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Criccieth & The Welsh Highland Railway

Criccieth & The Welsh Highland Railway





5 DAYS FROM £324


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 Llyn Peninsula. With its unique charm and friendly atmosphere, this very sheltered south facing resort features an historic 13th Century castle, and riverside walks and is perhaps most famous for its’ associations with Lloyd George who is buried a few miles away.


Our tour includes a ride aboard the Welsh Highland Railway listed as one of the greatest train journeys in the world which runs 25 miles through the beautiful scenery of the Snowdonia National Park


Our base in Criccieth is once again 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 and a passenger lift serves the majority of rooms. Please note several of our bedrooms are located in Castle View Cottage – (originally a stable block to the Inn) and are accessible via a very short outside walk.



Monday 20th April
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 21st – Thursday 23rd April
Scheduled excursions during the stay will include the following:
• Full day tour including perhaps the highlight of the stay, a single journey ride aboard the Welsh Highland Railway. We board the train at Porthmadog and travel through the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass and picture postcard village of Beddgelert, up and over the foothills of Snowdon so to Caernarvon with its narrow streets, stylishly redeveloped waterfront and famous 13th century Castle. After free time here our coach will collect us for the return journey to Criccieth.
• Half day 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’.
• Full day tour calling at the popular resort of Barmouth which lies at the entrance to the beautiful Mawddach Estuary. The pretty harbour is overlooked by the headland of Dinas Oleu, birthplace of the National Trust and there is plenty to see and do including a Shipwreck & Lifeboat Museum, traditional seaside fun on the promenade and a full range of shops and cafés within a short walking distance from the lovely beach.

Friday 24th April
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 £324 per person sharing an en suite standard 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

Single journey ride aboard the Welsh Highland Railway



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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