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Wales, United Kingdom 72-Hour Vacation


Get the details on important landmarks, attractions and resources for your trip to Wales.

WHAT TO SEE & DO — WALES ATTRACTIONS


SIGHTSEEING




Aberconwy House
Castle Street
Conwy
Denbighshire
01492 592246
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
The only surviving medieval merchant's house in Conwy.

Chirk Castle
Chirk Castle

Bala Lake Railway
Llanuwchllyn Station
Bala
Gwynedd
01678 540666
www.bala-lake-railway.co.uk
Travel the 9-mile return journey beside Bala Lake in 2ft narrow gauge steam trains.

Bodnant Garden
Tal-y-Cafn
Colwyn Bay
Conwy
01492 650460
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
One of the world's great gardens, created in 1875 with Italian terraces and wild places.

Chirk Castle
Chirk
Wrexham
01691 777701
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Still inhabited, the castle was built by Edward I in 1310 to keep the Welsh in order.

Conwy Castle
Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle
Conwy
01492 592358
www.conwy.com
The glorious castle is set overlooking the sea in one of the best examples of a medieval walled town.

Cottage Loaf
1 Market St.
Llandudno
Conwy
01492 870762
www.the-cottageloaf.co.uk
Drink with the locals at this friendly pub set in a side street.

Erddig
Wrexham
01978 355314
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
You can step back in time at this estate, where the rooms are full of original items kept by the family over the centuries.

Fishing Snowdonia
www.fishinginwalesnp.co.uk
Offers great fishing—sea, game or course angling—for all abilities.

Llangollen Railway
Llangollen
Denbighshire
01978 860979
www.llangollen-railway.co.uk
There are fabulous views as you steam along the old railway line beside the River Dee.

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Abbey Road
01978 852001
www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk
The world-famous music festival was founded in 1947 to foster peace and understanding between nations through music and dance. It was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

Bodnant Garden
Bodnant Garden

National Slate Museum
Llanberis
Gwynedd
01286 870630
www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/slate
The museum gives you a very real idea of how this harsh industry worked from the 19 th century to 1969 when the quarry closed.

Penrhyn Castle
Bangor
Gwynedd
01248 371337
www.nationaltrust.org.uk
The castle may look ancient, but it was built between 1820 and 1845 for the wealthy Pennant family.

Plas Mawr
Conwy
01492 580167
www.conwy.com/plasmawr.html
This grand house was built between 1576 and 1585 for the wealthy merchant, Robert Wynn, and is beautifully furnished and decorated.

Plas Newydd
Hill Street
Llangollen
Denbighshire
01978 861314
www.llangollen.com/plas.html
Home to the Ladies of Llangollen, Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby from 1789 to 1829, the house is in a glorious setting with views over the surrounding countryside from the grounds.

Snowdon Mountain Railway
Llanberis Station
Gwynedd
0871 720 0033
www.snowdonrailway.co.uk
Britain's only Rack and Pinion railway takes you up Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales. At the top you'll find the new Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre.

Snowdon Mountain Railway
Snowdon Mountain Railway

Valle Crucis Abbey
Llangollen
Denbighshire
01978 860326
www.llangollen.com/valle.html
In 1201 the Cistercian monks began building Valle Crucis Abbey, a glorious and rich venue, dissolved by royal decree in 1537.

Venue Cymru
The Promenade
Llaundudno
Conwy
01492 872000 (Box office)
www.venuecymru.co.uk
This exciting theatre and concert hall puts on a wide variety of performances throughout the year.

RESOURCES




Lladudno Tourist Information Centre
Library Building
Mostyn Street
Llundudno
01492 577 577
www.visitllandudno.org.uk

Llangollen
Centre Castle Street
Llangollen
01978 860828
www.llangollen.org.uk

Chester Tourist Information
Town Hall
Northgate St, Chester, CH1 2HJ
01244 402111
www.chestertourist.com

Wales Tourist Board
www.visitwales.com


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* All images© Crown copyright (2009) Visit Wales
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(Updated: 04/28/09 SG)

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