North Wales - Stay in a castle this May Bank HolidayPosted: 2010-05-14
I don't normally post accommodation specials in the Heritage Travel blog, but this one caught my eye. You can get a good last-minute holiday and a slice of history at the same time. Bryn Bras, an authentic castle in North Wales, is offering a special Bank Holiday break. Details:
Bryn Bras Castle in Llanrug near Llanberis is set in 32 acres of Snowdonia’s finest scenery and is the perfect getaway for anyone seeking a uniquely different castle break this May bank holiday weekend. Bryn Bras is offering a special May Bank Holiday castle break exclusive to via the Breaks North Wales website. Breaks include two nights for two persons at £268 or three nights for £368 or four nights for £468. Included in the price is a Cadw Explorer Pass for two adults for two days, which allows free entry into the many historic sites operated by Cadw.
Bryn Bras Castle is Grade II* listed, and in the past it has opened its doors to such luminaries as HRH Edward Prince of Wales and Prime Minister David Lloyd George, both of whom stayed at the castle when it was the home of millionaire Duncan Elliot Alves in the early years of the twentieth century.
The castle was built in the Neo-Romanesque style on the foundations of a much earlier building between 1829 and 1835 for Thomas Williams and designed by Thomas Hopper, the man responsible for nearby Penrhyn Castle. The castle has five individual apartments sleeping between 2 and 4 people. The self-catering apartments are furnished to a high standard, and each includes a TV, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, cooking and kitchen appliances plus fresh bed linen, extra blankets and towels.
The Breaks North Wales website seems to have now been absorbed into the official VisitWales website.