Thursday 28th July 2022

Conwy Castle & Bodnant Gardens

Leicester, Nottingham, Derby

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The Experience

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Join the Northern Belle luxury train on a day excursion to one of the most picturesque castles in Great Britain.

Sitting at the mouth of the River Conwy, nestled next to the modern harbour the giant stucture sits majestically and is just waiting to be explored. Giant curtain walls and eight huge round towers give the castle its unique and intimidating presence.

After our trip to the past we bring things right up to date with a visit to the vibrant and beautiful Bodnant Gardens. Spanning 80 acres and looking out towards Snowdonia, this garden is designed to flourish throughout the year with a variety of plants and flowers that represent each glorious season.

The journey however is just as important as the destination. In the morning our stewards welcome you aboard the Northern Belle and escort you to your comfortable seat. Elegant tables laid with starched tablecloths, uniquely-branded silverware and highly-polished glasses complement the luxurious carriages.

Fine dining is a highlight of every journey and, once you have settled in, a delicious brunch with a Bellini is served as you travel towards Wales. On the return, a sumptuous five course meal awaits accompanied by fine wine and a glass of sparkling champagne. What a wonderful way to explore the very best of Britain.

INCLUDES

  • Round-trip travel aboard the Northern Belle luxury train
  • Welcome drink; a sparkling Bellini Cocktail
  • Fine-dining
  • Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Coach transfers
  • Admission into Conwy Castle
  • Admission into National Trust Bodnant Gardens
  • Champagne reception back on board
  • Sumptuous four-course dinner: British seasonal table d'hôte menu including Great British cheese board, biscuits and chutneys
  • A bottle of wine per couple
  • Tea, coffee and petit fours

BODNANT GARDENS:

Nestling in the Snowdonian foothills of North Wales, Bodnant Garden was forged by the Victorian vision of one extraordinary man, honed by his descendants and is today cherished by visitors the world over.

Established in 1874 by scientist, businessman and politician Henry Pochin, he and his family filled the garden with plants collected by famous global explorers such as Ernest Wilson, George Forrest and Harold Comber.

Cared for by the National Trust since 1949, Bodnant is a garden of firsts – home to the earliest and grandest laburnum arch built in 1880, to Britain’s earliest magnolias introduced from China in the late 1800s and to unique rhododendron hybrids which were born and bred here from the 1920s.

A garden for all seasons

Today it is home to exotic plants from the Blue Poppy of the Himalayas to the Fire Bush of the Andes, as well as five National Collections - of Magnolia, Embothrium, Eucryphia, Rhododendron forrestii and Bodnant Rhododendron Hybrids. It is also boasts Wales’ largest collection of UK Champion Trees, which provide a year-round spectacle.

In spring, enjoy swathes of daffodils, camellias, magnolias, and rhododendrons; the heady sight and scent of roses, lily ponds, herbaceous beds and buzzing wildflower meadows in summer; a kaleidoscope of rich leaf colour in autumn; and sparkling, frosted landscapes in winter.

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Leicester Station

7:30
Departs
Leicester
11:30
Arrives
Llandudno Junction
17:05
Departs
Llandudno Junction
21:05
Arrives
Leicester
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Nottingham Station

8:15
Departs
Nottingham
11:30
Arrives
Llandudno Junction
17:05
Departs
Llandudno Junction
20:20
Arrives
Nottingham
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Derby Station

8:50
Departs
Derby
11:30
Arrives
Llandudno Junction
17:05
Departs
Llandudno Junction
19:45
Arrives
Derby
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Timings are provisional and subject to Network Rail confirmation 7 days prior to departure.

PLEASE NOTE 

  • Bookings of one or two attract a surcharge of £90 for a private table for two
  • All timings shown on this website are for your guidance only—a confirmed schedule will be supplied with your travel documents
  • Please ensure you bring your travel documents on the day of your journey
  • If booking up to eight (8) weeks prior to departure, a non-refundable 15% deposit is required to secure your seats
  • Payment is required in full if you are booking within eight (8) weeks of travel
  • Full payment and cancellation details can be found in our Terms and Conditions page >

Our Best Available rate is subject to availability at time of booking, it is not applicable for parties of 12 or more. Please contact [email protected] for group pricing.

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