7-Day England and Wales Castle Tour
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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Your driver-guide will meet you in the morning. From London, you will travel west into the stunning Blenheim Palace. Continue north to Warwick Castle, a typical Motte and Bailey design dating back to William the Conqueror. Later, a short drive leads you to Stratford-upon-Avon, home of the world-renown poet and playwright - William Shakespeare. Rest of the day is left for a leisure walk around this charming town.
From Stratford, you will travel west stopping to visit the Ironbridge Gorge before you reach the quaint border town of Shrewsbury to see its Motte and Bailey style Castle. Crossing the border into Wales, If time permits, you may wish to visit Powis Castle and Gardens before continuing north to the town of Conwy and explore its stunning 13th century fortress - Conwy Castle.
Today you will Cross the Menai Bridge to Anglesey, enjoy the breathtaking views and wildlife along the way, afterward, visit the palatial manor house at Plas Newydd and the stunning Beaumaris Castle. In the afternoon, cross back to the mainland and visit Caernarfon Castle which dominates the Caernarfon town.
After breakfast, you will drive from North to South Wales with a stop at the magical Port Meirion. Then proceed to south finds possibly Britain's most brilliant set fortress, Harlech Castle. From here pass through the Snowdonia National Park and Brecon Beacons National Park, enjoy the amazing natural beauty along the way.
Today you will drive through the quaint market towns of Crickowell and Abergavenny to the unique 15th century Raglan Castle. Then continuing traces the picturesque Wye Valley with a stop at the 13th century monastic ruins of Tintern Abbey. And make the short stop at Chepstow Castle the oldest stone built castle in Britain. Continue south and stay overnight in Cardiff.
This morning visit the Magnificent Caerphilly Caslte, the second biggest castle in Britain, famous for its spectacular concentric design and enormous moat. A short drive to the contrasting Castle Coch. And then return to central Cardiff to explore the stunning Cardiff Castle.
Day 7Returning to England via the Severn Bridge today and visit the ancient Spa town of Bath, known for its Roman Baths and fine regency architecture. Then head towards Windsor for the grand highlight of your tour, the Windsor Castle, brilliant inhabited stronghold in the world. Drive back to London after the tour.