Hi -- I'm starting to build our itinerary for a 2-week trip to North Wales in May. We want to see castles and do some hiking, and we have to take public transportation (I can't drive), so we're planning on taking the Cambrian Coast railway via Arriva Trains Wales. Here's where we want to go -- any suggestions/feedback? Other places we should visit?
Day 1: London/travel to Birmingham
overnight in Birmingham
Day 2: Travel to... (somewhere in mid-Wales)
Then, in whichever order makes sense:
Portmeirion/ride Ffestiniog railway
Caenarfon (yet another castle)
Beddgelert (home base for Snowdonia?)
Isley of Anglesey (more castle)
On return, one day in Bristol, then fly out from London.
Thanks for your suggestions!