This is a fantastic panoramic tour around the stunning Snowdonia National Park. This series of dramatic mountain peaks, separated by beautiful valleys, is dotted with pretty towns and villages as well as the remnants of an industrial past, the mining of slate.
Departing Holyhead we will travel through the lush countryside of the Isle of Angelsey and across the dangerous waters of the Menai Straits.
Continuing, we head inland into the heart of the national park along the Pass of Llanberis, past Mount Snowdon and through beautiful wooded valleys to Betws-y-Coed, at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.
From Betys-e-coed we head down the wooded Conwy Valley with views of the dramatic Snowdonia Mountains to Bodnant Gardens. Laid out in 1875, these gardens comprise of two main sections, the formal terraced gardens and the Dell – a pinetum and wild garden. Our visit coincides with one of the best times to see the gardens, the late spring flowers and the famous Laburnum Arch, a 180 ft. long tunnel with an overwhelming mass of yellow hanging flowers. Throughout the summer months, the grand series of terraced gardens are very colorful with herbaceous borders, roses, water lilies, clematis and many unusual wall shrubs and climbers. In the lower part of the garden, where the giant conifers grow, the shade loving herbaceous plants are in bloom as well as the blue flowering hydrangeas growing on the riverbanks, which add to the wonderful tranquility of the Dell garden.
Finally, we re-cross the Menai Straights and return to Holyhead.