North Wales and the Lake District
Days 1-4: Conwy, North Wales
- Conwy Castle
- Bodnant Gardens
The Plan: The photos of the castle are stunning, and the Bodnant Gardens sound really interesting too. Since both Conwy and Llandudno sounded like great places to stay, though very different, we’re going to stay at both of them.
Days 5-7: Porthmadog, North Wales
- Ffestiniog Railway scenic train
The Plan: Originally it was all about the scenic train. But after reading about Portmeirion, that also became a must-do. Other than that we’ll do some walking or hiking in the area.
Days 8-12: Caernarfon, North Wales
- Welsh Highland Railway scenic train
- Day trip to Beaumaris
- Day trip to Snowdon
- Caernarfon Castle
- Segontium Roman Fort
The Plan: Another great castle to check out. We’re also using this as a base for Mt Snowdon, and taking a day trip to Beaumaris to see yet another castle.
Days 13-15: Llandudno, North Wales
- The Great Orme
- The pier
- Hanging out at the beach
The Plan: Checking out a classic British seaside resort, including a great Victorian pier. Also some hiking on the Great Orme, and depending on the weather, either sitting or walking on the beach. Or both!
Days 24-31: London, England
- National Gallery
- Cutty Sark
- Tate Britain
- Tate Modern
- Windsor Castle pub
- Hampstead and Highgate
- Day trip to Brighton
The Plan: Hit some of the things we missed the last time we were here. We’d originally planned on four days but have doubled it so we can get to everything on that list.