Where to stay, where to eat, recommended shops, visitor attractions, and getting there and away, as featured in the TV series Globe Trekker: England and Wales.
The County Hotel
CT1 2RX, UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 1227 766266 Fax: +44 (0) 1227 451512
Prices start from £52.50 per person per night for B&B.
Landmark Trust properties
Telephone: +44 (0) 1628 825925
The Landmark Trust is a charity that takes old dilapidated buildings and restores them to their former glory; you can stay any where from a lighthouse to a castle.
Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel, Snowdonia National Park
Wales LL55 4NT
Telephone:+44 (0) 1286 870211
A base for the first Everest climbing expedition training, Pen-y-Gwryd Hotel, at the foot of the Mount Snowdon Horseshoe, remains a delightful and useful lodging for those exploring the Welsh mountains and has stunning views. Hillary memorabilia hangs in the cosy public area and bar, and hikers with packs and boots are as welcome as road travelers. Reach Pen-y-Gwryd along the A4086 Llanberis to Capel Curig road and the A498 from Beddgelert. The hotel sits at the intersection.
Huge Edwardian bathtubs, a mountain-stream fed swimming pond (cold but fun!), sauna, and endless hot water soothe the walk-weary. The dining room serves set meals at set hours, and elegant food and wine (£20 pounds for dinner), but dress is come-as-you-are. The kitchen prepares packed lunch for walkers on request and breakfasts are generous. Loaded with a quirky atmosphere, this is a great place to stay. Rooms are quiet and small but pleasant, costing from £28 ($45) to £35 ($60) pounds per night.
Climb Mount Snowdon, Wales
Plas Y Brenin (as used by Globe Trekker)
Contact: Martin Doyle
Tel: +44 (0) 1690 720214
Fax: +44 (0) 1690 720394
PYB are a highly efficient group based in the National Park and come highly recommended for guiding you though Snowdonia.
Outdoor pursuits in West Wales
1 High Street
(+44) (0)1437 721611
Great outdoor adventures in Pembrokeshire’s best landscapes: activities, weekends, short breaks in West Wales. surfing, kayaking, coasteering®, rock climbing.
(+44)(0) 1646 672764
Historic sites and attractions
Battle of Trafalgar 200th celebration in Portsmouth
HMS Victory stands today as the world’s oldest commissioned warship. Still manned by Officers and Ratings of the Royal Navy, the Victory has seen over 200 years of almost continuouss service. Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the flagship of the Second Sea Lord and as a living museum to the Georgian navy. Portsmouth.
Canterbury Cathedral in Kent
11 The Precincts
CT1 2EH, UK
Tel +44(0) 1227-762862
Fax +44(0) 1227-865222
CT16 1HN, UK
T: 01304 211067
SL4 6DW, UK
Telephone: +44 (0) 1753 671000
Thanks to Rebecca Hunkin for all her assistance with setting up Globe Trekker’s visit to Eton College, 600-year-old boy’s private school.
PL24 2SG, UK
Giant artificial nature environments inside three giant greenhouses – an educational nature resource.
Proper Cornish handmake with care the very best quality cornish pasties, made with only the finest, freshest ingredients sourced locally from Cornwall wherever possible.
A one of a kind medieval Jousting Festival, with over 1000 re-enactors hamming it up at a privately owned castle in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside, this is not to be missed.
The mother of all music and arts festivals
Kent Tourist Alliance
For more information on what to see and do in Kent, call the Kent Tourism Alliance on +44 (0) 1271 336 020
Tourism website for England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.
Learning Welsh, Welsh Music and Welsh History and Stuff
Telephone: +44 (0) 2920 300800
For links to all kinds of Welsh experience – a one stop shop if you are interested in Welsh and Wales with online Welsh music radio and an online shop with Welsh music and language CDs.
By Sophie Mitchell