At Edwards Coach Holidays it is not just about the destination, it is about your whole holiday experience. From start to finish, we pride ourselves on the high standard we offer you.
Our friendly staff are available to help choose your Edwards holidays or coach travel most suitable to you. You can always phone or pop into one of our travel shops based at Llantwit Fardre, Cardiff, Swansea or Blackwood.
Llantwit Fardre Holiday Reservations ~ 01443 202048
The Regional Manager is Lesley
She is supported by reservation staff - Lesley, Tracie, Julia, Melanie & Kelly
LLantwit Fardre Holiday Reservations is open 6 days a week:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 6:00 pm & Saturdays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Cardiff Travel Shop ~ 02920 348811: (based in Central Square, Cardiff)
The Travel Shop Manager is Kelly-Anne
She is supported by reservation staff – Sally, Diane & Kelly.
Cardiff Travel Shop is open six days a week:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm & Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Blackwood Travel Shop ~ 01495 222272: (based in High Street, Blackwood)
The Travel Shop Manager is Carol
She is supported by the reservation staff – Jeanne, Chris, Heather & Matthew
Blackwood Travel Shop is open six days a week:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm & Saturday 9:00am - 4pm
Swansea Coach Holiday Shop ~ 01792 456600: (Near the New Bus Station)
The Travel Shop Manager is Dawn.
She is supported by the reservation staff – Christine, Nichola, Jessica & Lyndsey.
Swansea Coach Holiday Shop is open six days a week:
Monday - Friday 09:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday 09:00 am - 4:30 pm.
Edwards Coach Holidays, Dyffryn Depot ~ 01792 791981: (based at Swansea Enterprise Park, SA6 8QG)
Reservation staff - Kristen & Kirsty
Edwards Coach Holidays, Dyffryn Depot is open six days a week:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Merthyr Shop ~ 01685 387877: (Merthyr Shopping Centre, CF47 8EG)
Reservation staff - Lynn Preece & Mel Mullins
Merthyr shop is open six days a week:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Edwards coach tours has operated in South Wales since 1925. The first coach or "charabanc" as they were commonly known, was a 1920 Spa. The adjacent photograph shows this vehicle with Cyril Edwards at the wheel. The gentleman with the moustache in the centre of the picture is the company founder George Edwards.
During the next 20 years or so, the company's main source of income was the "local bus service" into the market town of Pontypridd. Business increased as the near-by Treforest Industrial Estate expanded where many factory workers were transported to work and also to the munitions factory at Bridgend during the Second World War by Edwards Coaches.
The fifties and sixties brought new ambitions for the company and indeed its clients. Edwards Luxury coaches boasted a heater and radio, travelled from all over the South Wales Valleys to popular holiday destinations, such as London, Blackpool, Bath and Stratford. During the early sixties the company organised tours as far afield as Paris, Belgium and Austria.
Since those early days, Edwards has expanded progressively. We now operate a fleet of over 190 buses and coaches from our operating centre at Pontypridd, employing 380 personnel. Last year we carried over 6,500 students to school each day and provided over 80,000 clients with our own customised package holidays. We also undertake day excursions and transfers for numerous organisations.