Chester is arguably the richest city in Britain for archaeological and architectural treasures preserved to this day from the time of the Roman occupation. Originally the fortress site of the 20th legion it…More
Chester is arguably the richest city in Britain for archaeological and architectural treasures preserved to this day from the time of the Roman occupation. Originally the fortress site of the 20th legion it was charged with suppressed the uprising of the army led by the warrior queen, Boadicea, the town being known then as Deva, and soon became a major trading portLess
Belfast, Holyhead & Chester
We travel by ferry to Holyhead. After going ashore, we will stop in Llandudno on the Creuddyn Peninsula. This is the largest resort in Wales, situated between the Great and Little Ormes, with two wonderful beaches, the award-winning North Shore and the quiet, sand-duned West Shore. Afterwards, we cross into England and book into our hotel in Chester.
After breakfast, we explore Chester with a local guide. This is one of richest cities in Britain for archaeological and architectural treasures. Its most distinctive feature is The Rows, double-level walkways with balconies and shops at street and first-floor levels. In the afternoon, we journey to Liverpool where you can hear the Beatles’ Story or spend the time shopping.
Caernarfon & Portmeirion
This morning, we will visit the most majestic of Welsh castles at Caernarfon. Its imposing design echoes the walls of Constantinople, the imperial power of Rome and the enduring symbolism of Welsh history. In the afternoon, we relax at the Italian-style village of Portmeirion, which served as “The Village” in the 1960s television show The Prisoner.
Snowdonia National Park
A trip through Snowdonia National Park dominates a full agenda today. We can make the one-hour journey to the summit by travelling on a refurbished Victorian-Age railway before visiting the award-winning Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre. We end this memorable day by viewing a display of traditional Welsh weaving at the Trefriw Woollen Mills in Conwy Valley.
After a full and varied trip to North Wales and Chester, we travel back to Holyhead to catch the ferry to Dublin. Of course, we will stop along the way.