Cymru Ohio Tour June 2018 - 5 Day North Wales Extension

Oddi Wrth GBP 876

This 5-day extension has been tailor made with this important celebration in mind, so along with showcasing the stunning North Wales landscapes there is also opportunity to enjoy architecture and cultural experiences similar to those our forefathers and those who remained in Wales may have appreciated!

Oddi Wrth GBP 876

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July 1st – Day 1: Georgian history and the shepherd poet of Passchendale

As we prepare to leave our home for the last 9 days, we take a tour of the first ever Welsh shop – Siop y Pethe. A social and cultural hub for over 50 years, this is arguably the most culturally important shop in Wales. Next, a stop off at the farmhouse home of Hedd Wyn, hear the tragic story of how he became one of our most famous poets. Journey along the border of Snowdonia National park to Parc Glynllifion - one of our greatest examples of Georgian architecture. Have a walk around the beautiful gardens or take a tour of the awe-inspiring country house - built around the time your family first set sail from Wales.

Overnight: Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon or similar

 

July 2nd – Day 2: Slate Mines and Snowdon’s Summit

We start our day with a slate cutting demonstration at the National Slate Museum while we learn about one of our most famous commodities. Wales has been mining slate since Roman era, but the industry really exploded in the 18th century. You can't come all the way to North Wales and miss out on Mount Snowdon! This afternoon we will take a leisurely train ride to the summit of England and Wales' highest mountain.

Overnight: Black Boy Inn, Caernarfon or similar

 

July 3rd – Day 3: A taste of Wales, Castles, and gardens

This morning a visit to Caernarfon’s impressive castle, built in 1283 during King Edward 1, not only as a military stronghold, but also as a seat of government and royal palace. It is still used for Royal ceremonies today. This lunchtime, have free time to experience the true taste of Wales at Bodnant Food Centre before enjoying the magnificent Bodnant gardens in the afternoon, Tonight – a chance to hear one of Wales’ famous Male Voice Choirs sing.

Overnight: Llandudno Bay Hotel, Llandudno or similar

 

July 4th – Day 4: Llandudno and The Great Orme

A free morning to explore Llandudno, The Queen of Welsh seaside resorts. Promenade along the seafront to the Victorian pier or you could take a walk down Bryn y Mor road to see where Prince Madog is reputed to have sailed to America….300 years before Columbus! After lunch, take a ride on the Great Orme Tramway which has been delighting visitors since 1902. Spend your evening night with us in one of the oldest pubs in Llandudno - established around the time your ancestors set sail – we say farewell to each other and maybe start planning your next visit!

Overnight: Llandudno Bay Hotel, Llandudno or similar

 

July 5th – Day 5: Onward journey

Today we say goodbye as you leave on your onward journey.

Uchafbwyntiau

  • Visit the home of Hedd Wyn, one of our most famous poets
  • National Slate Museum - Slate cutting demonstration
  • Train ride to the summit of Mount Snowdon
  • Caenarfon Castle visit

Y daith

  1. Caernarfon
  2. Mount Snowdon
  3. Llandudno