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Walden Cottage is a 1 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation that sleeps 2 and is located in Prestatyn, Wales. This property is pet friendly allowing for 1 pet. Prices range from £250 to £587 per week. Local to Meliden, Dyserth, Talacre, Rhyl, Saint Asaph
With distant sea views, this detached cottage is tucked away close to the start of the Offa’s Dyke footpath. With a cosy woodburner, this holiday property makes a great base for exploring the area. Prestatyn town centre is within walking distance, with its shops, restaurants and pubs, and there are some lovely walks from the property itself. The Clwydian Hills are nearby, whilst the historic city of Chester, the market town of Mold and the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno are all within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
All on ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Woodburner in living room (initial fuel inc). Gas CH, gas, elec, bed linen and towels included. Travel Cot and Highchair (on request). Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing Machine. Dishwasher. Fridge Freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Note: 3 steps in garden.
For a perfect evening suitable for all, a visit to Seldrakes is a must. Whether you love delicious a la carte food, a mouth-watering Sunday carvery or simply a drink or two whilst watching live entertainment this is for you. Also offers fantastic wedding packages.
Beautiful pub restaurant perfect for your dining/drinking experience. It offers all the traditional 'pub grub' food such as steaks and fish and chips all lovingly prepared by the chef. Accompany your meal with a pint of cask ale or glass of fine wine.
Unique pub restaurant beautifully nestled within the RSPB nature reserve. Specialising in fish and shellfish the lunch and main course menus are both outstanding. Also, offers a wide selection of real ales and fine wines.
Find some tasty, home cooked food using fresh, local produce. Serving ice cream, cakes, lunch and afternoon tea, this little gem of a cafe is the perfect place to escape to, whilst soaking up the beauty of Loggerheads Country Park.
Discover some delicious home cooked food in a comfortable and friendly setting. Featuring the very best of local Welsh produce, this 300 year old pub is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat or to relax over dinner.
Dine within gorgeous surroundings in this modern restaurant. Offers a menu containing delicious starters and main courses such as chicken liver pate, soup, beef, pork and many vegetarian options. Finish off with a scrumptious homemade dessert like profiteroles or creme brulee.
Make a romantic meal a divine experience in this ultra modern restaurant. Enjoy exquisite French cuisine beautifully presented within an intimate atmosphere. Accompany your meal with a luxurious fine wine or champagne from the diverse wine menu.
At this farmers market visitors can buy cider made with Welsh apples and also cheese, olive oil, honey and yogurt. There are also handmade leather items, seasonal cards and needlecraft on sale. 8 producers from the Celyn Farmers Market have even appeared on the BBC2's 'Ready Steady Cook' show.
A country road in the heart of Cheshire is the setting for this legendary watering hole. The Cock O'Barton has just been refurbished to create one of the area's best pub restaurants.
This family attraction offers a number of facilities including Geronimo's Adventure Playground with a vertical drop slide, 10 Pin Bowling, Terror Towers (nerve tingling walkthrough), an amusement arcade and cash bingo.
Make the most of your holiday with a trip to this amusement park. Enjoy the fairground, amusement arcade, the long bar, restaurant, and award-winning floral garden. Ride the dodgems, the sizzler sensation, twist ride and the waltzer.
Discover all there is to see and do along the Wirral Peninsula. Dine at some fabulous restaurants, relax in stylish bars and take in the stunning surrounding countryside and coastline. Explore on mountain bikes, horse back or simply stroll around at your leisure.
A coastal village, boasting impressive salt marshes, wonderful local bird-life and lovely views. Treat yourself to some delicious seafood including shrimps and cockles, before enjoying some tasty local ice cream.
Positioned high above Colwyn Bay, the Welsh Mountain Zoo is home to snow leopards, sumatran tigers, chimpanzees, brown bears, bearded dragons and African toads to name but a few. Enjoy the exciting and extensive Jungle Adventureland and Tarzan Trail Adventure Playground. For the more technically inclined, visit our Media Centre, where you can enjoy a virtual tour of the Zoo and play some great educational games. (Dogs are allowed in restricted areas only)
Children and adults alike will adore this charity run cottage and farm. Say hello to the large variety of farm animals and take part in the many events on offer. Relax in the Tam O'Shanter Café offering sandwiches, toasties, baked potatoes etc.
Visitors can take the Mold Town Trail or the Flintshire Leisure Drive and discover stately homes, ancient monuments and stunning rural scenery. Alternatively, visitors can spend the day shopping or watching a film at the Clwyd Theatr Cymru. The town of Mold is only 3 miles away from The Clwydian Range, a designated Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Oxton is a quaint little village which has been designated into a conservation area. Have a gentle stroll round and visit the shops, pubs or churches or take part in one of the events which occur monthly.
A must for war history lovers here is a chance to take a look around a real German submarine. Marvel at the astonishing interior and view the brilliantly preserved artefacts. Listen to the audiovisual exhibits on offer and hear the crew explaining about their lives on the U-boat at war.
