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Now a popular part of the Christmas build up in towns and cities across the UK – squares and streets are taken over by quaint stalls and chalets selling all manner of seasonal produce.
As well as exploring the festivities you can also make the most of your festive spirit and celebrate Christmas twice this year! You’ll be staying at a Bay Hotel on our popular Turkey & Tinsel package and you’ll enjoy mulled wine on arrival, a traditional Christmas dinner, festive entertainment and even a visit from Santa! Enjoy all the fun of the festive season – before anyone else!
Please Note: Shearings Holidays are not responsible for the operation of these events. All events are subject to change and entrance fees may be required. Please check with local tourist information offices for up to date details prior to departure.
We travel to our hotel via the interchange, enjoying an evening meal after arrival and check-in.
Day Two - Four:
We spend three days in Llandudno, with two included excursions and a chance to enjoy the town's Christmas markets.
We visit Snowdonia where we’ll have the chance to see some of the fantastic vistas the park offers. We also take a trip to Anglesey where you’ll have the chance to have your picture taken next to the longest train station sign in the country.
Of course there are a number of other fantastic attractions to enjoy in Llandudno, particularly the Christmas markets at this time of year. The markets attract 30, 000 visitors every years Take a walk along The Parade next to the seafront with a number of great sailing boats on the water. Or take a trip up Great Orme to get great views back over Llandudno and the Irish Sea.
We return home after breakfast and checkout at the hotel.
The Marine Hotel occupies a fabulous place on the Llandudno seafront close to the very best that the resort has to offer in terms of shops, bars, restaurants and great attractions.
Around the hotel there are great options of places to enjoy a drink in the sun or a bite to eat with a number of excellent bars and restaurants around the North Western Gardens close to the hotel. One of the town’s top attractions is Great Orme, which can be travelled up by on Great Orme Tramway or by foot if you are feeling active. From the top you will enjoy great views back over the town and over to Snowdonia National Park.
Head along the coast in either direction from Llandudno and you will discover fantastic coastal landscapes and a number of pretty seaside towns. Heading just out of town you will arrive at Conwy which is notable for its castle and delightful old town. Further along on Wales’ west coast you will reach Porthmadog and the Italian influenced town of Portmeirion.
In the hotel you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the hotel’s indoor pool, great to wake yourself up before a busy day exploring north Wales. Then enjoy a tasty breakfast and evening meal in the restaurant with great views over the Irish sea as you enjoy a wide and varied menu.
We cross the Menai Strait and pay a visit to the island of Anglesey. Small beautiful fishing villages hug the island's coasts and to the east of the Island, Beaumaris Castle dominates the landscape. Before returning to Llandudno we’ll pay a visit to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch, or Llanfair PG, the place with the second longest name in the world and a chance to get a photo next to the towns famous railway station sign.
Llandudno Christmas Fayre
Whilst staying in Llandudno, why not venture into the delightful town centre during your free time and explore the wonderful Christmas Fayre. Marquees and wooden cabins selling wonderful food and drink, as well as traditional Welsh crafts and gifts are all available! A must to get you into the Christmas spirit!
Snowdonia National Park
Exploring the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park visiting Betws-y-Coed, a lovely village surrounded by dense woodland