St Davidís Day is a day of parades, concerts and eisteddfodau (festivals of music, language and culture). Flags are flown. The national anthem is sung with extra fervour. Children go to school in traditional Welsh dress, and everyone (well, almostÖ) proudly pins a daffodil or leek to their lapel. Our tour is based in historic Caernarfon which offers a taste of the celebrations of the Patron Saint of Wales
The 3 star Celtic Royal Hotel stands in the centre of Caernarfon, just a short walk from the awesome World Heritage Site that is Caernarfon Castle. Hotel facilities include bar, lounges, split-level restaurant and impressive leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool. All of the en-suite bedrooms have a TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities with all being served by a lift.
Monday From your front door to the waiting coach for the drive to Snowdonia. We spend time in historic Shrewsbury then journey west to cross the border where we soon arrive at our hotel late afternoon. We enjoy a welcoming cup of tea or coffee and Bara Brith whilst our luggage is taken to our rooms.
Tuesday Ė St Davidís Day We begin our day at the massive Caernarfon castle and the start of the colourful celebrations for the National Day of Wales and St David these include parades, music, entertainment, food and much more. During the day explore the charming town centre and its rich history including the castle that dominates all and has featured in many historic events including the investiture of the present Prince of Wales.
Wednesday After breakfast we visit Betwys-Y-Coed before heading to Blaenau Ffestiniog, making a scenic drive through the mountains before descending to Porthmadog where we have time at leisure. Our return is by way of Beddgelert and the Pass of Llanberis, at the foot of Snowdon, we arrive at the hotel with time to relax before dinner.
Thursday A relaxing drive along the lovely Vale of Conwy takes us to Conwy itself with its mighty castle, town walls and quaint harbour itís the perfect place to spend some time. Now a drive along the Coast road to cross the Menai Straits, viewing Thomas Telfordís magnificent bridge, then visit the most famous town in Wales, Llanfair PG. Our last visit is to pretty Beaumaris famed for the romantic ruins of its castle.
Friday 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 out awaiting taxis.
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