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Luxury Llandudno Snowdonia & North Wales

Luxury Llandudno Snowdonia & North Wales

A five day exursion through Snowdonia & North Wales

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A five day exursion through Snowdonia & North Wales

Llandudno

Llandudno is Wales's largest resort, uniquely situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two wonderful beaches, the award winning North Shore and the quiet, sand duned West Shore. Llandudno has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions.

 

Betws y Coed

It’s one of those places that never closes, even on a Sunday in deep and dark December. How could it? There’s too much demand. This bustling mountain resort, the official ‘gateway village to Snowdonia’ in a beautiful location amongst woods and riverbanks, has been consistently popular since Victorian times and the coming of the railway. Many attractions, including railway museum, golf course, high ropes adventure, waymarked walks and famous Swallow Falls. The town has an excellent Snowdonia National Park Information Centre with Princes of Gwynedd exhibition, and an outstanding range of shops selling quality crafts, clothing and outdoor gear. 

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Once a mining town in the historic county of Merionethshire, today Blaenau Ffestiniog welcomes tourists, who come for the Ffestiniog Railway and the Llechwed Slate Caverns. Blaenau Ffestiniog was at one time the second largest town in North Wales, behind only Wrexham. After reaching 12,000 at the peak of the slate industry, the population fell with the decline in the demand for its slate to around 4,000 today.

 

Caernarfon

Gwynedd’s county town, home to Wales’s most famous castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mighty Caernarfon Castle commands the lion’s share of attention, but the town’s narrow streets and stylishly redeveloped waterfront also merit a visit. The castle, built in the 13th century by Edward I as a royal palace and military fortress, was at the core of a medieval walled town. Caernarfon was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace. The castle's majestic persona is no architectural accident: it was designed to echo the walls of Constantinople, the imperial power of Rome and the dream castle, 'the fairest that ever man saw', of Welsh myth and legend. After all these years Caernarfon's immense strength remains unchanged. Standing at the mouth of the Seiont river, the fortress (with its unique polygonal towers, intimidating battlements and colour banded masonry) dominates the walled town also founded by Edward I. Caernarfon's symbolic status was emphasized when Edward made sure that his son, the first English Prince of Wales, was born here in 1284. In 1969, the castle gained worldwide fame as the setting for the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales.

Llanberis

Llanberis is packed with enough attractions to keep visitors busy for weeks. But first, there’s the lakeside location at the foot of Snowdon. When you’re tired of walking beside the water – which you won’t be – take a ride on two narrow-gauge lines, the Llanberis Lake Railway and Snowdon Mountain Railway. The latter climbs almost to the doorstep of the stunning Hafod Eryri Visitor Centre. Lots to see and do in lakeside Padarn Country Park. The National Slate Museum recalls Snowdonia’s rich industrial heritage, Electric Mountain invites you into its awesome high-tech underground world, while Dolbadarn Castle takes you back a thousand years to the time of the native Welsh princes. If that isn’t enough there are craft shops and watersports too.

 

Conwy

Conwy is a town rich in history, much of which is still preserved within the walls and traditional structures of its buildings. In the heart of it is the mighty 13th-century castle, whose walls encapsulate this remarkable medieval town. Surrounded by lush Welsh countryside and watched over by the mighty mountains of Snowdonia, it’s a most beautiful place to visit. Conwy offers a whole host of places to eat and drink. Fine dining restaurants, traditional pubs and snug cafes can be found throughout the town.

Llanfair PG

Just about any village in Wales has an unpronounceable name due to the extensive use of consonant combinations in the Welsh language. However, the village with the most unpronounceable and longest name is that of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. According to the Guinness Book of Records, this is the longest place name in the world. Locals have shortened the name of the village to Llanfair. Like all other place names in Wales, the name is very descriptive. When translated into English, it means "The Church of St. Mary by the pool with the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's church and the red cave". It is not the original name of the village, but rather it was contrived as a publicity stunt in the 1860's to bestow the honour of having the longest name on the railway station. The original name was Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, which means "St. Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel."

 

Beaumaris

Beaumaris is a captivating seaside town, with a mix of medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture.  Its name is based on the Norman ‘beau marais’, meaning ‘fair marsh’, a description of the site chosen by Edward 1 for the last of his ‘Iron ring’ of castles, constructed in his bid to control the Welsh. Take a walk through the town, starting with a stroll along the seafront, taking in the pier and the views over the Menai Strait and Snowdonia then continuing through the charming streets with their picturesque cottages, many painted in soft pastel colours. Beaumaris castle is a United Nations World Heritage site and was constructed between 1295-1330 to form perfectly symmetrical concentric lines of fortification.  There's also a moat and a dock for access by supply ships. Beaumaris has lively cafês, pubs, restaurants and hotels, with good food to suit every taste, and some excellent shopping marked by quality independent traders,

Day 1

A morning departure from Cumbria for our journey south to the historic city of Chester, where we have time for lunch & sightseeing before continuing via the north Wales coast to Llandudno and a warm welcome at the Tynedale Hotel. Dinner in the hotel followed by entertainment.

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Day 2

Today we drive through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Travelling through the Conwy Valley we first visit picturesque Betws-y-Coed before continuing via Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog. We return to Llandudno via Beddgelert where three vales join the heart of Snowdonia. Dinner in the hotel.

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Day 3

A morning visit to Caernarfon with its magnificent castle, one of Europe’s greatest medieval fortresses. After time to explore the maze of narrow streets in Caernarfon we head off to Llanberis at the foot of Mount Snowdon. Dinner at the Tynedale.

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Day 4

Full day excursion calling first at Conwy, a lovely walled town with an impressive castle before continuing to LlanfairPG, the village with the legendary long name. We then visit Beaumaris with its magnificent setting on Conwy Bay. We return to Llandudno for dinner.

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Day 5

Sadly today we leave our hosts at the Tynedale Hotel returning home to Cumbria via the Victorian resort of Southport, arriving back early evening.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Tynedale Hotel

Centrally located on Llandudno's iconic Victorian promenade the Tynedale Hotel is a Visit Wales approved provider of holiday accommodation.

This modern, bright and welcoming seafront hotel is just 20 metres from the beach and a short walk from the high street and the town's well preserved pier.

As befits a Victorian building the bedrooms are all shapes and sizes with no two being the same. Warm and stylish with modern classic fabrics, digital TV with radio channels, telephones, hairdryers and of course ironing and hot drink making facilities, all rooms offer en-suite facilities.

The majority of bedrooms are accessed by the lift.

Located on the lower ground floor the restaurant is bright, modern and welcoming.The head chef Neil Harrison, who has been with the hotel since 1996, offers a daily changing Table d’hote menu with a choice of traditional and modern dishes, together with a great range of breakfast options to get your day off to a great start. Try the porridge with whisky, cream and brown sugar or perhaps the 'maple syrup pancakes’.

At the heart of the hotel is the Café Bar and reception area. Modern and serving some of the finest beverages in town, where better to eat brunch, lunch or even get the evenings entertainment underway.

Serving tea and coffee all day, bar drinks until midnight, Bistro Style lunch menu from 12noon to 2pm. Access to the patio with tables, chairs & parasols.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Bus Stop Tangier Street Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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