We are staying in Chester for a few days as a home base in July, and I have one free night that I don't have reservations for (the last night before we fly out of Manchester Airport). The flight leaves at 1:05pm and we'll need to be able to drive to the airport, drop off the rental car, and go through security in plenty of time to catch the flight, so that will determine how far away from Manchester we can stay.
We already plan to do a day in Chester, as well as visit Liverpool, Caernarfon Castle, Plas Mawr & Conwy Castle and/or bronze age copper mines. I have a couple of questions:
1- Is there anyplace worth staying close enough to Manchester to catch our flight out but far enough out to be a destination? I'd prefer local flavor or something with a unique bent over a hotel room as long as it's not astronomically priced. We will be checking out of the place in Chester the day before our flight out, so we'll have the whole day to sightsee. I've been to the Wales website but am having a hard time narrowing it down and thought I'd ask here. Would love something prehistoric but it's hard to tell if any of the sites are worth it in that area.
2- Is the Barclodiad y Gawres Burial Chamber worth seeing (this would be while we are staying in Chester since they are only open on weekends, so this is not for the last night before flying out)?
Thanks in advance.