With this short break, you will enjoy much of what Llangollen has to offer. Take a step back in time to the days of steam trains at one of North Wales’ most popular tourist attractions. Located beside the historic Dee Bridge, and following the picturesque river Dee through the idyllic Denbighshire countryside, you are sure to enjoy the relaxing 1-hour journey on the Llangollen Railway. During this holiday, we will visit the remarkable bridge that is Pontcysyllte, and will take in the remarkable views from our leisurely boat ride. This is a perfect holiday for those wanting to see a bit of what North Wales has to offer.
The Ramada Plaza, Wrexham
We will be staying at Wrexham’s premier four-star hotel that has been designed to offer luxurious accommodation with superb amenities. The hotel boasts air-conditioned bedrooms, a mini gym, sauna and spa pool.
Leave Crymych in the morning and head North, stopping in Bala on route. We will then head to Corwen where we will enjoy the railway as it used to be. You will experience the relaxing ride in the steam train to Llangollen, where the bus will meet you. Driving over horseshoe pass, we will make our way, leisurely, to our hotel in Wrexham for our three-course evening meal
Today, we head into Llangollen where you will have free time to explore the small town. With a wealth of independent shops and cafés and a charming Victoria Promenade and Riverside Park, we will enjoy a relaxed visit to this pretty town. From there, we will head to our exciting trip on the boat, crossing Pontcysyllte and flowing down the river Dee, taking in the breath-taking surroundings. Later on today, we will visit the medieval Chirk Castle which was constructed back in the 13th century. Discover how this fortress became the Myddelton’s luxurious family home in 1595 and explore the lavishly furnished rooms which reflect the 400 years of changing taste. After this action-packed day of exploring, it’s time to head back to the hotel for our evening meal.
Sadly, it’s time to depart our hotel and head for home. On the way, we will stop at the brilliantly scenic Lake Vyrnwy, a lake built in the 1880’s to supply water to Liverpool and today, is a popular destination for hikers, nature lovers and bird watchers. This beautiful stop is the perfect way to end our short break, before heading home.