Portmeirion & Snowdon Railway

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

£199 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 5366NE

Tour: Portmeirion & Snowdon Railway

Resort: Criccieth

Days: 5

Date Travelling: 27 April 2019

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: George IV Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Portmeirion

  • 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 - Snowdon

  • From Llanberis we take the only public rack and pinion railway in the UK (fare incl in tour cost) which reaches almost to the summit of Snowdon, weather allowing!
  • En-route are spectacular views, especially from Clogwyn Station 3/4 of the way up. At this point the landscape is dark and volcanic.
  • At the summit is a visitor centre complete with the highest café in Britain! On a clear day one can (theoretically) see 6 countries.

Day 5 - Return Travel

Clients are permitted to remain on the coach only when the driver is present. Excursion days may be altered to suit circumstances which arise or to take advantage of forecast changes in the weather, local events or drivers’ hours regulations. If it is important you visit somewhere on a specific day, please check in advance with your driver. The itinerary is designed to be a guide to the places encompassed by the tour, and the mention of certain towns or attractions does not necessarily imply that a stop will be made at the town or point of interest, unless specifically indicated in the itinerary or holiday brochure. All details contained in this itinerary were correct at the time of writing however changes may have occurred since printing. Every effort is made to rectify any errors as and when they come to our attention.

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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