - M4, Jct 35
$79 - $123 (GBP 52 - 81)
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Pencoed
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Premier Inn Port Talbot
3.0 of 5
Premier Inn Port Talbot
$78 - $122
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Baglan
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Ty Newydd Country Hotel
3.0 of 5
Ty Newydd Country Hotel
$107 - $166
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Hirwaun
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Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel
3.0 of 5
Nant Ddu Lodge Hotel
$144 - $163 (GBP 95 - 108)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Cwmtaf
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Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
3.0 of 5
Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
$85 - $110 (GBP 56 - 73)
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Port Talbot
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Peterstone Court Hotel
5.0 of 5
Peterstone Court Hotel
$150 - $287 (GBP 99 - 190)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Llanhamlach
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Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel
4.0 of 5
Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel
$136 - $275 (GBP 90 - 182)
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Bridgend
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The BlueBell Hotel
4.0 of 5
The BlueBell Hotel
$99 - $134
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Neath
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