Castle & palace tours

Snowdonia and the three castles tour

Availability: Various
Duration: 9 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit the stunning beauty spots of Snowdonia National Park
  • See history come alive in ancient castles and fortresses
  • Discover the industry and way of life that shaped Welsh culture
  • Uncover the secrets and history of the land from an experienced local guide
What to expect

After enjoying the breathtaking views along the Great Orme Road, you'll head to the old castle town of Conwy. You'll tour the ancient castle here, visit the smallest house in Britain stroll along the Conwy estuary and pay the local marina a visit for refreshments and lunch.

You'll then step into the brute of a fortress that still stands at Caernarfon. History comes alive at Caernarfon in so many ways – along the lofty wall walks, beneath the twin-towered gatehouse, the walk town’s narrow and colorful streets and stylishly redeveloped waterfront of the Menai.

You'll also get the chance to visit Britain's smallest house and learn it's fascinating history with help of your experienced local guide, step into the story of Wales' industrial past in the National Slate Museum and once again visit the medieval past of the land at the imposing Dolbadarn Castle.

This tour offers a perfect combination of spectacular scenery, authentic history and quirky tales and spots uncovered by an experienced guide.

If you are looking to immerse yourself in the Welsh culture and leave with an understanding of its heritage and history, these sightseeing tours have everything covered

Your time spent with will be fun, exciting, memorable and also informative. These tours offer the chance to learn about Welsh culture and heritage and learn some tales and myths still spoken of to this very day in the mountains and national park. The tour never fails to deliver as a superior package is offered in comparison to anywhere in the UK due to the location and proximity to the national park which means you spend more time sightseeing and exploring, instead of long hours to get from A to B.
Together with your guide you will spend the day visiting the highlights of this spectacular area sightseeing and exploring, travelling around Snowdonia National Park and Mount Snowdon, via the glacial passes, the striking Snowdonia Lakes, ancient castles and beauty spots of North Wales.

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  • Great Orme: You'll start your day with a drive on the Great Orme Road, with spectacular views of cliffs, wildlife, and the Irish Sea and Anglesey whilst learning about Llandudno's history and the Orme's ancient past
  • Conwy Catle and village walls: This UNESCO world heritage site is your first stop and may just be the highlight of your day: take a tour of the ancient Conwy Town and Castle. Walk the castle walls, stroll along the Conwy estuary, see some old Tudor houses, and take in traditional Welsh art and craft shops
  • Plas Mawr: In town, you’ll also get a chance to visit the finest surviving townhouse of the Elizabethan era to be found anywhere in Britain, and step back in time wandering from room to room. This was the hight of lavish living back in the day
  • Smallest house: Visit Great Britain's smallest house. This unique and eccentric little dwelling was built into the castle walls and a local fisherman last lived in the house in 1900, so take a look inside, if you can fit!
  • Nant Ffrancon Pass: You'll then drive into the spectacular glacial Nant Ffrancon Pass and Ogwen Valley in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, where you’ll take in views of the lakes, mountain villages, and the towering Snowdonia mountain range. Here, your guide will share with you some local history, Welsh myths, and legends along the way
  • Llyn Ogwen: The beautiful lakeside stop surrounded by rugged mountains. Time to experience the clean fresh welsh air whilst taking some photos
  • Llyn Mymbyr: Another beautiful lakeside setting with the Snowdonia horseshoe range in view at the end of the lake
  • Snowdonia viewpoint and Nant Gwynant Pass: Next, as you head further into Snowdonia, enjoy the panoramas from the Nant Gwynant Pass. Gaze in awe at the spectacular view of the valley below with its lakes, and the towering Snowdonia mountain range in front of you, known as “Snowdonias viewpoint”
  • Pen Y Pass: Take the famous Pen y Pass Road from the upper regions of the mountains to the lower summits and into the mountain village of Llanberis. During this scenic drive, you are likely to see rock climbers and mountain walkers as you feel dwarfed by the towering valley slopes
  • National Slate Museum: You'll arrive in Llanberis and head over to the National Slate Museum for a lunch break. Here you can travel into the past of an industry and a way of life that has chiseled itself into the very being of Wales. See how the workshops and buildings are designed as though quarrymen and engineers have just put down their tools and left the courtyard for home, while an array of talks and demonstrations including slate-splitting give you a real insight into the hardships of past quarry life
  • Dolbadarn castle: After this, you'll arrive at Dolbadarn Castle and take a short walk from the car park over the river bridge and through the forest to admire the views overlooking the gateway to padarn and the national park. This is where you really connect with Wales,its history and culture
  • Llyn Padarn: Then, stop at the lakeside of Llyn Padarn where you can see in the backdrop the years of workings of the old slate quarrying and the famous sword in the stone “excalibur” statue
  • Caernarfon Castle and village: Finally, you'll visit Caernarfon Castle and take a walk around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A brute of a fortress, its immense strength remains undimmed. History comes alive here along its lofty walls, twin-towered gatehouse, and the surrounding town’s narrow and colorful streets
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What's included
  • Expert local guide
  • Transport by minibus
What's not included
  • Snacks
  • Attraction entrance fees
Reduced price
  • Children (0 to 15 years)
Where

Prince Edward Square, Bus stop (M) bus lay by, in front of entrance to Llandudno pier, North Parade, Llandudno LL30 2HA

What to remember
  • If a baby seat is required for children under 3 years old, please contact the operator prior to the tour using the details on your voucher
  • Please bring suitable clothing for the time of year, as the UK can have 4 seasons in any given day, and staying dry and warm increases your enjoyment
  • This tour requires an initial booking of 2 as a minimum, and any numbers can be booked thereafter up to a total of 16
  • Near public transportation for connection to pick up point
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users
  • Level of difficulty - ability to walk short distances only
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When
  • Various dates; please see calendar
  • Departs at 8.30 am
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Provider
Adventure Tour Snowdonia
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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