Day 1: The fab three in Chester have to be the Chester Walls
(yes, more walls, you thought we'd max'd out with Hadrian's but
yes, there are lots in England to keep us entertained), Chester
Cathedral (dating back to the year 907), and the Rows. Rest easy,
the Rows don't look like the Walls, they are in fact a series of
half timbered houses joined by long galleries which resemble a very
old style of shopping mall to the modern eye. Head to Watergate,
Eastgate and Bridge Street for the best examples of this higgledy
piggledy complex of houses. Finish the day with afternoon tea at
the Chester Grosvenor, or in fact even spend the night too as the
service and welcome is exceptional.
Day 2: Head over to North Wales. We love love love Bodysgallen
Hall. Get out and about to explore the surrounds of Conwy castle
which hosts a themed walk called "Walks with the Washerwoman -
Laundry, Lingerie and Lye", now aren't you just a little bit
curious? Following this enjoy a stroll around Bodnant Garden which
has beautiful displays throughout the year before returning to the
hotel for a lazy afternoon relaxing with a good book in front of a
roaring fire. Bliss.
Day 3: So here's where you have a choice - we won't make you
walk up Mount Snowdon if you don't want to, but if you do the
option is there! For those in search of a chunky challenge we can
take you up Mount Snowdon, yes right to the top, with a qualified
mountain guide who will be with you every step of the way. Our UK
extraordinaire has risen to the challenge in the past, and the many
steps to the top are well worth it for the experience and the view.
However, for those who would really rather not, driving through
Snowdonia National Park is still spectacular. Head to Portmadog on
a steam train and explore the town with its variety of bookshops,
antique shops and restaurants. Following lunch at Portmeirion, on
the southern shores of Snowdonia, head up the coast to Caernarfon
Castle where history really comes alive.