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Llandudno, the largest resort in Wales, is famous for the Victorian style and Edwardian elegance that is evident throughout the town. It is exciting, lively and beautiful with two beaches set beneath the towering limestone headland of the Great Orme ‐ one of many fascinating natural features of the coastline. Llandudno Museum is well worth a visit as is the Victoria shopping centre and its Victorian tea rooms.
Monday We collect you from home to join your tour coach traveling to North Wales and the St Kilda Hotel for the next four nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast.
Tuesday This morning we travel to Anglesey and pay a visit to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, famous not only for its inordinately long name, but also for Pringle's Woollen Mills, where we have a short stop. We then continue to Llanberis and a visit to the National Slate Museum. The Museum is sited in the Victorian workshops built in the shadow of Elidir mountain, site of the vast Dinorwig quarry. Here you can travel into the past of an industry and a way of life that has chiselled itself into the very being of this country. The Workshops and Buildings are designed as though quarrymen and engineers have just put down their tools and left the courtyard for home, while an array of Talks and Demonstrations including slate-splitting give you a real insight into quarry life. We return to the hotel via the stunning Llanberis Pass and Betws-y-Coed.
Wednesday A day at leisure in Llandudno – you may wish to enjoy the vintage charm of the Great Orme Tramway and Punch and Judy on the prom or perhaps treat yourself to a Victorian-style afternoon tea!
Thursday Today we travel through the Snowdonia National Park to Portmeirion, an Italianate village overlooking the shores of Cardigan Bay, where there is time to explore the Italian style shops and houses. The classic TV series ‘The Prisoner’ was filmed here. We then have some free time in Porthmadog, a busy harbour town with a good range of shops and attractions. The town’s Maritime Museum tells the story of the town’s rapid 19th-century growth into a thriving slate exporting and shipbuilding port for handsome three-masted schooners known as Western Ocean Yachts. Porthmadog’s best-loved landmark is The Cob, a mile-long embankment across the estuary that shaped the destiny of the town. The town itself is an attractive place to explore on foot, especially since a bypass has taken much of the traffic away from the centre.
Friday We depart after breakfast for our return journey, with a suitable stops en-route. On our return to Wiltshire we will meet our taxis waiting to return you to your home.
St Kilda Hotel, Llandudno
Located in the very centre of the sweeping promenade, The St Kilda Hotel, Llandudno nestles between the Great Orme and the Little Orme which coupled with the Gulf Stream gives it's unique, mild climate. All rooms are en suite with hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift at this hotel.
Look what's included!
4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Luxury coach travel
Home pick up
Excursions and visits
Entrance to Portmeirion
Visit to the National Slate Museum