Tours of Wales
Wales or Cymru as it is called in Welsh. Join us for a Celtic sightseeing tour; from the imposing castles of Conway, Powys and Cardiff, to Dylan Thomas country and the mountains of Snowdonia.
Snowdonia and Caernarvon Castle
North West Wales contains the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon 3,560ft (1,085mt), hence the area’s name, Snowdonia. There is some spectacular mountain scenery to enjoy, slate or copper mines to visit, learn about hydro-electric power or just sit back and relax on one of the narrow gauge steam railways. If you don’t fancy walking to the top of Snowdon, you can always take the rack and pinion railway built in 1896.
The most famous and perhaps the most impressive of the castles in Wales built by King Edward I is Caernarfon Castle. It took 50 years to build and was the most expensive of his castles.It was intended as his seat of government and a royal palace and today is a World Heritage Site. In 1969 it was the site of the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales. Nearby is the Roman fort of Segontium, dating from 77AD.
The Great Little Trains of Wales
Because Wales was an industrial country, it was covered in small railways taking slate, lead, copper or coal to the coast, or building material to the interior. Many of these narrow gauge railway lines still exist and are run by enthusiastic volunteers, mainly with steam engines. It is a wonderful way to enjoy the breathtaking Welsh scenery and really get off-the-beaten-track. Some railways will even allow you to ride with the engine driver!
Conway and Bodnant Garden
Conway is a World Heritage Site with its medieval castle, complete town walls and historic buildings. Conwy Castle is one of the most picturesque of the Welsh castles built by King Edward I in 1285 to control North Wales. The town walls have 22 towers and 3 original gateways and you can still walk along some sections. The smallest house in Britain, 72ins (1.8mts) wide and 122ins (3.05mts) high, was occupied until 1900.
Bodnant Garden is one of the finest gardens in the country, known for its magnificent collection of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias, plus its glorious setting above the River Conway and with extensive views of Snowdonia.
Nearby you could visit the Trefriw Woollen Mills at Llanrwst.
Welshpool and Powis Castle
The town of Welshpool holds markets on Saturday and Monday, houses the Welshpool to Llanfair Light Steam Railway and is on the Montgomery Canal.
The world famous pink castle sits on a bluff with enormous clipped yew hedges billowing out below. Powis Castle Garden was influenced by both Italian and French style gardens. The gardens are laid out on terraces and shelter rare and tender plants.
Powis Castle is medieval and was originally built as a fortress by Welsh princes, but was later adapted and enriched by generations of Herberts and Clives. It now contains one of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales
If you are interested in any of the tours above, you can contact us on +44 (0)20 7993 6901 or firstname.lastname@example.org