If you would like a unique day out why not catch a ferry and travel across the Mersey? With various different cruises available daily you will be spoilt for choice. Try a relaxing river cruise or opt for a chilled out canal cruise. Boat hire is also available for those special occasions.
Old Christ Church was constructed in 1891 as an upgrade to the previous building. It featured pink sandstone that was used as a well-known landmark for sailors passing by. Even today the structure is still a dominate component in its surrounding community. It fell into disuse and was bombed in World War II then suffered from vandalism. The architecture still retains a haunting, romantic quality that's well worth a visit.
Shop until you drop in this fabulous shopping centre. From your famous high street stores to high class boutiques there is something for everyone's' wallet! When you are shopped out and hungry there are many restaurants to choose from or why not catch a film in the cinema?
Take your fun to new heights at the Awesome Walls Climbing Centre. This facility includes a variety of colourful climbing walls complete with scattered footholds and safety harnesses. A number of informative courses are also offered, including first aid, learning to lead, climbing courses and starter programmes for those who want to test the water as a cilmber.
With one of the largest shark collections in Britain, Blue Planet provides all you need for a truly spectacular day out. From start to finish your visit will be one of discovery that will provide entertainment whatever your age.
Retail therapy lovers with an eye for designer labels will adore this outlet. With up to 60% discount on lots of collections there are savings to be made for every shopper. There are also lots of cafes and restaurants available when your tummy starts to rumble!
Bring the whole family for outdoor fun at Jungle Parc! This exciting facility includes more than 40 activities to engage the mind and body. Swing like Tarzan through the tree tops then scramble up cargo nets, balance on wobbly logs and zoom along zip lines with a Tree Trekking adventure! Activities are available for ages 4 and up.
There are over 7000 animals to see here, some of which are endangered species. Chester Zoo is an all year round attraction and offers a restaurant and cafe.
Shopping, rolling countryside, racecourse and of course the zoo are just a handful of attractions available in Chester. There are also many pubs and restaurants and beautiful gardens. So take a trip to Chester, you will not be disappointed.
Boasting a fascinating medieval history, the town offers a huge variety of pubs, restaurants, bars and take-aways as well as some lovely shops in the centre. Within the local church, St.Laurence?s, evidence still remains of a 12th century structure; a listing for which can be found in the Doomsday Book.
There are 3 sandy beaches along the Prestatyn coastline; Barkby Beach, Central Beach and Ffrith Beach. Visitors can stroll or cycle along the 4 mile long promenade which has recently been incorporated into the new National Cycle Network.
The beach at Rhyl offers 3 miles of golden sands and all the traditional pleasures of the British seaside like donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and fairground rides. Follow the 7 mile cycle route between Rhyl and Prestatyn, along a route sign posted by local ceramic artwork.
Wildlife lovers will adore a trek along this beautiful country park. With a pond and beach there are many opportunities to see toads, newts and crabs along with several species of birds. There are many walks available and a fantastic barbecue area which is great for family picnics.
For those looking for a more tranquil beach to visit West Shore Llandudno is the place to go. A quieter beach than most you can relax or even have a go at kite surfing. There are lots of shops and cafes nearby as well as some fine restaurants in the town centre.
For that great family day out visit this beach. Relax in the sun on the mostly sand beach or take a stroll along the promenade. There are boat trips on offer and the kids will love the puppet shows near the pier. Also, close to Llandudno town centre for all your essentials.
Llandudno boasts a sandy beach and is a seaside resort which has preserved its period charm. The splendid seafront dates back to Victorian times and is neatly framed between two headlands.
Located in Merseyside, Crosby Beach offers travellers a tranquil place to kick back, relax and enjoy some sun and surf. This gorgeous stretch of coastline offers breathtaking views of the sunset as well as beautiful waters that glisten temptingly. Take a dip, go for a stroll or simply enjoy the natural scenery at this stunning location.
Pick and choose which length of route is right for you and set off through the rural Conwy county. At 40 miles in its entirety, there is a lot of choice!
This short circular walk runs from the village of Groes through to the ancient woodland of Coed Shed which is rich in wildlife. This easy walk through wooded areas and country lanes takes just over an hour to complete.
Pack up a picnic and take the family to this beautiful park. Designed by Sir Joseph Paxton this is the first publicly funded park in Great Britain. With an adventure playground, cricket courts, fishing and a café in the fabulous glass pavilion you will never be short of things to do.
Explore the magnificent forest that is Coed Llandegla. Whether you?re a keen beginner or an experienced biker there is something for you. From challenging family routes, through fun off-road paths to hilly courses on tricky terrain; try the short 3 mile stretches or the more arduous 13 miles if you?re up for the challenge. There is also an award-winning cafe, which serves ?The Best Bacon Bap in Britain.?
Whether you?re a keen novice or an experienced rider, there is something for you at Bridlewood Riding Centre. Their instructors are B.H.S qualified and accompany all riders, ensuring a safe and fun day out is had by all. Join in on one of their pony clubs, take a ride on the beach or have a private lesson.
