National Trust Members’ Tour: We delve into North Wales to visit four wonderful National Trust properties. Our base is the renowned Tynedale Hotel where we enjoy entertainment every evening.
Day 1 After a morning taxi pick up, we travel northwards into Wales, arriving at our hotel late afternoon, greeted with tea and cake.
Day 2 We travel through the Vale of Conwy and into the Snowdonia National Park for a visit to Betws-y-Coed. Then to Penrhyn Castle (NT) close to Bangor. The dominating stone façade hides opulent interiors of ﬁne art, neo-Norman stairways and Victorian kitchens. The extensive grounds have ﬁne views of Snowdonia and the northern coast.
Day 3 After a leisurely breakfast, we travel the short distance to Bodnant Gardens (NT), where we ﬁnd 80-acres of rare trees and shrubs, Italianate terraces, wonderful herbaceous beds, magnolias and rhododendrons. The afternoon is free in Llandudno.
Day 4 Our day on the Isle of Anglesey begins with Beaumaris, an historic town with Medieval castle, Victorian pier, gaol and courthouse. We then visit Plas Newydd House (NT), designed by James Wyatt in the 18th Century and overlooking the Menai Strait. Explore the elegant rooms, the fabulous gardens and the Waterloo-inspired military museum.
Day 5 We make our way to Powis Castle (NT) in Welshpool. Explore the sumptuous interiors, the world-renowned gardens and marvel at the UK’s largest collection of Indian treasures, housed in the remarkable Clive Museum. We then continue homewards, reaching our taxis early evening.
Our three-star hotel is centrally located on Llandudno’s iconic Victorian promenade, just 20 metres from the beach and a short walk from the High Street and the pier. Each room in this Victorian building is unique and has TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to most rooms, and entertainment every evening.