Coin, Coal and Cheers

Welsh Gin Distillery Tour

Just outside Cardiff in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan countryside you'll find a gin distillery brewing nicely in the cellars of the 17th century Hensol Castle. The combination of the historic Castle together with the modern vibes and fun nature of gin, creates a truly distinctive experience.

Visitors will be treated to a story-filled guided tour of the distillery learning all about the history of Hensol Castle, the origins of gin, the wonders of botanicals and the distilling process but always making sure there's still plenty of time left for the all important gin tasting!

The Royal Mint

This unique attraction takes visitors 'behind the scenes' of coin making. Exciting exhibitions, thrilling tours, spellbinding storytelling, there's something for everyone. You'll never look at the coins in your pocket the same again. The tour includes tea or coffee on arrival, a visit to the exhibition, an exciting treasure trove of precious historical coins and rare artefacts. Find the Alfred the Great penny which is a staggering 1,100 years old and medals from the London 2012 Olympics.

A Welsh Coal Mining Experience

Ex-coal miners guide you on the Black Gold Experience underground tour, a journey around the colliery site. Nobody knows the coal industry better than the guides and you will marvel at their tales of life underground. Includes a lamp check gift to take away.

Learn about the international story of Welsh coal and about the people who made it a global business. Find out about Lewis Merthyr, the owner who wrote the first £1m cheque, and of the mine's links with the RMS Titanic.

Please note that terms and conditions apply, Minimum tour size of 16. All prices correct October 2021.


Full experience only £45 per person

To book

Telephone 01443 682036 or email

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