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Portmeirion & Caernarfon

Resort - Criccieth

Overview

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.

Prices from

£279 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: D368E

Tour: Portmeirion & Caernarfon

Resort: Criccieth

Days: 7

Date Travelling: 29 March 2021

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: George Iv Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Portmeirion & Porthmadog

  • The harbour town of Porthmadog has a long maritime history, which is explored in the town's Maritime Museum (entry fee applies).
  • The Ffestiniog Railway, which terminates in Porthmadog, once transported slate to the harbour from quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
  • This unique village (entry included in tour cost) is set on its own peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia.
  • Its dreamlike Italianate quality made it the setting for the famous TV series The Prisoner.
  • Designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, the village intended to show how a beautiful landscape could be developed sympathetically.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 4 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 5 - Llanberis & Caernarfon

  • Llanberis village enjoys breathtaking scenery, a Welsh Castle, two railways and a rich industrial heritage.
  • It Is often the starting point for walking up Snowdon, the largest mountain in Wales.
  • Dominated by the imposing Norman castle, Caernarfon also boasts a museum dedicated to the Royal Welch Fusiliers (entry fees apply).
  • The story of the town is told in an exhibition at Oriel Pendeitsh (entry fee applies).
  • Alongside the redeveloped harbour, bustling with sailing boats and motor yachts, is the Galeri arts centre (entry fee may apply).

Day 6 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 7 - Return Travel

Important Information

Customers will be required to wear face coverings whilst travelling on our coaches, unless they have a medical exemption. Customers with a medical exemption are advised to complete a special requirement form before travelling so the driver is aware. Our drivers will wear face coverings until all customers have boarded the coach and whilst handling luggage. All hotels, excursions and venues featured within our holiday programmes will be risk assessed to ensure that we are still able to still deliver a memorable holiday experience operating in accordance with our own Covid-secure procedures. The availability of any attraction mentioned in the resort or excursion descriptions cannot be guaranteed.

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 hotel now has 80 bedrooms with central heating and bath or shower and WC (most have bath and shower).

Contact Details

George IV Hotel
21-25 High Street

Tel No: 01766 522168

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