Portmeirion & Snowdon Railway 5 Days - George Iv
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 - Portmeirion
This unique village (entry included in tour cost) is set on its own peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. /nIts dreamlike Italianate quality made it the setting for the famous TV series The Prisoner. /nDesigned by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, the village intended to show how a beautiful landscape could be developed sympathetically./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Snowdon Mountain Railway - Clogwyn Station
Enjoy a journey aboard the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Departing from Llanberis Station, we cross two viaducts, travel past majestic waterfalls, through rock-littered landscapes and to Clogwyn Station which is 3/4 of the way to the summit. Here you will have a brief stop to enjoy the scenery and take photos before returning to the foot of Snowdon aboard the train./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.