This tailor-made package includes executive coach travel throughout the holiday and from three nights’ accommodation on a half board basis at a 3* or 4* hotel in North Wales to suit your group’s requirements. The content of your preferred itinerary will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry.
- Our suggested itinerary could include:
- Visit to Charlecote Park (NT)
- Visit to Chirk Castle (NT) andErddig (NT)
- Visit to Llangollen + a 45-minute horse drawn narrow boat cruise
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
- Visit to Plas Newydd
- Visit to Ruthin, Ruthin Gaol and the Craft Centre
- Visit to Nantclwyd y Dre
- Group Organiser benefits
- No single room supplements (selected tours only)
To tailor-make your tour or for a personalised quotation call 01943 605999.
Day 1 - Charlecote Park (NT) wasthe Tudor home of the Lucy family for more than 700 years. The mellow stonework and ornate chimneys of Charlecote sum up the very essence of Tudor England. There are strong associations with both Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare. Landscaped by 'Capability' Brown, the balustrade formal garden opens on to a fine deer park on the River Avon.
Day 2 - Chirk Castle (NT) was completed in 1310 and is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I, which is still lived in today. Features from its 700 years include the medieval tower and dungeon, 18th-century servants' hall and 17th-century Long Gallery. It has a grand 18th-century state apartment with elaborate plasterwork, Adam-style furniture, tapestries and portraits. Erddig (NT) was thewinner of UKTV History 'Britain's Best' Historic House and is set within the grounds of a spectacular 485-hectare country park, which is bordered by the River Clywedog. Overlooking a restored formal 18th-century walled garden with Victorian parterre, Yew Walk and National Collection of Ivies, Erddig is one of the most fascinating houses in Britain.
Day 3 - Travelling to Llangollen via the twisty tree-covered Nant-y-Garth Pass and over the beautiful Horseshoe Pass. This is a small town steeped in myth and legend. The Canal was constructed to bring considerable immigration into Llangollen during the early part of the 19th century. From Llangollen Wharf, take a 45-minute horse drawn trip on a traditional canal narrow boat. Experience for yourself the pace of life in 'the olden days and admire the strength of the gorgeous horses, as they easily pull your boat through the water. The awe-inspiring Pontcysyllte aqueduct was constructed by Thomas Telford and William Jessop. A scheduled Ancient Monument, a Grade I Listed structure is also a World Heritage site. The aqueduct, taking the Llangollen Canal over the beautiful River Dee valley, is 1000 feet long and 125 feet high. Such distances had never before been conquered, until Telford's audacious decision to build it by laying an iron water-carrying trough on stone piers. To this day, the joints are effectively sealed using a mixture of flannel and lead dipped in liquid sugar. Plas Newydd was home to the Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, from 1780–1829, who ran away from their families in Ireland and set up home together in Llangollen. The house retains its Gothic features and is set in peaceful gardens surrounded by trees and includes the font from the nearby Valle Crucis Abbey.
Day 4 - Ruthin is a town with attractive architecture and medieval street patterns, which today has a wide range of quality and specialist shops and the Ruthin Craft Centre. It is located at the foot of the Clwydian Range, which is a designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Ruthin Gaol, built in 1775, has been restored as a visitor attraction. Nantclwyd y Dre, depicts each of the ‘Seven Ages’ of Nantclwyd’s history and recreates this in fully-furnished rooms. Periods featured include the 1942 hall, the 1916 rector’s study and the 1891 schoolroom, as well as the splendid paneled and Chinese-wallpapered Georgian bedroom suite.
Day 5 - The Trentham Italian Gardens & Outlet Centre. The gardens have one of the country’s largest contemporary perennial plantings. Alongside Trellis Walk, which is the name for the original ironwork frame built in the 1890's, is the new David Austin Rose Border. The border is 100m long and there are around 100 different English roses in the border, providing subtle tones of pink and white with fantastic fragrances.
With all packages we supply a tailor-made flyer to assist in the promotion of your group holiday, along with a booking form which provides us with all the details we require from each participant.