Explore from Chester North Wales Explorer
Includes hotel accommodation in Chester and four days of rail travel in the North Wales region.
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Visit North Wales from the historic city of Chester to the market town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Included with the Explorer ticket is a hotel stay in Birmingham which you can tailor to your needs from 4 nights onward; take a look at our recommended trip itinerary to help you get the most from your stay.
Arrive in Chester and check in to your hotel for your five night stay. Read more
Your day trip today is along the North Wales coast, a journey of approximately one hour to the lovely town of Llandudno. The line crosses the English-Welsh border and hugs the north coast as it heads for Llandudno, built on a beautiful curved bay lined with golden sand. This resort was incredibly popular with the Victorians and boasts some beautiful architecture on its seaside promenade. Take a cable-car up to the Great Orme headland and enjoy a bracing walk along the cliffs which offers amazing views over the rocky coastline. The Victorian pier, stretching 700 metres out into the sea, is the longest in Wales and always a big hit; don't forget your small change for the slot machines! Continue around the bay to Conwy, a World Heritage town, with ancient walls surrounding the narrow cobbled streets of the Old Town. Walk around the picturesque harbour, filled with brightly-coloured sailing boats bobbing in the breeze, and visit the imposing castle, from whose brooding walls you can view the whole of Conwy and the surrounding countryside. There are direct services back to Chester when you are ready to return.Read more
Take the time today to truly get under the skin of stunning Chester. This city, first settled as a Roman fort in 79 AD and encircled by Roman walls is a jewel in the crown of North-West England. Chester is the proud owner of the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a centuries-old cathedral. Why not take a stroll around the city walls to admire the views? Unique to Chester are the 700 year old shopping Rows, half-timbered galleries of shops built on two levels set back from the street. These have existed since the 13th century, although the shops that now occupy these buildings will be much more familiar to the modern-day visitor!Read more
Today, visit the stunning natural beauty of Snowdonia National Park, travelling along the beautiful North Wales coastline from Chester to Llandudno before changing trains and heading south to Betws y Coed. This picturesque village was built in Victorian times, and is set among the dense woodland and mountain scenery that characterises this magnificent region. Numerous walks, suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, lead out from the village so that visitors can enjoy its natural beauty up close. If you wish, you can then continue your journey to Blaenau Ffestiniog, known as the former slate capital of the world. To get a historical perspective, take a guided Victorian Mine Tour into the Llechwedd Slate Caverns to learn more about the industry that ‘roofed the world’, an underground experience that gives you an excellent insight into the history of the region.Read more
Today it's the turn of Shrewsbury, only an hour away to the south of Chester. An undiscovered gem, this town is located only nine miles from the Welsh border, and has a medieval town centre packed with timber-framed black & white buildings. In the centre of the town lies the Quarry, a riverside park which is a great place to relax in the summer. Stroll along the banks of the River Severn, explore the cobbled streets and narrow alleys or explore the town’s history at Shrewsbury Castle and regimental museum, Coleham Pumping Station and Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery.Hide
Rail Package Information
The North Wales Explorer allows you to travel between Chester and many destinations in North Wales including Flint, Prestatyn, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Holyhead, Ffestiniog, Wrexham and Snowdonia National Park.
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Time Restrictions:Rail tickets are available for travel on trains timed to depart after 09:30am Mondays to Fridays and at any time on weekends and bank holidays.
Using your ticket:Tickets are valid for 4 days within a 8 day period. When a passenger needs to validate a ticket, the date of travel should be completed in black ink using numerical values only for 'Day' and 'Month' e.g. 07 09 for travel from 7th September. The ticket will need validating before the first journey of the first day of travel.
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