Trefriw Woollen Mills, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis & Caernarfon (full day)
We start the day with a visit to Trefriw Woollen Mills, one of the few remaining mills in Wales and an important traditional manufacturer of Welsh woollen products.
Next, we explore the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia, calling at the picturesque village of Betws-y-Coed, known as the Gateway to Snowdonia National Park. The backdrop of coniferous forests has earned this area the name ‘Little Switzerland’. We continue to the bustling village of Llanberis, another charming village set at the foot of the mighty Mount Snowdon.
We return to the hotel via Caernarfon, a charming town with a thriving harbour located on the eastern shore of the Menai Straits. The main landmark of the town is the imposing castle ordered by Edward I in the 13th century.
Bodnant Garden ( (half day)
We head off to explore the National Trust-owned Bodnant Garden, nestled in the Snowdonian foothills. Created over 150 years, this worldfamous garden is home to National Collections and Champion Trees and boasts sweeping lawns, grand terraces and verdant woodland.
We’ll stay at one of two hotels in Llandudno. Both hotels offer traditional en-suite rooms with TV and tea and coffee-making facilities, a bar and restaurant.
The Brig Y Don Hotel is a Grade 2 listed building that has been completely refurbished. It is ideally located on the promenade in Llandudno with a unique beach front position.
The Grand Hotel is a splendid Victorian building situated on the seafront, beside Llandudno pier. The hotel boasts lovely views of the bay and also has a games room and an elegant ballroom which hosts nightly entertainment.