Criccieth 5 Day Festive - George Iv Hotel
Criccieth lies on the South side of the Llyn Peninsula with splendid views over Cardigan Bay. It is home to a medieval castle, built by the Welsh in the mid-thirteenth century but later taken by Edward I who incorporated it into his ring of castles designed to maintain Norman control. It was captured by Owain Glyndwr in the uprising of 1404 and the scorch marks from that battle can still be seen! The castle headland divides the town into two with a pebbly beach to the West and a lovely sheltered mainly sandy beach to the East. Nearby is the village of Llanystumdwy, which boasts a museum devoted to David Lloyd George, the “Welsh Wizard”, whose family once lived in Criccieth. The countryside around Criccieth is breathtaking with fabulous coastal views over Cardigan Bay, awesome mountain scenery in Snowdonia and delightful gardens and castles at every turn.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Excursion to Caernarfon & Pwllheli
Discover wonderful Caernarfon, dominated by its imposing Norman Castle. The redeveloped harbour area bustles with sailing boats and motor yachts. We continue to seaside Pwllheli – located at the gateway to the beautiful Llyn Peninsula. The town is full of character with its narrow streets full of independent shops, boutiques and traditional pubs./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Excursion to Betws-y-Coed
Enjoy a scenic trip into Snowdonia National Park as we call at pretty Betws-y-Coed. This tiny village is surrounded by dense woodland and mountains and there is a range of charming shops and cafes to enjoy./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
George IV Hotel
Situated on the High Street in the centre of Criccieth with magnificent views towards the sea and castle from many bedrooms. The George IV is an iconic hotel and a popular choice for coach holidays to Criccieth. The hotel now has 76 bedrooms with central heating and bath or shower and WC (most have bath and shower). All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, intercom, hair dryer and television with radio channels. Extensive public areas include a delightful intimate bar, attractive large restaurant, entertainment room with additional bar and a cosy lounge.