RWA Friends Cultural Group visits

This is where you will find details of all the upcoming trips and events.

If you would like to join any of the trips listed below please download the pdf where you will find a booking form to fill out and return.



Saturday 25 October

Cardiff Museum and Art Gallery (morning) Castell Coch (afternoon).

A visit to the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, followed by Castell Coch, just north of Cardiff. Cardiff Museum contains one of the finest art collections in Europe. Five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics. There are examples of impressionist and modern art, with paintings by Monet, Millet, Rodin, Cezanne and others.

Castell Coch (The Red Castle) just north of Cardiff, is a ‘folly’ built in 1870 for the 3rd Marquess of Bute, who by the 1860s was reputed to be the richest man in the world. The Victorian architect and ‘eccentric genius’ William Burges was given free rein by the 3rd Marquess of Bute, to create a rural retreat to complement the opulence of his main residence, Cardiff Castle.

ITINERARY: Coach departs from All Saints Church, Pembroke Road, Clifton at 9.30am to arrive in Cardiff at approx. 10.45 am Lunch will be available at Cardiff Museum and we will leave for Castell Coch at around 2.00 p.m. Castell Coch closes at 4.00 pm. The coach will depart at 4.30pm to return to Bristol approx. 6.00 pm.

The cost of the trip is £22 per person, which includes the driver's gratuity.

For further details and booking click here.


11th May –15th May 2015 • 5 days and 4 nights

5 Day Spring Trip to Bruges

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Stay in the Hotel Academie located in the centre of Bruges. The price includes bed & breakfast. The hotel restaurant offers an evening meal, with regional specialities. Or you can explore the many superb cafes and restaurants close by.

Monday May 11 • The air-conditioned coach departs from All Saints Church Pembroke Road. at 8am. Friday May 15 • You will arrive back in Bristol at approximately 10pm (to be confirmed).
During our time in Bruges we will have the choice of visiting Ghent,Ypres, Antwerp or Brussels at no extra charge. There is also a canal trip from Bruges to Ghent for which there is a charge.

For more information and booking please click here.