Founded in 1933 this is a glorious 18 hole members only golf club. There has been little change to this course over the years and with competitions held every Saturday and most Tuesdays this is must for the avid golfer.
Experience the tranquillity of this 18 hole parkland course. As you take your shot from each hole admire the beautiful views of the Welsh hills and take a minute to listen to birdsong from the nearby RSPB bird sanctuary. Relax in the pleasant surroundings of the club and talk about your game.
Mold Golf Club boasts an 18 hole uplands course, offering extensive views of the Clwyd Hills, Cheshire and the Peak District. Facilities include a practice ground, putting green and club house.
Originally a 9 hole course dating back to 1885 this club is packed with history. The fairways were used in the Second World War for vegetables and the course was re-established in 1946 and made into an 18 hole course in the 70's. Fabulous course which will challenge every golfer.
If you are going to play any golf course in North Wales then Conwy Golf Club is the one, this stunning links course has hosted many prestigious events. It is situated in a stunning location along the North Wales coast with lovely scenery of the sea and the mountains. The presentation and condition of the course is superb and the course itself offers many challenges even to the most accomplished players. You can be assured an enjoyable and pleasing game of golf when you play here. The contemporary clubhouse has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and provides marvellous views of the course, as you enjoy a drink and something to eat. With friendly and attentive staff, a great course and lovely clubhouse Conwy Golf Club is the perfect venue.
Llyn Brenig Sailing Club welcomes all ages and abilities. Located at a premier fishing reservoir and nature reserve, the sailing club is in a beautiful setting and has a full summer and winter sailing programme.
If you are looking for an adrenaline fuelled, fun packed family day, then High Ropes is the place for you. Negotiate tree top obstacles or take ""the plunge"" safe in the knowledge your harness and helmet will protect you. A unique and exhilarating day out!
ProAdventure will place you right in the centre of the excitement of outdoor activities, they are located in the scenic and beautiful Dee Valley, Llangollen. A range of activities and sports are available such as, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, gorge walking, abseiling, raft building and more. They offer everything from day activities to full training courses where you can learn a new skill. When you come to ProAdventure you are assured fun, excitement and thrills, the adrenaline will flow and the heart will be worked. The instructors are all professional and your safety and comfort is paramount, so you can rest assured you will be well looked after. They cater to all ages and abilities and you will be surprised at what you can learn whilst you are here. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and interactive and the equipment is excellent. Be prepared to get wet, and come away with a few bumps and bruises but definitely worth the experience. At the end you will be looking to come back and try another adventure! ProAdventure is a first class activity centre, great staff, equipment, location and real value for money.
White Water Tubing UK is the place to go if you are after fun, excitement and exhilaration. If you have an abundance of energy and nerves of steel or are looking to overcome some fears then you will not be disappointed, at White Water Tubing UK you are assured the best in outdoor adventures. They offer fully trained professional river guides, their numbers are restricted for everyones comfort and safety, they will familiarise you with the equipment and give you a complete safety talk before you commence your activities. You are fitted with premium wetsuits, neoprene socks, buoyancy aid, helmet and gloves, as well as transport. A selection of the activities on offer are white water rafting, white water tubing, stand up paddle boarding, archery, gorge walking, climbing and abseiling and paintballing. They are happy to adapt and cater to your individual/group needs and there are activities suitable to all ages and abilities. In between thundering the white rapids there are moments of tranquillity where you can enjoy the splendid scenery of the Dee River. With experienced and friendly staff, stunning scenery and first class equipment White Water Tubing UK offers an excellent package of fun and excitement at reasonable prices, great fun for all ages and abilities. Definitely recommended.
Safe and Sound Outdoors provides a choice of outdoor activities that are aimed at all ages and abilities. They are located in the Dee Valley, Llangollen, an area of stunning scenery. A selection of the activities they offer include abseiling, rock climbing, gorge walking, high ropes, canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking, paintballing and white water rafting. If you are looking for an activities that are energetic and exhilarating then you are at the perfect place. It is definitely the venue for adrenaline seekers or even if you want to test your boundaries and abilities. The staff are friendly and professional and immediately put you at ease, they give a full safety briefing before your activity and explain the equipment. The staff are fun, friendly and professional and only add to the experience. Don't worry about the weather you are assured a fantastic time, you will be getting wet so it doesn't matter if it rains! There are activities to suit all ages and abilities so a great time can be had by all. Safe and Sound Outdoors is definitely worth the visit and you will find yourself wanting to return to try the other activities on offer, well worth the money, and a great team of staff!
Ty Nant Outdoors is a centre for fun and excitement, and offers a range of activities and adventures from taster sessions through to professional outdoor qualifications. They offer a range of fun and exhilarating activities with canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, climbing, quad biking, bush craft, high ropes and abseiling being a taster of what is on offer here. The staff here are all professionally trained and safety is number one but they also ensure everyone has fun too, in addition all the equipment is excellent quality. You get full safety instructions and a talk through the equipment before you commence your activity. The staff are all friendly, informative and helpful and ensure your experience is memorable and fun. At Ty Nant Outdoors you are assured to get wet, very wet and also to have so much fun, despite the bumps and bruises! They offer activities to all ages and abilities so everyone can get involved. In summary Ty Nant Adventures is fun, exciting and is not to be missed, should definitely be experienced! Value for money too which is important.
