Criccieth & Snowdonia's Myths & Legends

Criccieth & Snowdonia's Myths & Legends

Based at The LION HOTEL




5 DAYS FROM £326


The unspoiled seaside town of Criccieth is perfectly situated on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park and at the gateway to the stunning, wild scenery of the Lleyn Peninsula. With its unique charm and friendly atmosphere, this very sheltered south facing resort features an historic 13th Century castle, riverside walks and is perhaps most famous for its associations with Lloyd George who is buried a few miles away.


Our base in Criccieth is the very comfortable family run LION HOTEL which is situated at the heart of the town with stunning views of the mountains, coast and castle. Formally an 18th century inn, the Lion has been family owned and operated for three generations and features a restaurant and bar/lounge in which to relax with an after dinner drink. All of the comfortably furnished en suite bedrooms feature tv, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. A passenger lift serves the majority of rooms. Please note, several of our bedrooms are located in the newly renovated Castle View Cottage (originally a stable block to the Inn) and are accessible via a very short outside walk - these are not served by a lift.


Bank Holiday Monday 28th May
Departing Newark early morning, we travel west making an extended break at Bridgemere Garden World (the UK’s largest garden centre) before continuing over the border into Wales and our base on the coast at Criccieth.

Tuesday 29th – Thursday 31st May
Scheduled excursions during the stay will include the following:
• Visit to Portmeirion which is located on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. Created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis, this beautiful Italianate styled village was built to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without being spoilt and was used extensively in the tv series ‘The Prisoner’.
• Guided sightseeing tour, accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, to discover some of Snowdonia’s myths and legends including the reputed location of King Arthur’s sword Excaliber!
• Full day tour calling at the picturesque resort of Barmouth which lies at the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary before continuing on to the award winning Bala Lake Narrow Gauge Railway - one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. Enjoy superb views as we undertake the 9 mile return journey alongside Lake Bala through the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

Friday 1st June
Departing after a leisurely breakfast, we return via Llangollen and The Horseshoe Pass, arriving back in Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £326 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Please note there is NO single room supplement but these are limited in number

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 miles radius of Newark

*Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking discounts and pick up supplements



Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout,

including excursions as mentioned in the tour itinerary

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Lion Hotel

Admission to Portmeirion

Ride aboard the Bala Lake Railway

Guide fee for ‘Hidden Snowdonia’ tour



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable)

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

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

Name Address Contact Details
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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