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.