North Wales: Coast & Country
A 4-night, 5-day tour – Wednesday 08th to Sunday 12th June 2022
Conwy • Beaumaris • Horseshoe Pass • Barge Trip • Erdigg Hall • Snowdonia National Park
A dramatic and picturesque corner of Wales with a variety of exciting and interesting excursions on land, sea and rail. With so much to see and do in this delightful area there’s lots to enjoy around every corner!
Wednesday: We depart with ample comfort stops for an extended lunch stop at Lichfield. A chance here to visit Lichfield Cathedral which is the only medieval three-spired cathedral in the UK, and a treasured landmark in the heart of England. It is one of the oldest places of Christian worship, and the burial place of the great Anglo-Saxon missionary Bishop, St Chad. This magnificent building has a rich history, reflected in its architecture and treasures. On then to North Wales and our hotel with time to relax before evening dinner is served.
Thursday: Welsh breakfast then we visit Conwy, one of Britain’s best preserved medieval towns. Its ancient walls, enclose a town of narrow cobbled streets, full of historic buildings dominated by the castle with its authentic atmosphere. This afternoon we visit Beaumaris, in the southeast corner of Anglesey for a 75-minute Puffin Island Wildlife Cruise. With an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitat, look out for the seabirds, grey seals and bottlenose dolphins! We return to the hotel via the majestic Snowdonia National Park. A stunning day followed by evening dinner.
Friday: After breakfast, we head south travelling over the spectacular Horseshoe Pass to Llangollen where we enjoy a lovely horse drawn trip along the canal, which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to a rich variety of local flora and fauna. This afternoon we visit Erdigg Hall, one of the country’s finest stately homes, built in 1864-1867 for Josiah Edisbury, the High Sheriff of Denbigshire. Enjoy exploring this much-loved house and garden, which is filled with stories of the family and their servants, whom were held in unusually high regard. Destination hotel for evening dinner!
Saturday: After breakfast, the first stop today is the small market town of Ruthin for time at leisure. Ruthin is like nowhere else in Wales. It’s a surprising little town layered with centuries of history and set in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain. On then to Bala for a delightful narrow gauge steam train journey through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. The 9-mile return journey, alongside Bala Lake gives excellent views of the lake and surrounding scenery. Bala is an historic market town in the Snowdonia National Park. It is surrounded by the rural region of Penllyn which has a strong and vibrant Welsh identity and culture. Evening dinner concludes another great day of exploration!
Sunday: After a hearty Welsh breakfast, our homeward journey heads south with a visit to Redwings Oxhill. for lunch and leisure time. This is home to 80 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys, including the friendliest group of cobs known as “The Breakfast Club” because they’re all named after breakfast items! Our adventure ends in the local area during late afternoon.
The Hotel:Located near the historic market town of Mold and close to the beautiful countryside of North Wales, this comfortable hotel has been providing a warm welcome to guests for many years. At the Beaufort Park Hotel, they want you to feel at home, which is why all bedrooms are designed with your comfort in mind. All rooms have en-suite facilities, direct dial telephone, television, trouser press, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The Orchard Restaurant is relaxed and inviting for traditional Welsh breakfasts and evening dinner. The Chef and his team create a mouth-watering feast especially for you and the team are committed to using only the finest, freshest, locally sourced ingredients where possible.
What’s Included:All coach travel and visits as listed, a free newspaper on day of departure, porterage, 4 nights 3 course evening dinner, tea/coffee, bed and full Welsh breakfast, Puffin Island wildlife cruise, Horse drawn barge trip, entry to Erdigg Hall, journey on the Bala Lake Railway, complimentary on-board hot drinks, a Travel & Information Pack and the services of a Tour Director throughout.