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The Gardens of North Wales

The Gardens of North Wales

Set amongst the rugged scenery of Snowdonia are tiny jewels of cultivation - the landscape tamed, tidied and ordered into stunning gardens that will inspire and delight.

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Set amongst the rugged scenery of Snowdonia are tiny jewels of cultivation - the landscape tamed, tidied and ordered into stunning gardens that will inspire and delight.

One of the most ancient and hauntingly beautiful areas in Europe, Snowdonia welcomes visitors to a breathtaking natural environment. People have lived, worked and thrived in this unique Celtic principality for more than 5000 years - their legacy is a land which will fascinate the visitor with its rich opportunities for sightseeing, culture and discovery.  Scenically Snowdonia must be the most dramatic and glorious of our National Parks. Set amongst this rugged scenery are tiny jewels of cultivation – the landscaped tamed, tidied and ordered into stunning gardens that will inspire and delight.

ITINERARY


Monday - Morning departure from Dorset to Cheltenham for lunch with time to enjoy England's most complete Regency town. Continue to Llanberis where dinner awaits.

Tuesday - The morning is free to enjoy Llanberis - maybe join an early train to the summit of Snowdon (recommend advance booking before you leave home as it gets very busy) or stroll into the village with its many attractions. This afternoon drive to Bodnant Garden - it's idyllic situation above the River Conwy provides breathtaking views of the Snowdon range. Forged by a Victorian visionary and maintained by the same family today - it is full of exotic blooms, grand flower filled terraces, shrub filled glades, water gardens and towering trees.

Wednesday - To the Royal town of Caernarfon with the commanding presence of Wales' most famous castle. Enjoy the old town as well as the newly rejuvenated marina area with its views over the Menai Strait. This afternoon visit The Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens on Anglesey - beautifully restored historic gardens brought back from being lost (like Heligan). Set in a picturesque valley with dramatic rock formations, waterfalls, woodland, red squirrels and a formal walled garden- stunning!

Thursday - Penrhyn Gardens near Pwllheli surround a gigantic 19th century neo-Norman castle and enjoy spectacular views of the North Wales coast. The garden includes a mix of woodland, parkland and formal gardens including a tranquil Victorian walled garden. We shall continue to Portmerion , the Italianate village famous as setting for the enigmatic TV series "The Prisoner" - award winning gardens and miles of sandy beaches can be explored. A forest train takes visitors to view the champion trees, exotic flora, lakes and sculptures.

Friday - Morning to Shrewsbury, England's finest Tudor town with black and white buildings everywhere. Continue via motorways to return to Dorset by early evening.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

The Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis

Uniquely placed on the edge of Snowdonia National Park in 30 acres of gardens and woodlands, the hotels situation is simply breathtaking.  The 106 tastefully decorated bedrooms are all equipped with private bathroom, digital television, hairdryer, telephone, iron/board, wifi and tea tray.  Enjoy varied menus and attentive service in the restaurant, then relax with a drink in the Snowdon or Victoria bars – the perfect place to unwind and discuss the days sightseeing.  Lifts serve all floors and room service is available.

 

TOUR PRICE: £465.00 Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £50.00

 

Price Includes: All coach travel, 4 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Entry to Bodnant Gardens, Entry to Plas Cadnant Gardens, Entry to Penrhyn Gardens, Entry to Portmerion, VAT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Upwey (DNU) DO NOT USE
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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