Staying at The Bulkeley Hotel
4 DAYS | 29th May 2018
It is no secret that Snowdonia and North Wales contain some of the most beautiful scenery within the British Isles. Thousands of visitors are drawn to the area each year for its breath-taking waterfalls, tranquil lakes, forests, seaside resorts, miles of glorious sandy beaches, magnificent castles, historic mansions and heritage steam railways. Until now however, the gardens of Snowdonia and North Wales have not been so well known and yet within the region there is a stunning collection of worldclass gardens to be discovered.
Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey is our base for the tour is an elegant little town dominated by its Castle. The Bulkeley Hotel is situated on the main high street with stunning sea views to the rear and within a two minute walk of the Castle, beach and pier. Built as a Georgian show piece in 1832, the hotel now boasts a garden with a terrace, as well as a fine restaurant, a coffee shop, a bar and a lounge. All bedrooms are ensuite with TV, courtesy tea trays and telephone.
We depart the Macclesfield area calling for coffee en-route to Bodnant Gardens one of the finest gardens in the country. At this time of year, the garden should be full of Rhododendrons and the famous Laburnum Arch in flower (NT property members free non-members £11.50). Mid-afternoon we continue over the Menai straight to Anglesey and our hotel.
Day at leisure in Beaumaris. Optional excursion this afternoon to Plas Cadnant Hidden Garden. Plas Cadnant has undergone a spectacular transformation and is being restored to its former glory, the gardens are packed with unusual and interesting plants, flowering shrubs and trees, river and waterfalls. There will be time to stroll around the garden and perhaps have tea and cake before we return to our hotel. (Entrance approx. £7.00)
Today we cross Pont Britannia to the mainland and head towards the Llyn Peninsula calling firstly at Parc Glynllifon where we take a stroll around the grounds and the many historical follies. You will have time for morning coffee, then we will continue on to Criccieth where we make a stop for lunch. Our afternoon visit is to Nanhoron, a beautiful Regency mansion house hidden in some of the most stunning landscapes in Wales. The home of the Hardens, whose family has owned this estate for 700 years, Nanhoron has lovely and extensive gardens and was featured in Country Life and Posh Plots.
After a leisurely breakfast we head for home calling at Bodrhyddan Hall and Gardens. Covering some eight acres of land, the gardens include the formal parterre, flowing lawns and extensive pleasance. We will have a guided tour of the house and free time to stroll through the gardens. We then continue our journey home calling at Grosvenor Garden Centre for lunch. We aim to arrive in the Macclesfield area late afternoon.
£398.00 per person sharing twin/double
£60.00 single room supplement
£23.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT