Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
- Porthmadog Gwynedd
- phone: 01766 516000
The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the World - being founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832.
Sunday December 23rd, and 'The Earl' leaves Porthmadog with the 10.30 Santa Special
The railway was built as a gravity and horse drawn line to transport slate from the quarries in the mountains around Blaenau Ffestiniog. As the slate industry flourished, so did the railway and the town of Porthmadog. Slates from Blaenau Ffestiniog were exported to ports all over the globe - many in ships built in Porthmadog.
Trefriw Woollen Mills.
- Trefriw Conwy
- phone: 01492 640462
At Trefriw Woollen Mills traditional Welsh bedspreads and tweeds are manufactured from the raw wool. Most of the textile machinery is over 50 years old and is powered by electricity generated by vintage turbines.
Flintshire Leisure Tour
- c/o The Old Mill, Nannerch, MOLD Flintshire
- phone: 01352 741542
Flintshire is a beautiful Welsh border county with a countryside and coast enriched by a fascinating past. Superb road and rail links and its location just west of historic Chester make it an easily accessible and rewarding destination.
There is so much to discover that weve devised a special drive to help you. The Flintshire Leisure Tour transports you to delightful country villages, traditional market towns, medieval castles and some of the most stunning scenery in North Wales.
Pili Palas Nature World
- Menai Bridge Isle of Anglesey
- phone: 01248 712474
Pili Palas Nature World is a great day out whatever the weather but pay us a visit, or browse this site, and youll soon see that it really is a jungle in here!
- Tal-y-Cafn Conwy
- phone: 01492 650460
Bodnant Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in the UK, covering some 80 acres and situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range.
The Garden has two parts. The upper area, around the Hall, consists of formal lawns and herbaceous borders, magnificent Italiante Terraces featuring buttressed walls and brick paths, curved steps and pergolas, the Pin Mill and Lily Ponds.
The lower area, known as The Dell is formed by the valley of the River Hiraethlyn and contains the Pinetum and Wild Garden, where 200-year old trees tower above azaleas, hydrangeas and hosters.
The season commences in March with wonderful displays of Magnolias and Camellias, and carpets with carpets of golden Daffodils. Gorgeous Rhododendrons and Azaleas flower profusely from mid April to late May, whilst the stunning 55 metre Laburnum Arch is a spectacular sight from around the third week of May until early June. Throughout the summer months the Garden looks delightful with colourful displays of roses, water lilies, clematis, eucryphia, hydrangeas and glorious herbaceous borders. This is followed by amazing autumn colours and berries in October.
Great Orme Tramway
- Llandudno Conwy
- phone: 01492 879306
The Great Orme Tramway has been delighting visitors since it opened on July 31st 1902. An engineering marvel of its age, it's still the only cable-hauled tramway still operating on British public roads....
GreenWood Forest Park
- Y Felinheli Gwynedd
- phone: 01248 671493
Voted Best Family Attraction in North Wales for 2012 and 2013, days out dont get much better than this! GreenWood Forest Park is set in 17 magical acres, where you will discover bags of woodland adventure, awesome attractions and forest family fun.
Tweedmill Shopping Outlets
- St Asaph Denbighshire
- phone: 01745 730 072
We have over 30,000 sq.ft. of fantastic bargains all under one roof. Stress-Free shopping at its best! Choose from our comprehensive range of Womenswear & Menswear, Shoes, Home Accessories and Gifts or why not take time to relax and enjoy a meal prepared by our resident chefs in Drapers Cafe-Bar or enjoy a snack in the Warehouse Cafe. Shopping trips and coach tours are always welcome.
Llechwedd Slate Caverns.
- Blaenau Ffestiniog Gwynedd
- phone: 01766 830 306
Llechwedd Slate Caverns of Blaenau Ffestiniog is part of a living, working slate mine still being worked to this day by Greaves Welsh Slate - since 1836.
We offer 2 unique underground tours that take you deep underground to explore the world of the Victorian slate miner. The temperature underground is an ambient 54F making the caverns ideal for a family day out - come rain or shine.
Plenty of all year surface facilities to enjoy - shop, cafe, slate workshop (with daily demonstrations) plus the Victorian Village (April-September) with its traditional tavern and old fashioned sweet shop.
Conwy Valley Railway Museum
- Betws-y-coed Conwy
- phone: 01690 710568
The Conwy Valley Railway Museum was originally formed by Alan Pratt in the early 70s with a small exhibition in one of the standard gauge bogie coaches. And the facility of a MK1 coach as a small Café providing tea, coffee and biscuits. The carriages being left on a section of one of the sidings in the old goods yard of Betws y Coed station.