North Wales Highlands & Islands 5 Days - Hydro Htl
Situated on a sandy isthmus between the Great Orme and Little Orme Heads, Llandudno boasts two superb beaches. The shingly North Shore is the busier of the two with its Victorian Pier, boat trips, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and much more. The sandy West Shore is quieter with miles of sands and panoramic views of the Snowdonia mountain range in the distance. Llandudno is a highly attractive resort with its magnificent crescent of hotels, broad tree-lined streets and elegant shops all combining to produce a unique atmosphere. There are two golf courses. A tramway and cable car both offer a route to the summit of the Great Orme (which also boasts a superb dry ski slope - one of the best in Britain). There is plenty to do both by day and by night and you are sure never to have a dull moment at what many would claim to be the most complete of all British holiday resorts.
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 - Betws-y-Coed & Conwy
The wooded village and popular mountain resort of Betws-y-Coed is in a picturesque setting where three rivers meet. /nThere is a quirky station with a railway museum attached and an art gallery (entry fees may apply) as well as numerous craft shops. /nSituated on the outskirts of the town are the spectacular 'Swallow Falls'./nThe mighty walls of Conwy contain a mussel museum, the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art and the half-timbered Aberconwy House (entry fees apply)./nTelford's suspension bridge with its castellations was designed to mirror the battlements of the castle./nThere's often a lot of activity to watch on the quayside, where you will also find Britain's smallest house!/n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Caernarfon & Snowdonia
Dominated by the imposing Norman castle, Caernarfon also boasts a museum dedicated to the Royal Welch Fusiliers (entry fees apply)./nThe story of the town is told in an exhibition at Oriel Pendeitsh (entry fee applies). /nAlongside the redeveloped harbour, bustling with sailing boats and motor yachts, is the Galeri arts centre (entry fee may apply)./nThe harbour town of Porthmadog has a long maritime history, which is explored in the town's Maritime Museum (entry fee applies)./nIn the lively mountain town of Llanberis, we find a quarry museum, country park, and the Electric Mountain Centre (all free entry)./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Ideally placed on the sea front close to the Aberconwy Centre and a short walk from Llandudno’s wonderful shops, Pier and Happy Valley gardens, the Hydro Hotel is a favourite destination for coach holidays to Llandudno. Large entertainment suite with dance floor and entertainment most evenings. Superb "Looking Glass” bar with views over the bay, sun lounge and games room with snooker. 120 bedrooms with central heating and private bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. Many rooms have views over the bay or over the town to the Snowdonian mountains. Lift serves most floors (split level floors mean some stairs to most rooms). Some ground floor rooms available.