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Welsh Scenic Railways 5 Days - George Iv Hotel

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TALF5367M

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

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.

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Itinerary
Day 1 - Outward Travel


Day 2 - Llanberis Lake Railway & Betws-y-Coed
Venture into Snowdonia National Park today as we enjoy a journey aboard the pretty Llanberis Lake Railway which takes us around Lake Padarn in the shadow of might Mount Snowdon. We also visit the quaint village of Betws-y-Coed which lies at the very heart of the National Park. Surrounded by densely wooded hills, here you will find delightful shops and charming cafes./n

Day 3 - Scenic Snowdonia & Talyllyn Railway
Today we head south, through the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia to take a journey aboard the Talyllyn Railway – the railway with a heart of gold! The first preserved railway in the world, the line opened in 1865 and the delightful route takes across more than seven miles of beautiful countryside. Travel through ancient woodlands, admire the pretty meadows and keep an eye out for Red Kites, Cormorants and Peregrine Falcons that are regularly spotted along the journey!/n

Day 4 - Welsh Highland Railway & Caernarfon
Zig-zagging through the hills and mountains of Snowdonia, the Welsh Highland Railway provides us with a great day out. Running from seaside Porthmadog to historic Caernarfon this is truly one of Wales’ finest train journeys. We will also spend some time in majestic Caernarfon, where the mighty castle towers over the historic streets./n

Day 5 - Return Travel


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George IV Hotel
A delightful and unique hotel, full of character and situated on Criccieth’s
High Street. From many of the hotel bedrooms, you can enjoy magnificent
views over Cardigan Bay and Criccieth Castle or over to the Welsh
mountains. The hotel is just a short stroll away from the beach, resorts
shops and rocky headland on which stands the imposing ruins of 13th
century Criccieth Castle. The hotel features a lounge bar, restaurant, quiet
lounge and entertainment room with dancefloor, where entertainment can
be found most evenings. Our en-suite bedrooms come with comfy beds
for a great nights sleep, tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV with
Freeview and radio and hairdryer. The hotel has free Wi-Fi throughout and
a lift serving all floors.

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