Saturday – Travelling to Llandudno, stopping enroute for comfort breaks. Today we visit Chirk Castle and Gardens, a stunning National Trust Property. The Medieval castle stands proudly in the landscape and the beautiful gardens are a joy. Chirk Castle has regularly changed hands between some of the most important men of the age, such as the Earls of Arundel, Cardinal Henry Beaufort, the Dukes of Somerset, Richard, Duke of Gloucester (later King Richard III) Sir William Stanley, and many more, usually granted to them in recognition of service and taken away again in disgrace. (admissions included) We arrive at our hotel in the afternoon.
Sunday – A day of leisure. Explore Llandudno with its ‘blue flag’ beaches, with a stunning pier and fun cable cars. Or visit the theatres and thriving restaurants.
Monday – The town of Portmadog is a harbour town on the Glaslyn Estuary, rich in maritime history. Take some time to enjoy this pretty harbour town, before continuing to Portmeirion a popular tourist resort built in an Italian style by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975. Built on its own peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. Portmeirion is home to the famous TV Series the Prisoner.
Tuesday –Our scenic journey along the Conwy Bay today takes us past Conwy Castle with a short stop. Conwy Town is a world heritage site with an imposing thirteenth-century castle and walls. Conwy’s quaint harbour, and stunning Telford suspension bridge make it one of the most popular seaside resort in Wales. Then onto the Isle of Anglesey to visit the town of Beaumaris. A seaside town with a mix of medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture. Take a walk through the town, starting with a stroll along the seafront, take in the pier and the views over the Menai Strait and Snowdonia continue through the charming streets with their picturesque cottages painted in beautiful soft colours. Beaumaris Castle is a United Nations World Heritage Site and was constructed between 1295-1330. From here we will take a boat ride to the Puffin Island, an uninhabited island and is designated a Special Protection Area due to its large cormorant population. Other sea birds such as guillemot, razorbill, shag, kittiwake and eider ducks are widely seen too. (admissions included)
Wednesday - Travelling back home with lunch in Chester and time to explore, arriving home in the afternoon.