Wales in a Week (with castle stay)

Spend a week in Wales and see some of the best bits of this beautiful country with the added luxury of an overnight stay in a grade 2 -listed French-style Château! Nestled in the hills of Anglesey this place is like a fairy-tale! 

This tour covers two national parks, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons, and the island of Anglesey which all offer some outstanding natural landscapes. Snowdonia is home to the tallest mountain in England and Wales so why not ride the Snowdonia Mountain Railway all the way to the top for some incredible views?

Wales has a fascinating history and consequently is home to an impressive amount of castles! On this tour you can visit Castell Coch - 'Red Castle', Carreg Cenin castle, Caernarfon castle, Penrhyn Castle and Bangor Cathedral. Take time to see the castles and the great towns they are home to. 

Penderyn whisky distillery, the family run salt business Halen Mon Saltcote and Da Mhile distillery who make organic spirits, are three world renowned companies that are proud to be Welsh! Book some visits and learn all about their fascinating crafts. 

Stunning surroundings paired with history, culture and local culinary delights makes this tour the ultimate Wales package, the hardest part is leaving!

Includes:

  • 7 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast 

We can also include additional services as required, such as:

  • Transfers
  • Activity/ Attraction entrance 
  • Guiding services 
  • Any other services you may require 

Please contact us for more information. 

Day 1: Arrival in Wales
Today you will arrive in Wales and travel into the beautiful Brecon Beacons where your accommodation for the next two nights will be. 
Overnight: Brecon Beacons

Day 2: Brecon Beacons 
Today you can spend the day exploring the stunning National Park. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is the perfect place to take a walk and discover some of the wonderful waterfalls it is known for. Why not take a trip to Castell Coch – which translates from Welsh as ‘Red Castle’ - a romantic Victorian redesign built on 13th century ruins? Or the particularly dramatic Carreg Cenin castle, located in a position which overlooks the stunning surrounding area. The award-wining whisky distillery of Penderyn is also located in the area if you fancy a tour!
Overnight: Brecon Beacons

Day 3: Brecon Beacons > North Wales
Today you will leave the Brecon Beacons behind as you travel up to North Wales. There are many places to visit along the way depending on your route, such as the quaint town of Hay-on-Wye which lies on the edge of the park. This book-lovers, paradise was home to the first book shop in Wales, and is the perfect place to do some shopping! From here you could travel to the small market town of Llangollen in North East Wales, the home of Wales’ National Eisteddfod. Nestled between the surrounding hills and perched on the River Dee, there are many fantastic walks in the area, and the ruins of castell Dinas Bran overlook the town and offer lovely view. 
Overnight: Snowdonia

Day 4:Snowdonia & Anglesey 
Today you will continue your stay in North Wales, having the chance to explore another of our country’s National Parks - Wales has three! - Snowdonia National Park which holds the highest mountain in England and Wales. Spend some time in the picturesque Betws-y-Coed, nestled in the heart of Snowdonia. Stroll around this traditional Welsh village, enjoying the iconic landscape around you. Your luxurious Castle stay this evening will be on the island of Anglesey. Connected to the North Wales coast by two bridges, the island features long stretches of coastline that have been declared Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a lot packed into this little island, including Halen Mon Saltcote, a family-run salt business whose museum will tell the story of their world famous Sea Salt. The magical Llanddwyn Island just off the coast holds the ruins of Llanddwyn Chapel, the church of Welsh patron saint of love. Your accommodation for the night will be in the striking Chateau Rhianfa, a Grade II listed building with Gothic architecture and a modern twist, you will receive the 5* treatment in this boutique hotel.
Overnight: Chateau Rhianfa, Anglesey

Day 5: Anglesey > Mid Wales
Today you can travel down into the magical middle of Wales, enjoying some more of North Wales’ attractions along the way! Just over the Menai Strait from Anglesey you will find the busy market town of Caernarfon. The imposing medieval Castle, built by Edward the 1st, dominates the town and has well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage status. Nearby is also the University town of Bangor, where you can visit the neo- Norman Penrhyn Castle and Bangor Cathedral. Why not book yourself onto the Snowdonia Mountain Railway this afternoon which will take you up the highest mountain in England and Wales? The views are fantastic! From here head on to your B&B this evening in Mid Wales.
Overnight: Mid Wales

Day 6: Mid Wales > Cardiff 
Today you can spend time on the West coast of Wales, visiting first the bustling market town of Aberystwyth. Spend some time exploring the town and taking the train up Constitution Hill where you will be offered fantastic views of the bay and the castle ruins. Just down the coast you will find picturesque Aberaeron, a pretty harbour town that offers breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay. Da Mhile distillery, a producer of artisan organic spirits including ‘Botanical Gin’ and ‘Seaweed Gin’ is on the way and you can book a guided tour of the distillery, learning about the process along the way. Continue your journey today on to the Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, where you will spend your final two nights.
Overnight: Cardiff

Day 7: Cardiff
Today you will have the chance to explore Cardiff. This vibrant city is built around a castle and features plenty of impressive historic buildings to visit as well as handsome parks and gardens. Why not spend some time at St Fagan’s, one of Europe’s leading open-air museums? This National History Museum explores all aspects of how people in Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time. 
Overnight: Cardiff

Day 8: Return journey home
Today you will depart for your return journey home.

Highlights

  • Two National Parks
  • Stunning views
  • Impressive castles
  • A night in luxury accomodation at Chateau Rhianfa, a Grade II listed building with Gothic architecture and a modern twist
  • Visit Cardiff, Wales' capital city

Route

  1. Brecon Beacons
  2. Snowdonia National Park
  3. Isle of Anglesey
  4. Caernarfon
  5. Bangor
  6. Aberystwyth
  7. Cardiff