North Wales Castles

What is the best way to get from ferry terminal coming from Dublin to the two or three best north wales castles? I would think bus or train? Any B and B recommendations for those on a budget? Perhaps three nights in the area and then train to London. Any thoughts would be great.

Posted by Kathleen
Camano Island, WA, usa
331 posts

The Castles in Northern Wales are a distance apart and not very convenient to public transportation. If you can not rent a car for the 3 days, maybe there is a small tour company...hopefully others will let you know. Then take the train to London. All levels of B & Bs are available...just check with the local Tourist Info Office. We stayed on a sheep farm on Anglessy and went to Beaumaris Castle from there.

Posted by JumpinBug
BC, Canada
345 posts

I took the train to Bangor, and made that my base. From there, I took buses to Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Conwy, and Llanberis. Loved it, can't wait to go back. Edited to add... Public transport was cheap, easy, and convenient. I wanted to go to Harlech, but found it more complicated, but all the above were done with ease.

Posted by pam
edmonton, canada
59 posts

we also made Bangor our base and bought a bus pass... went to all the places JumpinBug mentioned as well as a day in Snowdonia. Bus pass was inexpensive and convenient.