We are excited to introduce this two centre holiday, taking in North and South Wales. We stay in the delightful town of Carmarthen, with its strong claims to be the oldest town in Wales. The town lies on the River Towy, 8 miles north of its estuary in Carmarthen Bay. We stay in Carmarthen for 4 nights before we travel to Northern Wales and the town of Mold. We stay for 3 nights in the market town which is located on the River Alyn and has many shops for visitors to enjoy.
The 3 star Ivy Bush Hotel is located just a short walk from Carmarthen town centre and was once a favourite retreat for Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton. All rooms have a private bathroom, tea & coffee making facilities, a hairdryer, telephone, TV and free Wi-Fi. A lift serves all floors. During our stay we have a harpist or pianist on one night and one further evening of entertainment.
The 3 star Beaufort Park Hotel is located near the market town of Mold and is an ideal base for our tour. Assuring a friendly welcome, the Scandinavian style reception and mezzanine lounge provided and oasis of peace to relax or enjoy a drink. All of the tastefully furnished 106 bedrooms are en-suite and have a TV, telephone, a hairdyer and tea/coffee making facilities. Although the hotel does not have a lift, there are ground floor rooms available on request.
Sunday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Carmarthen. We travel west before crossing the border into Wales where we arrive at the Ivy Bush Hotel with time to relax before dinner.
Monday This morning we travel west to the popular holiday resort of Tenby. With the old town walls, interesting little side streets and alleyways and superb beaches to explore, Tenby is South West Wales’ main holiday resort and is always a pleasant and friendly place to visit. We have time for lunch and exploration before we make our way to Picton Castle and Woodland Garden. Regarded as Pembrokeshire’s finest stately home and gardens, Picton is situated close to the estuary of the Cleddau River, not far from Haverfordwest. There are 40 acres of some of the most beautiful gardens and grounds in West Wales. After plenty of time to look around we re-join the coach for the drive back to the hotel with time before dinner.
Tuesday After breakfast we have the day at leisure in Carmarthen. Why not enjoy a stroll along the river or simply relax at the hotel. We meet again for dinner this evening.
Wednesday Today our excursion takes us to St Bride’s Bay and Newgale Sands to the magical place of St David’s, birthplace of the patron saint of Wales. The city of St David’s has a beautiful cathedral, which is the smallest in Great Britain and is well worth a visit. After time to explore and obtain lunch, we make our way back to the hotel via the Preseli Mountains.
Thursday After breakfast we bid farewell to the Ivy Bush Hotel and make our way north to our second hotel, the Beaufort Park. We travel via Cardigan Bay and Dolgellau in Snowdonia making a stop for lunch before arriving in Mold this afternoon where we enjoy a welcome tea and cake followed by time to relax before dinner.
Friday An earlier start today as we head to Llanberis, in the shadow of Mount Snowdon. After time here we make our way for the bridge, heading over the Menai Straits and continue to Beaumaris, a delightful village located on the shore of the Isle of Anglesey. We have time for lunch before our afternoon boat trip to Puffin Island with wildlife and seal colonies. After an interesting stay we make our way back to the hotel for dinner.
Saturday Today’s excursion takes us through some lovely Welsh scenery, including the spectacular Horseshoe Pass, to the Dee Valley where we join the Llangollen Railway for a journey on a nostalgic steam train before taking a ride on the ‘Stream in the Sky’, the Llangollen Canal, which gently glides along over the country’s biggest navigable viaduct. After our cruise we return to the hotel for our final evening’s dinner.
Sunday After breakfast we bid farewell to Wales and make our way home. We cross the border into England and head East to arrive in our home areas late afternoon after a delightful Welsh break.
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