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Criccieth Festive Special

Resort - Criccieth Festive Tours

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

£209 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 5365XC

Tour: Criccieth Festive Special

Resort: Criccieth Festive Tours

Days: 5

Date Travelling: 01 November 2021

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: George Iv Hotel

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Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Pwllheli & Caernarfon

  • This bustling coastal town is located at the entrance to the Llyn peninsula, which is itself protected as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • The town is full of character with its narrow streets full of independent shops, boutiques, traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants.
  • Pwllheli harbour has a long history, continental wines were imported through here and the coast was a haven for smugglers and pirates.
  • 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 3 - Alias Christmas Day

Day 4 - Porthmadog 'Boxing Day'

  • 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.

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 hotel now has 76 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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