Coach holidays with Alfa Travel

Welsh Highlands Towns

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

£299 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 5365

Tour: Welsh Highlands Towns

Resort: Criccieth

Days: 5

Date Travelling: 14 June 2023

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: George Iv Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Caernarfon & Snowdonia

  • 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).
  • The harbour town of Porthmadog has a long maritime history, which is explored in the town's Maritime Museum (entry fee applies).
  • In the lively mountain town of Llanberis, we find a quarry museum, country park (both free entry), and narrow gauge railway (fares apply).

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

Day 4 - Ffestiniog & Porthmadog

  • Bleanau Ffestiniog was once a major mining town bus is now a hub for artists and tourists.
  • 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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Your Interchange will be - North West Tours – Burtonwood Interchange (M62 near Warrington)


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