Castle & palace tours

Snowdonia, Welsh culture, castles and heritage tour

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

This tour will take you on a fascinating tour of Welsh history and heritage, against the backdrop of lakes, valleys and the stunning Snowdonia National Park.

The area is renowned around the world for it's scenery and thrilling adventure industry, which offers even more variety than before to whet your appetite and keep you excited for the next adventure.

You'll start your adventure with a drive along the cliffside of the Great Orme Road, moving on to step into ancient castles and imposing fortresses while uncovering the secrets and history with the help of your expert guide. The day will also take you to a lakeside village, to the National Slate Museum where you'll uncover the industry and way of life that shaped Welsh culture and of course against the beautiful backdrop of the Snowdonia mountain range.

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 the tour in Llandudno where you will meet your expert tour guide and climb into a comfortable 16-seater minibus. Set off on your adventure into the history, heritage, and culture of Wales. First, you'll take a drive along the Great Orme Road, a 1-way scenic road which is the longest of its kind in the UK. Admire the spectacular cliffs, wildlife, and views out to the Irish Sea and Anglesey
  • Conwy Castle and town walls: Explore and take a photo stop in the ancient town of Conwy where you can view the castle’s domineering and towering walls and catch that picture-perfect photo from the Conwy Estuary Bridge
  • Penrhyn Quarry: Then, head on to Penrhyn Quarry for a chance to see how mining history has moved with the times and merged with the adrenaline adventure industry of today's generations
  • Nant Ffancon Pass: Drive into the glacial Nant Ffrancon Pass and Ogwen Valley in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and enjoy many photo opportunities at the many lakes you will be visiting. You'll also learn some local history and tales about local welsh myths and legends along the way
  • Llyn Ogwen: Stop at this wonderful lakeside setting and experience the fresh mountain air whilst taking some scenic photos
  • Llyn mymbyr: Take another photo opportunity during a stop at LLynau Mymbyr in Capel Curig, with Snowdonia now 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: Arrive in Llanberis and head over to the National Slate Museum where 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
  • Vivian Quarry: Take in the beauty of this hidden wonder of Vivian Quarry secretly nestled in amongst the forest trees, before setting off to the next stop
  • Dolbadarn castle: After this, 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, our 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, head over to Caernarfon Castle and take a walk around this world heritage site. Return back to Llandudno where your tour will end after a jam-packed day of sightseeing

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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 a minimum booking of 2 person
  • Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users
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When
  • Various; 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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