Join us on an adventure exploring places Prince Llewellyn, the last prince of Wales, fought, explored, and lived
We’ll start by meeting in Manchester, England or Dublin, Ireland, and getting to north Wales via car, train, or ferry (depending on your adventure level). Then head to many of the sites of Llewelyn’s life:
Tomen Castell (Tomen Castle), Castell Dolwyddelan (we can see Tomen, where Llewelyn was probably born, from Dolwyddelan), Caernarfon Castell, Swallow Falls, Beddgelert, Nant Gwynant, as well as tour some of the castles built by Edward I, such as Biwmares (Beaumaris) Castle on Ynys Mon (Anglesey)…the list goes on. This trip is ultimately customizable to your time and fitness level.
We will go to Llanrwst, where Llewelyn’s sarcophagus is, as well as Beddgelert, setting for a story about Llewelyn and his hunting hound. We can walk in the same areas that the last prince of Wales walked, rode, and led his country. Accommodations include CrossFoxes in Dolgellau, Anglesey Arms in Porthaethwy/Menai Bridge, as well as beginning and ending accommodations closer to destination airport.
Sample (Manchester Airport, England):
Land in the morning at Manchester, and journey to either Caer/Chester, England or Hawarden, Wales for acclimatisation. If Wales, we will stay at Gladstone’s Library, England, one of several accommodations
our team has tested.
Day 2, journey to Deganwy Castle, as well as see Conwy Castle and Aberconwy Abbey, staying at the lovely Castle Hotel.
Day 3, journey to Dolwyddelan Castle, Beddgelert, Nant Gwynant, and stay the evening at CrossFoxes in Dolgellau
Day 4: head south to Castell y Bere and Cymer Abbey, swinging back up into the middle of Snowdonia National Park to see Cricieth Castle, staying the night along the way
Day5: head further north seeing Dolbadarn Castle, and heading on to Ynys Mon (Anglesey). There we’ll see Llys Rhosyr, a princely court, before finishing at Biwmaris Castle
Day 6: We’ll tour Anglesey with local friends, relax and enjoy Menai Bridge
Day 7: return to Manchester, staying the night before heading out early on Day 8