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Public transportation from Chipping Campden to Gower

Planning another trip to England and wales with public transportation. Is it possible to use public transit from chipping campden to gower or tenby. ?would like to be able to travel to coastal south wales. Looks like trains take 7+ hours and go to London paddington (if I am looking at this correctly). Another option is hiring a driver to get from point A to B. Not sure how expensive that is and recommendations for a company or car hire is appreciated. Thank you Susan My I to itinerary is this . LHR - Bath 3 nights ( take direct bus).

Chipping Campden- 3nights
If still available Rabbies 4 day tour of wales and Costwolds .(this leaves from Bristol at 0900) I can stay in Bristol the night before if I need to , unless I am able to get a driver from Chipping Campden to Bristol.
The tour ends in Oxford where I will stay 3 nights and take bus to LHR the 4th day to stay near airport hotel if an early flight.
My reason for asking about public transport to Gower or Tenby is a backup plan ( in case Rabbies does not offer this tour again, currently it is booked until March 2024.

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You would need to use Pulhams Bus 606 to get from Chipping Campden to Cheltenham. Unfortunately these buses don’t go from the centre of Cheltenham to the train station so for this you would need top hop on a local bus.

The 608 service would also convey you to Cheltenham:>

From Cheltenham at least 1 train per hour goes direct to Cardiff taking around 1 hour 10 minutes. From Cardiff, around 3 trains per hour go to Swansea (2 fast and 1 all stops). This journey takes just under 1 hour.

From Swansea* train station, you would need to walk (or take local bus) to the bus station and then Adventure Travel bus 118 or 119 to Rhosilli (other bus routes exist on Gower to other places but Rhosilli be my pick).

Cardiff to Tenby by train takes about 3 hours 10 minutes. Tenby is a beautiful coastal town and the train station is just a short walk from most accommodation. Boats leave from the harbour/beach for Caldy Island on weekdays.

  • Swansea was badly damaged in the war and is not a pleasant city. Should you wish to break this journey west (or eastbound), Cardiff is the place to do it. Take a short bus (32) ride to St. Fagans Museum of Welsh History. Then you also have Cardiff Castle and Caerphilly Castle (Use local train) and Castell Coch just to the north of Cardiff.

If you took First Bus 349 from Tenby to Skrinkle Haven (tell driver to tell you where to get off). Walk south for half a mile & you come to the Youth Hostel. From the cliff’s are fine views . You will see a military base - take the path behind it & you come back to the coast and can continue to Manorbier (toilets) for the bus back to Tenby - or do this in reverse if so desired.

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