Wales in a Nutshell A firm favourite, we experience the best of Wales on this tour which offers your passengers a true Welsh experience and the customary warm Welsh welcome. From Carmarthen to Caernarfon, we take in some of Wales’ most beautiful landscapes and popular attractions from both the south and north of the country, including Aberglasney, Tenby, Llancaiach Fawr Manor, Portmeirion, Llandudno and the Snowdon Mountain Railway. PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival After breakfast, we visit Aberglasney Gardens , one of the finest gardens in Wales, set in a serene and beautiful location. With 10 acres of magnificent gardens and a sub-tropical indoor garden in the mansion to explore, Aberglasney is a stunning venue for groups. In the afternoon, we make our way to the seaside resort of Tenby, from where we can enjoy fantastic views of Caldey Island, stroll around the pretty cobbled streets of the old town or simply enjoy the beach and harbour area. We have the option of visiting the Lovespoon Workshop located just outside of Tenby where we can enjoy a demonstration of the ancient tradition of carving Lovespoons (entrance is free of charge, pre-booking is advised). Day 3 Llancaiach Fawr Manor & Cardiff This morning we visit the must-see Llancaiach Fawr Manor living history museum where we enjoy a guided tour . Set in the turbulent times of the Civil War, we will experience the world of Colonel Pritchard and his servants, all dressed in period costume. We spend the afternoon in nearby Cardiff, the vibrant capital of Wales, where we enjoy free time to explore the shops and attractions in this waterfront city. Day 4 Portmeirion & Caernarfon We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 Aberglasney Gardens & Tenby This morning we check out of our hotel and depart Carmarthen, heading north and pausing at Aberystwyth. Afterwards we make our way to the beautiful village of Portmeirion . Created by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1975, he wanted to pay tribute to the atmosphere of the Mediterranean and show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it. At this unique attraction, we visit the lovely gardens, picturesque village and shops and perhaps enjoy a bite to eat (not included) in one of the six restaurants. We then continue our journey to Caernarfon, the location of our second hotel. Day 5 Llandudno & Anglesey Today, we make our way to the “queen of Welsh resorts”, Llandudno, where we spend time enjoying its beautiful Victorian architecture, Edwardian elegance, pier, shops and attractions. While there we could enjoy a ride to the top of the Great Orme on the beautifully restored tram (local payment only). In the afternoon, we continue our journey along the coast to the Menai Bridge, which takes us over the Menai Straits to Anglesey and the town of Beaumaris, home to Beaumaris Castle, regarded by many as the finest Edwardian castle in Wales. This pretty seaside town is home to a Victorian pier, pastel painted houses and a wide range of shops, tea rooms and pubs. On the way home we stop off briefly at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch station (otherwise known as Llanfairpwll for short) for a quick photo of the longest name in Britain! Day 6 Snowdon Mountain Railway & Llanberis This morning we enjoy a scenic trip on the Snowdon Mountain Railway , a narrow-gauge track and pinion railway that will take us from Llanberis to the summit of Mount Snowdon, the tallest peak in England and Wales. We spend a little time taking in the view at the Summit Visitor Centre, before making the return trip to Llanberis. We spend the afternoon at leisure back at our hotel or exploring Caernarfon. There is also the option of visiting the First Hydro Company’s Visitor Centre or the National Slate Museum. Day 7 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home.
Llancaiach Fawr Manor
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