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Castles & Gardens of Medieval Wales, Llangollen

Castles & Gardens of Medieval Wales

Sun 1 - Thu 5 May 2022: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to the Castles & Gardens of Medieval Wales with Johnsons Coaches, staying at The Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa.

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Sunday 1st to Thursday 5th May 2022


The dramatic landscapes of north Wales, with their spectacular mountains and lush valleys, are scattered with stately homes, glorious gardens and ancient castles whose imposing fortifications gave protection through times of conflict. 


Look What’s Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ seating & legroom

  • Fully reclining seats with calf supports

  • Complimentary on board hot and cold drinks

  • Free WiFi and USB charging points

  • Complimentary gift bag

  • 4 nights half board

  • Welcome drink upon arrival

  • British Ironwork Centre

  • Entrances to the National Trust properties of Erddig, Chirk Castle, Penrhyn Castle

  • Rug Chapel

  • Return train ride on the Bala Lake Railway.


Not included: All lunches.







Departing during the morning we travel outward via the British Ironwork Centre at Oswestry before arriving at our hotel in the Vale of Llangollen during the afternoon.


Today we visit Erddig (NT) - an early 18th-century house that reflects the ‘upstairs, downstairs’ life of a gentry’s family. Next, we visit Chirk Castle (NT) – a 700-year-fortress overlooking the Rivers Dee and Ceiriog. The medieval dungeons and tower are relics of more spartan times, while the Long Gallery and State Rooms are sumptuous by comparison. Outside, the award-winning gardens contain clipped yews, herbaceous borders, shrub and rock gardens.


Travelling via Betws-y-Coed we visit magnificent Penrhyn Castle (NT) - Built on a massive scale with outstanding views of Snowdonia. There is so much to see here, from the unique architecture, opulent interiors, outstanding collection of paintings, restored Victorian kitchens and a railway museum. Later we drive over the Menai Straits to the Isle of Anglesey to Llanfair PG or better known as... LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLLGOGERYCHWYRNDROBWILLANTYSILIOGOGOGOCH - go on, we dare you to pronounce it!


We drive to Corwen, where we visit the 17th century Rug Chapel, whose plain exterior hides many riches within. Next, we enjoy a scenic drive to Llanuwchllyn for a delightful 9-mile return journey on the narrow-gauge Bala Lake Railway in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Bala is the largest natural lake in Wales where we’ll see the magnificent mountain vistas across the lake.


Leaving our hotel after breakfast we commence our journey home.

Your Hotel


3* The Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa, Llangollen

The Wild Pheasant Hotel enjoys a peaceful setting surrounded by gently rolling hills in the Vale of Llangollen. Attractive original features of the 19th-century building have been retained, combined with contemporary chic. The hotel offers a 46 guest rooms, a brasserie and lounge bar plus extensive spa facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, steam room and sauna. Mobility Grade: 3 – Generally there is level access throughout with a few isolated steps. Lift to all floors.


Duration, Departure Date & Price

Sun 1 - Thu 5 May 2022

Luxury Traveller

4 Nights



Tour Departs: 10.30am

Tour Returns: 3.00pm



Single Room: £140 | Holiday Insurance: £29.50


This departure includes the £5 per person per day ‘Luxury Traveller’ Coach supplement.

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour).


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking. 







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