Steeped in myths and legends, the ancient Welsh town of Llangollen is the home of the National Eisteddfod an annual festival celebrating the culture and language in Wales. Our tour highlights include a leisurely horse-drawn canal boat cruise along the beautiful clear waters of the Llangollen Canal to the aptly named Horseshoe Falls and a trip on the Llangollen heritage railway.
The 3 star Wrexham Llyndir is a country house hotel set on the border of England and Wales making it a perfect base for exploring the many attractions on both sides. All of the 51 en-suite bedrooms have a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There are plenty of great facilities too including a health club with a swimming pool, a restaurant, a majestic ballroom and free WiFi throughout. The hotel has a lift.
Sunday from your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive the Shrewsbury where we make a lunch stop. After time to explore we re-join the coach for the drive to our hotel where we arrive with time to settle in before dinner.
Monday After breakfast, we visit and have time at leisure in Llangollen before we experience a 2 hour relaxing horse drawn canal boat cruise, admiring the Chain Bridge across the River Dee and marveling at the manmade Horseshoe Falls, a striking feature on the river, whilst gliding along one of the most beautiful lengths of canal you will ever see.
Tuesday This morning, we head for Llangollen Railway, which is primarily a steam hauled heritage railway. Our 90 minute return journey begins beside the Dee River Bridge in the town centre and continues for 10 miles upstream to Carrog station, from where we enjoy spectacular views over the River Dee. We enjoy some free time at Carrog station before we board our train back to Llangollen, once again enjoying the breathtaking views as we pass through some of the finest natural beauty North Wales has to offer. The Llangollen Railway is currently extending the line to Corwen which may be completed in time for your tour. In the afternoon, we spend time at leisure in the historic city of Chester.
Wednesday We travel to the mighty medieval fortress of Chirk Castle this morning, which reveals 400 years of changing tastes and fashions in its lavishly furnished rooms. We have free time for lunch in the historic kitchen before strolling through the beautiful gardens - stand on the terrace and admire the 18th century ha-ha at the bottom of the garden, which affords stunning views over the Cheshire and Salop Plains.
Thursday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts and make our way home. We arrive in our home areas late afternoon to be greeted by our awaiting taxis after a relaxing holiday.
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