Wednesday 20th June 2018

Journey Through North Wales


Aerial shot of North WalesTravel with us on one of our luxury coaches and let us show you the splendour and beauty of North Wales.


Let us start our journey in the well known town of Llandudno with its two beautiful beaches and the lovely little railway which will take you to the top of the Great Orme with its breathtaking views.


Travelling onwards will bring you to Conwy. Its splendid castle boasts 22 towers which look down on the Conwy Estuary and Thomas Telford's imposing suspension bridge.


We now travel to Anglesey over another of Thomas Telford's suspension bridges which was the first of its kind in the world. On the island you can visit the port of Holyhead, Beaumaris with yet another lovely castle and gaol, Parys Mountain's ancient Copper Mines and not forgetting Llanfair P.G. the village with the longest name.


We return over Anglesey's second bridge which was built above Robert Stephenson's 1850 "Tubular Bridge" which was destroyed by fire in 1970.


Caernarfon CastleThe Royal Town of Caernarfon with its third castle on our journey is where Prince Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales and still retains its strong Royal links and indeed was recently visited by the Queen herself.


A visit to North Wales would not be complete without a visit to Llanberis in the Snowdonia National Park and travel on the mountain railway to the summit of Snowdon which is Wales' highest mountain at a height of 3000 feet. Nearby the twin lakes of Padarn and Peris form the Llanberis Pass. Visit the Electric Mountain - a power station built inside the mountain and said to be the world's largest man made underground chamber.


The Llanberis Slate Mines and Museum offer an interesting time and if you are lucky enough to visit in July you may catch sight of the Snowdon Race which takes runners right up to the summit of snowdon and back. Only for the very fit!


Betws y Coed is very beautiful and always popular as is the village of Beddgelert with its tragic tale of Gelert the dog.


Through the market town of Pwllheli with its excellent sailing facilities and which is on the outskirts of the Lleyn Peninsula - in itself is worth a visit with its magnificent scenery and on to the village of Llanystumdwy - the birthplace of Lloyd George. You can visit his home and also a museum in his memory.


On to the town of Criccieth - yet another castle and a beautiful beach and we then reach the town of Porthmadog situated on the Glaslyn Estuary. This town has an ancient and interesting maritine history and from here the quaint little Ffestiniog Railway will take you to the village of Blaenau Ffestiniog and its Slate Mines.


Travelling on we come to Harlech which has the last castle on our journey and which was once the stronghold of Henry Tudor.


We have barely touched on all the beautiful and interesting places our part of the country can offer - we have endless lovely and safe beaches to offer and our mountains are in themselves a sight to behold but we hope we have given you some incentive and that you will soon be coming to Wales.


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