National Trust Members’ Tour: We delve into North Wales to visit four wonderful National Trust properties from our beautiful base in Beaumaris.
Day 1 After a morning taxi pick up from your home, we travel northwards and into Wales, arriving at our hotel on the Isle of Anglesey late afternoon.
Day 2 A beautiful drive this morning into the Snowdonia National Park, through Llanberis and past Mount Snowdon, for a visit to Betws-y-Coed. After some free time here we return through the park 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 to Bodnant Gardens (NT), where we find 80-acres of rare trees and shrubs, Italianate terraces, wonderful herbaceous beds, and rhododendrons. This afternoon we visit Llandudno.
Day 4 A free morning in Beaumaris, an historic town with medieval castle, gaol and courthouse. We then visit the ancestral home of the Marquis of Anglesey – 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 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, 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.
Built as a Georgian show piece in 1832, our three-star hotel is situated in Beaumaris and enjoys stunning views across the water to the mountains of Snowdonia. The hotel has a fine restaurant, coffee shop, Real Ale bar and lounge. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to some rooms.