Conwy Castle & Llanfair P.G.

7 hours | Holyhead | H L Y - 1 6 0
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Points of Interest

  • Castles
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Conwy Castle
With soaring curtain walls more than three quarters of a mile long, three fortified gates and eight towers, Conwy is one of the most impressive castles in Wales. It overlooks the Conwy Estuary and is one of the finest examples of a medieval walled town in Europe. Built for Edward I between 1283 and 1287 to secure Wales for the English crown, the castle showcases eight magnificent towers, a great hall and royal apartments. This landmark and the surrounding town are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Llanfair PG
The full spelling of this charming Welsh town with the longest town name in Europe is 'Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch,' which in English translates to 'St. Mary's Church in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio near the red cave.' This little town with a big name is most noted for its exceptional locally made handcrafts as well as knitwear, woolens and typical souvenirs.

What you will see along the way:
The drive to Conwy is approximately 90 minutes each way. Board your motorcoach and cross the Menai Strait into Wales on the imposing Britannia Bridge, originally designed by Robert Stephenson in 1850. Continue to Bangor and travel past the resorts of the Bangor coast to Conwy. A suspension bridge built in 1826 leads to the castle's main gate. After exploration at Conwy Castle, cross the strait to Llanfair PG, then continue to the seaside resort of Beaumaris for views of unfinished Beaumaris Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Photo Opportunity:

Marquess of Anglesey's Column
Snap memorable photos of this Greek Doric column, built in 1817 as a monument commemorating the exploits of Henry Paget, Wellington's cavalry commander at Waterloo.

Beaumaris Castle
Construction on Beaumaris, the last of the eight great fortresses known as the Ring of Iron, was begun in 1295 but was never completed, as money and resources dwindled at the end of Edward 1's reign. Considered technically perfect and completely state of the art in 13th-century times, the castle features four lines of defense in the form of concentric, overlapping 'walls within walls.' Although unfinished, this magnificent landmark is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Shopping:
There is a gift shop with a wonderful array of mementos at Conwy Castle. Additionally, Llanfair PG boasts great shopping and charming boutiques. Browse for woolens and knitwear, Welsh crafts and wonderful artisan souvenirs.
Lunch:
Lunch on your own during your independent exploration of Conwy or Llanfair PG. Local currency is suggested.

Special Notes:

The drive to Conwy is approximately 90 minutes each way.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat and light jacket or windbreaker.

Sequence of tour stops may vary.

Lunch is on your own; we suggest you carry local currency to purchase lunch.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart Holyhead Via Anglesey north Coast (A5052) for free time in Beaumaris

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:45
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Shopping available:
Yes

Transfer to Conwy Castle with photo stop en route at the Menai & Britannia Bridges

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
00:15
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Visit Conwy Castle & Free time

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
02:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
200
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Depart Conwy for free time in Llanfair PG

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No

Return to Holyhead and re-board your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No