Host to both professional and amateur events, this 130 acre course in rural Cheshire is a wonderful venue for a game of golf. Featuring an excellent Club House, with restaurant and bar it is also a lovely place to relax.
A beautiful 72 par, 18 hole golf course in the superb setting of Sutton Hall. With magnificent views over the Weaver Valley and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the course is a pleasure to play all year round.
Set amongst spectacular mountainous scenery Bala is the largest natural lake in Wales. This 4.5 mile long lake is popular for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Mountain biking, rock climbing and archery are among the non-water based activities on offer here.
Nature lovers should not miss out on a visit to The Hilbre Islands. With many species of birds to spot and land mammals to see you will not be disappointed. Ramblers also will love a trek along these unique islands.
Coed Trellyniau is an ancient woodland - among the last natural remnants of an ancient oak and ash forest which becomes covered with bluebells in the spring months.
This is an ideal destination for a day out whatever your age or interests. Experience nature close-up with magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle. There is also a shop and visitors centre to browse round.
Gors Maen Llwyd Nature Reserve is a heather moorland offering diverse habitats for wildlife including a plethora of bird species. The moorland is one of the Wildlife Trust's largest nature reserves on the northern shores of Llyn Brenig.
Formby Pinewoods is a beautiful natural landscape that supports a thriving ecosystem. Visitors can explore miles of coastal walkways and see foliage and wildlife in person. Breathtaking views of the sea are accessible as well as relaxing areas that are perfect for an afternoon picnic. Run, walk or jog through this place of tranquillity and admire the trees, sand dunes and coastal pinewoods visible along the way.
Spend a great day in the Clwydian Range biking, horse riding or just taking a stroll around one of Britain?s areas of outstanding natural beauty. With beautiful expanses of heathers, woodland and rocky outcrops, it is a spectacular place to enjoy the great outdoors. At the heart of this AONB, are Loggerheads and Moel Famau Country Parks which attract hundreds of thousands of visitors per year.
Located on the Wirral peninsula, the stunning gardens were founded in 1898 by the Liverpool cotton merchant, Arthur Kilpin Bulley. With displays featuring 15,000 plants over 64 acres, these impressive gardens are well worth a look. Admire the vast collections, sourced from all over the world and relax in the tranquil atmosphere that these gardens inspire.
Encompassing over 80 acres of stunning gardens this site is often referred to as one of the most beautiful of its type in the UK. It is located near the River Conwy with magnificent views across to Snowdonia. Split into two sections, the terraced gardens and informal lawns can by found in the upper garden and enjoy a shady vista. Whilst the lower section is home to the Wild garden and is known as the 'Dell'.
Located to the west of Conwy, the mountain has superb panoramic views across North Wales. If you visit in the summer months bell heather dominates the land and turns the mountain a lovely shade of purple. You can also follow the North Wales path and have a lovely walk around the area.
The original park opened in 1845 and attracted pleasure trippers for many years. Superb views from the park — you'll be sure to spot a number of passing ships. Keep your eyes peeled for numerous species of bird and some beautiful plantlife.
The stunning Coed Llandegla Forest is among the largest of all privately-owned recreation facilities in all of North Wales! Bicycle rentals are offered so visitors have more ways to see the natural beauty of the area. The grounds also include walking routes, trails, a bike shop and a convenient cafe.
Speke Hall is a gorgeous landmark with enormous visual appeal. It is rare among Tudor manor houses because of its timber frame. The exterior showcases exquisite black and white patterns while the interior features fully restored 19th century furnishings and decor. Lush green growth and manicured lawns surround the building, enticing visitors to take a stroll through the woods.
Farmer Ted's is a brand new farm park providing a safe environment and lots of hands on fun for families with children up to 12, although older children are welcome.
Situated on the promenade at Llandudno with views overlooking the sea, Venue Cymru is a conference centre, theatre and arena. A star line up brings its shows to the venue in a whole range of performances from stand up comedy, feel good musicals and music concerts from some of the biggest bands around.
The Arena and Convention Centre Liverpool is a popular place for events. The enormous auditorium can seat 1,350 people and features 18 break out rooms with 3.725 square metres of exhibition space for conventions and tradeshows. This beautiful modern facility includes a design that is unlike any other venue on the continent.
The Liverpool Town Hall is an important landmark found at the centre of the city. The interior is lavished in fine decor and furnishings to create a grand backdrop for special events and gatherings. Locals and travellers can plan weddings, conferences, celebrations and more. Those interested in hiring the venue should contact Town Hall to discuss arrangements and fees.
If you're looking for a bit of excitement during your stay in Liverpool, then stop by the Gala Leo Casino. This luxurious attraction features all the amenities you want with numerous games of chance. Win big or put in your best effort and have a great time in good company!
