Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

North Wales Tour Was a Big Hit

My recent Coach Trip entitled "North Wales Tour" turned out to be an even bigger hit than usual.

A good turnout of people left St. Margarets Bus Station in Leicester in the morning, and this time the party included, not just people from the Leicestershire area, but also visitors from Burma and Romania.

I always make a stop in the morning where one can buy tea, coffee, cakes etc, and it is always at a place where there is something interesting to see as well as just getting refreshments. This time it was at the Dobbies Garden Centre on the edge of Shrewsbury.

Moving into Wales, we pased through Llangollen, catching a glimpse of the amazing Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

Our first proper stop was at Betws-y-Coed, where some sampled the superb ice cream, some visited the railway centre and some investigated the ancient parish church.

From there on, the scenery became even more impressive as we moved into Snowdonia with mountains all around us. We drove through the fantastic Llanberis Pass and made a stop at Llanberis, where again there is plenty to see, including the Snowdon Mountain Railway and the Welsh National Slate Museum.

Our final stop of the tour was at Conwy, one of Edward I`s fortified towns with one of his splendid castles and a delightful quayside. Conwy was probably the most popular of the three stops.

On the way home we stopped again, this time at Norton Canes Services where of course coffee etc was procured.

My Visitors` Book received such comments as "thanks for a brilliant trip", "we really appreciated the whole trip", "another great day out, Wales was beautiful", "a really good day, dramatic countryside, I especially enjoyed Conwy, a lovely town by the sea", "yet another interesting and scenic day out", "many thanks again Colin, your commentary was as usual very interesting" and "I will definitely come again".