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Wales: Romantic Castles Of Wales
|from $1,349* per person||7 Days||Year-round|
|Comfort accommodations||Exertion level: 3|
|Operator: Destination Ireland||24 people max|
- Manchester airport, wales (uk)
- Culture & Nature trips
Visit the romantic castles of Wales, the Celtic artifacts, Roman forts and ancient heritage which have all been lovingly preserved to bring the vibrant past of Wales to life. Delight in the myths and legends of Merlin and King Arthur.
Breathe in the beauty of the magnificent mountains and spectacular coastline. Wales is often called the "Land of Castles", and rightly so - come see if for yourself!
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ItineraryDay 1: Conwy
Arrive at Manchester Airport, pick up your rental car and drive to Conwy in beautiful North Wales. Pass through the City of Chester, with its Roman remains, medieval town walls, ancient cathedral and many old buildings. Spend 3-nights at lovely old Bodysgallen Hall.
Day 2: Conwy/Llandudno
This morning explore Conwy, with its great 13th century castle and town walls, built by King Edward 1st, old medieval houses like Plas Mawr and Aberconwy, the harbour and the 'Smallest House in Britain'! In the afternoon visit Llandudno, North Wales's major Victorian seaside resort.
Day 3: Snowdonia National Park/Conwy
Full day drive around North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park. Drive to Bangor over the dramatic Llanberis Pass (take the Snowdon Mountain Railway if its a clear day !). Cross the Menai Suspension Bridge on to the Isle of Anglesey to visit a great Edwardian castle at Beaumaris. Continue to the castle at Caernarfon, scene of the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales. Return via Porthmadog and Beddgelert.
Day 4: Brecon Beacons National Parks/Pembrokeshire
This morning, head south through Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons National Park to Pembrokeshire. Enjoy 3-nights at the Court Hotel in Lamphey village.
Day 5: Pembrokeshire
Today visit Carew, a very beautiful castle on a river-side location. Be sure to include the old tidal mill a mile upstream. Continue to the great castle at Manorbier, with a courtyard and many explorable towers. Sample some of the fine beaches along the dramatic coast, such as Marloes Sands before returning to Pembroke.
Day 6: Pembrokeshire
Explore more Pembrokeshire's treasures, including St. David's, one of Britain's smallest cities with a cathedral and a fascinating ruined Bishop's Palace and the fishing village of Solva, at the head of a fjord-like inlet. This evening you might want to enjoy a night of Welsh Culture with singing, dancing, storytelling and typical Welsh dishes at the Celtic Corner.
Day 7: Manchester
Say farewell to Wales today, drive to Manchester Airport, return your rental car and board your flight for home!