Enjoy the outdoors with Liverpool Watersports Centre! See the skyline and the many popular landmarks it includes while aboard a canoe, sailboat, paddle boat or watercraft of your choice. This attraction is conveniently located a mere 15 minutes on foot from the World Heritage Pier Head. Take a course, go on a kayaking adventure or hire a bike during your visit!
The Lantern Theatre sheds refreshing light on the world of entertainment. This exciting venue lingers on the fringe, pushing creativity to put together new shows for the stage. The setting is intimate and the organisation behind the Lantern is family-run. Get a taste of authentic, original entertainment at this must-see Liverpool attraction!
Jungle Rumble offers the most memorable indoor adventure golf experiences ever! Test your skills on one of two 18 hole courses. Visual elements recall images of the Indiana Jones films, with temple ruins, a secret swamp and live volcano cave. Navigate a captivating landscape while enjoying a good round of golf that will keep everyone engaged! Party services and an on-site cafe are available.
The Epstein Theatre has been welcoming guests to its Hanover Street location since 1913. Previously called the Cranes Music Hall, then the Cranes Theatre and the Neptune Theatre, the Epstein is a testament to a century of live entertainment. Extensive refurbishing and re-branding have produced the current incarnation of this highly regarded venue.
The Liverpool Actors Studio is a popular theatre that offers an intimate setting that features fringe entertainment in Liverpool. The venue hosts classes and workshops for budding writers and actors throughout the year. Many unique productions are presented, including many new tales. Visitors should check with the theatre for show times and admission rates.
The Everyman Playhouse in Liverpool is a venue that is not afraid to present the radical. The theatre was established in 1964 inside the Hope Hall. The venue became well-known for its reputation of ground breaking work that drew in the bohemian community thriving in the area. Travellers can contact the Everyman Playhouse for upcoming show schedules and admission fees.
The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art is run as a charity with the purpose of promoting arts and culture through visual art and lively exhibitions and education programmes. The Academy is a dynamic, light and airy art gallery that displays up to nine diverse exhibitions each year. On show here is a best mix of contemporary fine art done in the classic methods by artists that live and work in Wales. The gallery is well appointed and the rooms are well laid out so the art work gets maximum exposure. They also run a choice of interesting educational activities and workshops for those aged three and onwards, classes include Adult Master Classes, Life Drawing Sessions, Lectures, Saturday Art Club and much more. There is a shop where you can buy various items such as cards, books, jewellery and crafts, a lot of the art work is also available to buy. The gallery is closed on Sundays and generally Mondays, but does open on Bank holiday Mondays. With ever changing displays there is always something new to see here, the Royal Cambrian Academy of Arts is a great place to see art in a relaxed and friendly environment, definitely worth a visit.
If you're looking for a good time and great entertainment, stop by the Liverpool Empire theatre. This popular entertainment venue hosts a wide range of productions, including many world-famous shows. See everything from burlesque to ballet as seasoned actors recreate favourite tales and create brand new stories that will become fast favourites.
Unity Theatre presents a unique entertainment experience that focuses on improving the overall quality of the performing arts. See the results of innovation, diversity and creativity on the stage. This location earned the Best Performing Venue award presented at the Mersey Partnership Tourism awards event. Travellers should check ahead for upcoming show times.
Music lovers should not miss the chance to take in a concert at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. This beautiful venue is home to the oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra in the United Kingdom. It has served as a key component in the area's cultural history since 1840.Travellers should check with the venue to learn more about upcoming show times and admission rates.
Chavasse Park is a peaceful stretch of green space found right at the heart of Liverpool. This lush landscape provides a lovely place for a family picnic or a quick stroll in the fresh air. After spending the afternoon shopping or wandering, take a break at Chavasse Park and admire the manicured gardens and seasonal events.
The Big Wheel in Liverpool is the best way to get a good look at the local area. Climb aboard and relax as this enormous hoop of metal lifts each bucket to amazing heights. A total of 42 capsules are included, each is fully enclosed with air conditioning so you stay comfortable as you elevate.
Fans of the music scene must check out CoverStar Experiences. This Liverpool entertainment company offers stag and hen parties, children's parties and professional solo recording services. Work with a knowledgeable company to produce new music or create a memorable event by incorporating CoverStar into the festivities for any special occasion.
Llangollen Canal Walk crosses the border between England and Wales. It is the mixture of stunning countryside and astounding engineering that make it so popular. The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct takes the canal over the River Dee and is an incredible 125 feet high, the canal is unprotected along one side and is quite hair raising if travelling in a narrow boat as it gives the effect of a sheer drop, definitely worth experiencing, the path is narrow but there are lots of warning signs. Also of interest is Chirk Tunnel that runs for 421 metres. Running through the rural countryside, the canal is frequented by walkers, joggers and cyclists, there are a few spots that are particularly lovely, like Horseshoe Falls and Blake Mere. If you continue along the canal it will take you to the slopes of Snowdonia. The area is peaceful and tranquil and offers many places of interest to visit, or stop for some refreshments. The canal can be enjoyed by foot or by hiring a boat or taking a canal boat ride trip, great fun for all ages.
