Castles of Wales

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Kickstart your castle tour in the bustling capital Cardiff, where Cardiff castle stands proud in the centre. Your castle adventure continues on to spend some time at a variety of iconic and fascinating castles from many eras of history, and all positioned in spectacular settings. 

What better way to enjoy Wales' castles than to stay in one! Enjoy the luxury of Glandyfi Castle near Machynlleth, which has been expertly restored as close to the original as possible. With stunning views and luxurious rooms you will really feel like a king or queen of time gone by, a real experience! Another night you can spend in Castell Deudraeth, Porthmadog -an impressive Victorian restoration project that really stands tall among the beautiful landscape.

As well as castles you will get a chance to see some stunning scenery of rolling hills, babbling rivers, awe-inspiring coastlines, perfect gardens and picturesque towns and villages. 

This tour is real treat for the castle-lover or anyone looking to explore the very best of Wales!

Includes:

  • 9 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 

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Day 1: Arrival in Cardiff 
Today arrive in Wales and discover its capital, Cardiff, a vibrant city built around a castle and featuring 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: Miskin Manor, Cardiff 

Day 2: Cardiff
Today you will have your day at your leisure to explore the surrounding area, or enjoy some time in your luxurious hotel and surrounding gardens and grounds, set in the glorious Welsh countryside. Why not visit 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: Miskin Manor, Cardiff

Day 3: Cardiff > Brecon Beacons
Today you can travel into the beautiful Brecon Beacons National park- an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the perfect place to take a walk and discover some of the wonderful waterfalls it is known for.
Overnight: Craig-y-Nos, Brecon Beacons

Day 4: Brecon Beacons
Today you will have another day to explore this national park. Why not take a trip to Castell Coch, or ‘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-winning whisky distillery of Penderyn is also located in the area if you fancy a tour!
Overnight: Craig-y-Nos, Brecon Beacons

Day 5: Brecon Beacons > Machynlleth
Today you will travel into Mid-Wales to the impressive Glandyfi Castle. Stop on the way at Llandrindod Wells, a spa town that has retained its Victorian character, or visit the charming market town of Hay on Wye, famous for one thing – books. It's a literature-lovers paradise and the birthplace of Europe’s largest second hand bookshop. Continue on to Glandyfi Castle, near Machynlleth where you will spend the evening. 
Overnight: Glandyfi Castle, Machynlleth

Day 6: Glandyfi Castle
Today you can spend the day enjoying your accommodation. The views from here were described in the Daily Telegraph as "undoubtedly the most magnificent view from any house I know in Britain", and you can relax before your three course meal of locally sourced fresh produce. There are a range of pampering / holistic treatments that can be arranged upon request.
Overnight: Glandyfi Castle, Machynlleth

Day 7: Machynlleth > Portmerion 
Today you will travel through North Wales up to the picturesque, Italian style resort of Portmerion. You can visit the town of Machynlleth on the way, known as the ‘ancient capital of Wales’, and travel through the stunning Snowdonia National Park where there are plenty of places to stop for a walk. Your accommodation for the night will be Castell Deudraeth, an impressive Victorian restoration project located within Portmerion.
Overnight: Castell Deudraeth, Portmerion

Day 8: Portmerion > Anglesey > Portmerion
Today, why not visit the island of Angelsey? Connected to the North Wales coast by two bridges, it features long stretches of coastline that have been declared Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is a lot to see packed into this little island, the castle and gaol in Beaumaris are well worth a visit, as are the Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens nearby. The magical Llanddwyn Island holds the ruins of LLanddwyn Chapel, the church of Welsh patron saint of lovers. Return to Portmerion in the evening. 
Overnight: Castell Deudraeth, Portmerion

Day 9: Portmerion > Llangollen > Ruthin
Today travel to the small market town of Llangollen, 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 area with lovely views. From here, travel on to your final hotel for the night, the impressive Ruthin Castle.
Overnight: Ruthin Castle, Ruthin

Day 10: Departure journey
Today you will depart for home after breakfast, with the chance to sightsee on the way depending on the time of your departure.

Highlights

  • 7 castles or castle ruins
  • Impressive gardens and castle grounds 
  • Accommodation in luxury castles that have been expertly restored 
  • Discover the capital city Cardiff
  • Picturesque scenery 

Route

  1. Cardiff
  2. Brecon Beacons
  3. Machynlleth
  4. Portmeirion
  5. Ruthin