4* Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, Bodelwyddan
Set amid 200-acres of beautiful woodlands and sensory gardens, less than an hour from Snowdonia National Park, this majestic Grade II castle with ivy-clad turrets has a commanding hilltop position with magnificent views stretching to the Clwydian Hills. There is a feast of live entertainment on offer, as well as a swimming pool, fitness centre, a bar and lounge. Rooms are equipped with en-suite facilities, a TV, telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and tea/coffee facilities.
TV Telephone Hairdryer Tea/coffee facilities Pool Restaurant Fitness Centre with Gym/Workout Room Bar/Lounge Free Internet Refrigerator in room
Please note: This tour has limited single rooms available
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Trips out to Conwy, Llandudno & Chester
Following collection from home, we journey to North Wales arriving at the hotel before dinner.
Conwy & Llandudno
This morning we travel to Conwy on the North coast of Wales. Explore at leisure this town rich in history, in heart is the 13th century castle, containing the most intact set of medieval royal apartments in Wales. The high curtain wall and eight lofty towers rise almost as impressively as when they were built more than 700 years ago. You could also visit the smallest house in Britain, known as the Quay house, painted in red this one up one down measures only 3.05m x 1.83m (10 x 6ft) and was last lived in by Robert Jones who was 1.905m (6ft 3 inches) tall. In the afternoon drive to Llandudno with its long sweeping bay Llandudno has maintained its traditional and authentic charm. This Victorian seaside resort has much to offer take a leisurely walk along its promenade or travel up to summit of the Great Orme by tram where you'll be rewarded with incredible views of its surrounding mountains and coastal towns. (Entrances not included)
A Day at Leisure at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel
Spend a free day at leisure enjoying the hotel facilities, entertainment and beautiful gardens which were designed by Thomas Mawson in 1910. The garden wall was built in the 1830's and was heated to encourage the growth of fruit trees. The grounds include formal gardens, woodland walks, historical sites and even a maze. Bodelwyddan Castle is also home to the National Portrait Gallery's Victorian Collection.
Depart for Chester where there will be time to explore the 'olde worlde' cobbled streets, unique 13th century 'rows' and the half-timbered galleried shops, museums and Roman amphitheatre. Each chapter of Chester's history is etched into the very fabric of the city, where Roman Legionnaires marched to war, Viking raiders wreaked havoc and Norman invaders conquered Anglo Saxons.
We return to the hotel mid-afternoon to relax and enjoy the facilities.
After breakfast we begin our journey home