Dance, opera, world music, comedy, food and drink - you can enjoy all of these and more at the Royal International Pavilion in Llangollen, North Wales. This is a venue for theatre as well as exhibitions and concerts.
Llangollen Wharf Boat Trips gives customers the opportunity to experience the beauty of one of the most scenic places around, Llangollen Wharf and the Dee Valley, now part of a World Heritage site. There are various options to see the canal, either by a horse drawn boat trip that takes you along the feeder for the main canal, or a motorised aqueduct boat trip that will take you over the infamous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Or you can hire a day boat that will accommodate up to ten people, making for a great family day out, they come fully equipped for your convenience. The pick up point is at the Wharf and located here is a tea room and gift shop where you can enjoy a leisurely drink before embarking, from here there are pleasant views of the canal and town. If you are interested in taking the aqueduct trip you can pre-order lunches and cream teas. All boat options offer you the chance to revel in the peace and tranquillity of the area as you enjoy the local wildlife and stunning scenery while your guide will depart his knowledge of the local area in a running commentary. The guides are all very friendly and informative.The prices are reasonable considering what you get, definitely worth the experience as it provides great photo opportunities and a chance to experience some amazing engineering feats and sights. Perfect for all ages.
A great interactive museum which aims to make science more fun and accessible. Learn about science in the past, present and future in this fascinating educational attraction. Admire the view from the rooftop observatory and solve the mystery at the ?Catalyst Crime Scene.? Suitable for all ages and great fun for kids, get involved at Catalyst.
Go on a wild adventure at Knowsley Safari Park! This family-friendly attraction lets visitors learn about nature and the wildlife that thrives within it. See everything from Siberian Tigers and African Lions to Rheas, Cape buffalo, white rhinos, deer and much more. Events and school programmes are also hosted at the park.
The building of this cathedral commenced in the 13th century and today it is reputed to be the smallest ancient cathedral in Great Britain. Many visitors say that this cathedral is a true hidden gem.
This historic house is set in 260 acres of parkland and boasts a museum and formal gardens. Visitors can get their photo taken dressed in Victorian costume and visit practice trenches from World War I.
This park offers a museum with an attractive collection of original and reconstructed local buildings including a 16th century farmhouse. There is also an indoor activity area, adventure play area and a host of farmyard animals.
Outstanding art gallery within a breath-taking building of beautiful architectural design. Established by William Hesketh Lever and opened in 1922 it features exquisite exhibits from artists such as John Constable and Josiah Wedgewood.
For the ultimate Victorian garden village experience visit Port Sunlight. Built by William Hesketh Lever as homes for his soap factory workers prepare to be astounded at his fabulous buildings. Pop into the museum and discover tales of former residents and view some household artefacts.
Plas Mawr is an Elizabethan townhouse that can be dated to the 16th century and is the best town house of this era in Britain. Built by a Robert Wyn who was a prominent merchant at the time, he wanted a house to reflect his social standing and Plas Mawr certainly achieves this, it is grand and ostentatious. As you wander through the various rooms you can't help but notice the wealth and craftsmanship here, from meticulous plaster work in the hall, that has been repainted in striking original colours to the plaster work ceilings and friezes and adept carpentry and gorgeous decoration. The house is representative of how it would have been so you get a real picture of life back then, the preservation is excellent. Throughout the house the initials RW together with various crests and coats of arms can be found so you don't forget who the owner of this marvellous house was. There are multi-sensory displays available so that you can get to know the history of Plas Mawr as well as guides who are friendly and informative, have lots of interesting facts and will happily answer any questions you might have. You can take the audio tour or explore at your own leisure. Plas Mawr is an interesting and beautiful house with loads to explore, and gives a real insight into the history of this era, it is suitable for families and is definitely worth a visit.
The regal Royal Liver Building is a prominent feature along one of the most famous waterfront views in the world. Constructed in 1911, this handsome structure was the tallest in Europe at the time. Today the exterior maintains its classic appeal while the interior has been updated to provide a comfortable, modern setting.
The Beatles helped shape modern music. Fans can learn more about the live and history of the Fab Four with the Beatles Story, a collection of attractions that shed light on decade's of music and the personalities behind it. See permanent installations featuring art, photos, memorabilia that tells the tale of the band as well as each member's solo careers.
The Merseyside Maritime Museum provides a detailed look at important events and live at sea. Visitors can explore the museum's enormous collection to view artefacts taken from the Titanic as well as exhibits that focus on the life of a sailor and military history. Other items include paintings, documents, model ships and much more!
The appropriately named Open Eye Gallery contains a vast collection of photographs and related media. Guests can explore images focused on a wide range of themes and subjects, each of which contributes its unique composition to the art of photography. The collection launched in 1977 and was the first dedicated photography gallery in the United Kingdom.
