The Royal Mint, A Welsh Coal Mining Experience Rhondda heritage Park and Hensol Castle Distillery have joined forces to create a new package, branded ‘Coin, Coal and Cheers’, which provides an action-packed day out for tour planners.

The package, which is available to the group Travel Trade only, can be booked all year round. Starting at the Royal Mint, visitors will go behind the scenes and learn how money is made, hear about the Mint's 1,100 year history and enjoy the NEW for 2022 Jubilee Exhibition. The group will then head off to A Welsh Coal Mining Experience at Rhondda Heritage Park. Here, clients will listen to tales of how Rhondda coal powered the world then journey deep underground to experience life on the coalface. The day will be rounded off with a visit to Hensol Castle Distillery. Clients will sample some award-winning spirits and find out all about the history of gin at South Wales’s latest craft spirit distillery, housed in the cellars of 17th century Hensol Castle.

Coin, Coal and Cheers offers tour planners new possibilities for their group visits to South Wales. We’re hoping that the combination of a behind the scenes tour of the Royal Mint; an authentic Welsh mining experience and highly enjoyable distillery tour and gin tasting in the cellars of a Grade I-listed castle will attract the attention of the tour industry."

A press to make coins displayed at The Royal Mint Experience.
The silhouette of a miner in an underground tunnel of the mine.
Distillery bottles and vats on a desk in a botanical room.

The Royal Mint Experience, A Welsh Coal Mining Experience and Hensol Castle Distillery

They say the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and we’re pleased to be collaborating together to offer a really unique package that packs a punch. We hope we’ll be able to encourage those who may not be tempted to travel to visit just one attraction to see the benefits of this exciting itinerary.”

The cost of Coin, Coal and Cheers is £45 per person and groups will spend an average of 90 minutes at each site. The travel time between sites is a maximum of 20 minutes.

The package can be split over two days and taken in any order. They can also offer a full day silver or gold package or a bespoke experience. 

Tour operators can book by contacting Groups@royalmint.com or +44 (0)1443 682036.

 

 

Published 7 February 2022

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