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Cardiff and Pembrokeshire Coast in mid July

My daughter and I are about to make plane reservations to land in Cardiff in mid July and I need to organize some tours. I'm not comfortable renting a car so need to be able to get around by train or bus.

I need some advice about how best to spend 6 or 7 days. I thought we would spend 3 days in Cardiff doing a food tasting walking tou, r historic pub tour, Cardiff Castle, going to Cardiff Bay and hopefully seeing the St. Fagan's Museum of Welsh Life (not quite sure how to get there from Cardiff??) - any other recommendations? Too much time?

We also really want to get to the Pembrokeshire Coast to see St. Governs Chapel, Green bridge of Wales, Village of Rhosilly, Ship Wreck Helvetica, Worms head island (would like to walk across it) and hopefully Devils Cauldron and the Severin Estuary. I've been searching up tours but there doesn't seem to be any small group tour that takes in all this. While we'd like to see some other parts of Wales I doubt there will be enough time.

Would really appreciate any advice and ideas you can suggest.

Thanks kindly! Naomi

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Where are you coming from - no trans-Atlantic flights into Cardiff. Qatar Airlines have flights from Doha with connections from Australia.

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We spend five days in South Wales, since my paternal ancestors came from a small town in the SW of Wales. South Wales is beautiful with lots of scenic places and castles.

We spend two nights in Cardiff, visited the Cardiff Castle and took the train to see Caerphilly Castle that is about 8 miles from downtown. On our way out of the city, we stopped at the Museum of Welsh Life, then continued on to Tenby where we stayed for two nights, then west we visited Pembroke Castle. We headed west to see St. David's Cathedral and then north to visit the village of my ancestors.