Conwy Castle is a fantastic example of a remaining medieval fortification, erected in the 13th century, it has a long and varied history and continues to dominate the town. Today this imposing structure still has its high towers and curtain walls and it is said to have a resident ghost!. At the time it was one of the most expensive castles King Edward I built, and is a perfect illustration of a concentric castle design. The castle is situated on a narrow rocky outcrop, it has two fortified gateways, eight colossal towers and a great bow-shaped hall. The views from the battlements are astounding you can see far across the mountains and sea. The interior is equally impressive, within the outer ward there is a great hall, chambers, wine cellar and kitchen and the more protected inner ward was where the private chambers were and the royal chapel, it gives a good illustration of how the royals would have lived here. There is lots of information pertaining to the history of the castle on the walls and children can do the quiz or get involved in the treasure hunt as they wander around and explore. Please note that the towers have spiral staircases so there are is a lot of climbing involved so might not suit everyone and sensible shoes would be best. Conwy Castle is an enjoyable and interesting day out for all, plenty to explore and stunning views and all at a reasonable price.
This National Trust property is the only medieval merchant's house in Conway and is believed to be the oldest town house in Wales. Dating from the 14th century, this popular visitor attraction has survived a turbulent history over nearly six centuries long. Experience life as it was back then through audio visual presentation.
Take a tour around the globe without leaving Liverpool at the World Museum. This fascinating venue contains a huge collection of exhibits, artefacts and specimens. Learn about natural history, meet living creatures or find out what's lurking in the depths of outer space. See the bug house or observe colourful fish as they swim by in the aquarium.
The Pier Head is an important cultural and heritage point. This is where the Three Graces come together, including the Royal Liver Building, Port of Liverpool building and Cunard Building. Bring your camera because you will want to capture photographs of this stunning skyline, which is world renowned. The area also includes the Museum of Liverpool, Mersey Ferry and much more!
The Liverpool Cathedral is an important landmark because of its religious and architectural significance. Constructed soon after the turn of the 20th century, this beautiful building was finally completed in 1978 - a total of 74 challenging years. Curious historians and devout pilgrims can visit the cathedral to behold its graceful elegance and/or participate in services.
The Walker Art Gallery encourages creativity and audience engagement. The collections encompass a wide range of mediums and themes, including perspective, negative space, relief pieces and much more. The organisation hosts many exciting exhibitions and events throughout the year. Visitors should check with the gallery to learn more about upcoming schedules and admission fees.
St. George's Hall is a gorgeous example of neo-classical architecture. This Grade I building was founded in the early 1800s to serve the local populace as a triennial music festival venue. The landmark was neglected during the 1980s but was extensively refurbished and re-opened in 2007. Today visitors and locals can enjoy unique performances and gatherings at St. George's Hall.
Travel back to the 1950s by stepping inside the Hardmans' House. This unique attraction creates a dramatic contrast between cluttered living quarters and open business rooms that were frequented by well-known portrait photographer Edward Chambre Hardman. He, along with his wife Margaret, resided here for four decades and managed to change nothing while keeping everything.
St. Luke's Church sustained significant damage during the Liverpool Blitz in 1941. The building suffered tremendously from an incendiary device however it still stands today as a reminder of one of the most troubled periods in human history. Travellers can marvel at this beautiful bombed out church, which was featured in a book by Bryan McCahey.
The Princes Road Synagogue was founded in 1874 to provide a place of worship to the area's fast growing Jewish community. The landmark sustained significant damage after an arson attack in 1979. Repairs were made and the synagogue was re-consecrated, successfully overcoming the crime. Today visitors can stop by and explore an exhibition of religious artefacts and attend various events hosted throughout the year.
The Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King is a beautiful example of dramatic architecture. The location serves as the Roman Catholic Diocese mother church in Liverpool. The current structure is the result of four attempts and more than 100 years of dreaming and planning. Visitors can come and learn more about this religious landmark's history and participate in events.
The Plaza Cinema is an independent venue that is run by volunteers. It was established in 1939 but was immediately closed due to regulations enforced due to the start of the war the very same day. Plans were being made to redevelop the site in 1995, but a local 12 year old school boy started an effort to save the landmark. Today it survives through the hard work and commitment of selfless supporters.
St. Michael's invites travellers and local residents to join its congregation. This beautiful church features a cosy setting with a diverse and active community. Services are held weekly and the public is welcome to stop by and participate. St. Michael's is a Grade I iron church. See the archaeological and spiritual beauty of this important Liverpool landmark.
For more than 25 years, Albert Dock has served as an example of innovative engineering. Today the location serves as a popular local attraction which provides lovely waterfront atmosphere with much to see and do. Many enticing eateries are available as well as cultural and heritage related landmarks, including the Merseyside Maritime Museum.
The Sudley House transports visitors back in history. This charming Victorian era merchant's home has been completely furnished with exquisite period furniture and gorgeous paintings. Visitors can explore each room and experience a piece of history in person. A variety of history-themed events are also hosted at the location, including exhibits of beautiful 20th century clothing.
