Discover the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park and the very popular village of Portmeirion.
Traverse the Menai Strait and drive through the picturesque Snowdonia National Park, enjoying the passing scenery along the way. Then head south towards Porthmadog and the very unique Italianate fantasy village of Portmeirion - designed by the eccentric Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. The village, which commands magnificent sea views towards Snowdonia, was built from 1925 to 1976 with the intention of proving how it is possible to develop a beautiful setting without spoiling it. Portmeirion is now recognized as one of the most successful British architectural projects of the twentieth century.
After an approximately 1-hour guided walking tour, you are free to wander for another hour through the streets of the village at your leisure. Portmeirion has become famous for its distinctive pottery - now very much a collector's item. There will be plenty of opportunity to buy some pieces during your visit here.
Before re-joining your coach for the return journey to Holyhead, you will be treated to a relaxing lunch at the atmospheric Castell Deudraeth - a wonderful bistro restaurant located in the castle that looks out over the village of Portmeirion.