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Anglesey, Puffin Island, North Wales...from £415pp

Anglesey, Puffin Island, North Wales...from £415pp

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August 2019 - Unwind in the picturesque surroundings of North Wales, visit Anglesey, cruise to Puffin Island and take a train ride to the "roof-top" of Wales.

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Beaches Hotel, Prestatyn***  

A beautiful beach location this hotel looks over Barkby Beach, is 6 minutes' walk from the Bastion Gardens park and 0.9 miles from the films and live performances at Scala Cinema & Art Centre. Bright, airy rooms with sea or hillside views feature tea and coffee making facilities, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna and steam room, and a gym. A refined restaurant with countryside views serves traditional dishes, and the seafront bar has a paved garden.


Your week includes:

· 4 nights dinner, bed and full Welsh breakfast

· Entrance to Penrhyn castle & gardens

· Return diesel rail journey on Snowdon Mountain Railway

· Entry to National Slate Museum

· Cruise to Puffin Island

· Visit to Anglesey

· Time in Llandudno

· Travel by Tally Ho! Pullman coach

· Accompanied by our Tour Manager 


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Monday 19 August

Leaving Devon we make our way to the coast of North Wales.


Tuesday 20 August

After a full Welsh breakfast, we travel along sandy beaches and coastal villages to the nearby town of Llandudno. In the afternoon we visit the enormous 19th century fantasy, Penrhyn castle(National Trust). A neo-Norman castle crammed with fasinating items, such as a one ton slate bed made for Queen Victoria, elaborate carvings, plasterwork & mock-Norman furniture, an outstanding collection of painting and a fasinating railway museum. The 60 acres of grounds includes exotic trees, plants and a Victorian walled garden.


Wednesday 21 August

Journey to the rooftop of Wales, we join the 4.7 mile rail journey at Llanberis to Snowdon's summit, the highest peak in Wales. At 3506ft it dominates the landscape, with stunning views. There is a state of the art visitor centre with resturant and a path leading to Snowdon's summit. Close by travel back to Vistorian times at the National Slate Museum, see the workshops, split a slate and hear a real insight into the hardships of quarry life.


Thursday 22 August

Today we cross the Menai Straights and onto the Isle of Anglesey, stopping at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch , famous for having the longest place name in an English-speaking country. Which means St Mary's Church in the hollow of the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the red cave. The Name was artificially contrived in the 1860s as a Publicity stunt. We have a photo stop at Beaumaris Castle, a great unfinished masterpiece, built in 1295., followed by a cruise to Puffin Island, home to many species of birds and wildlife. The 1 ½ hour cruise takes you right round the island with regular sightings of puffins, grey seals and dolphins.


Friday 23 August

After a farewell breakfast we make our way home to Devon.


D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Buckfastleigh Lay by on old Buckfastleigh - Ashburton Rd
Nr Furzeleigh Mill
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Others Other pick up points are available
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Car Park by Library
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Torquay Torquay coach bay outside Princess Theatre
Totnes 7 Stars 2 Totnes 7 Stars opp. Morrisons
Wembury Wembury Odd Wheel Pub
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