Historians and the curious will love exploring the massive collections found at the Victoria Gallery and Museum in Liverpool. This important attraction boasts a wide range of artefacts and exhibits that include art and curiosities. See what Victorian dental surgery was like, admire a selection of fine art or observe terrifying nightmares in a bottle.
The Stanley Street Quarter in Liverpool is an important cultural and social area that supports the LGBT community. Visitors can explore this area to find a wide range of pubs, bars, clubs and much more. Smaller unique retail outlets can also be found as well as offices and residential properties.
20 Forthlin Road was the home of Beatle Paul McCartney before he rose to stardom. This quaint landmark is under the ownership and management of the National Trust because of its cultural significance. Many early songs were composed and rehearsed at the property. Travellers can book a tour and see the fully furnished abode in person.
Spend some time at the blacksmith's forge and then visit the pump house, stables and power hall. Visitors can learn how to build a boat and discover how the canal workers? lives have changed over time along Porter?s Row. Take a boat trip along the canal and uncover the intriguing history of the Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal.
See a place that was important to one of the most significant figures in music history. Mendips, found at 251 Menlove Avenue, was the home of John Lennon. This location is now managed and protected by the National Trust because of its importance as a cultural landmark. Step back in time and see what life was like for a young John Lennon.
St. Peter's Church invites residents and visitors to join in to celebrate God's love. This prominent religious organisation holds regular services as well as activities and events for groups. Children's groups for 10 and under as well as youth groups for ages 11 to 18 are available as well as adult interest groups.
Prepare to be entertained at the Woolton Picture House! This venue presents an eclectic selection of fine filmmaking. Visitors can sit back, relax and enjoy modern films including new releases. The schedule also contains choice classic movies and special seasonal bookings. Stop by and take in a show at the Woolton Picture House!
The National Trust Liverpool Centre was established in 1961. It's goal was to promote and support the important work of the National Trust. The site is beautiful to look at, with well-manicured lawns and stunning woodwork. Seasonal events are hosted here as well as intriguing lectures on conservation, horticulture and regional culture.
Lovehistory presents a new, exciting way to immerse yourself in the past. This exciting attraction features a team of skilled actors and crew who put on theatrical performances that tell the tales of old. Learn about real people who were key in the development of Liverpool and watch as their participation in history is recreated on the stage.
Accompanied by your Roman guide; journey into the past on this delightful tour of Chester. Discover the fascinating history of this ancient city and the many secrets hidden well below the streets. Factual and fun, this tour is a truly unique way to learn about Chester?s long, intriguing past.
Huyton is a quaint town that is currently recognised as the Knowsley council headquarter as well as the home of the National Wildflower Centre. You'll love exploring the streets, taking in aged architecture while enjoying the many amenities offered by local businesses. Don't miss this popular destination during your stay!
Llangollen Railway is predominately a steam hauled heritage railway positioned next to the historic Dee bridge, on certain dates they do run Diesel locomotive and Heritage Railcar services. The line runs beside the River Dee and the whole section has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The line extends for 7 1/2 miles upstream, starting at Llangollen Station and finishing at Carrog. From the time you purchase your ticket at the Victorian inspired ticket office you are transported back to the nostalgic era of steam travel when the railroads were king and the main mode of travel. The railway is positioned inside an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this is clearly obvious as you travel through the Dee Valley. The sights are stunning and continually change as you continue on your journey, all carriages offer spectacular views. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the rolling countryside as the motion of the train and whooshes of steam soothe you. You can stay on the train for the entire route or disembark at a number of stops to explore, take a walk along the designated routes, see the sights or have a picnic, some stations have a cafe that serve drinks, snacks and hot meals. At Llangollen Station there is a gift shop that sells items of railroad memorabilia, it is only open certain days. Throughout the year the railway operates a number of events so it is worth checking to see what is taking place. The staff are friendly, the stations and trains are lovely and clean and the facilities are great a credit to all the hard working volunteers. Llangollen Railway offers a fantastic day out for everyone, all ages will love the train journey, a real journey back in time. It is also very reasonably priced so makes for a great family day out.
Plas Newydd, started off as a modest cottage where two ladies welcomed many famous visitors, including Wordsworth, Wellington and many more notable people of this era. Gradually it was turned into a Gothic apparition of protruding stained glass and intricately carved oak. Today this impressive and stunning residence is home to an exhibit of some of the personal possessions of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, there is also an audio tour that assists in bringing their intriguing story to life. The audio tour allows you to see the house at your own pace and clearly explains the history of the house and the all about the unusual wood panels. Outside the gardens and topiary are beautiful and are certainly worth taking the time to enjoy and explore and also the riverside walk. Within in the stable block are tea rooms where you can enjoy some light refreshments, everything is home cooked and delicious. The house is open everyday expect Tuesday, from April through to September. There is a small entrance fee to the house but it is well worth the money for what is available, the gardens are free. Plas Newydd transports you back in time to a period of refinement and elegance. In the summer months a number of events usually take place in the gardens so it is definitely worth looking to see what might be taking place. Plas Newydd is a stunning and mesmerising house and will delight any visitors, certainly worth a visit.