A delightful drive through the scenic Vale of Clwyd – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Clwydian range of hills on the left hand side. Your guide will tell you stories of healing spas, Medieval castles, Civil War and famous people born here such as Henry Morton Stanley, who found Dr Livingstone. This was the battleground of English Kings and Welsh Princes and the home of North Wales’ own Elizabeth Taylor who made marriage a hobby.
St Marchella’s Church, Denbigh
St Marcella’s is a fine Grade I listed Vale of Clwyd church with lovely views towards Moel Famau. This stunning piece of architecture contains many memorials to Denbigh men and women of the past including a particularly noteworthy alabaster tomb to Sir John Salusbury (Sion y Bodiau) and his wife. Coffee stop along with chance to browse the church, after your guide has introduced you to the key points of reference to explore.
Lunch at Café R in Ruthin
Café R is a family run venue, set in the heart of the Ruthin Craft Centre. After your a two course locally sourced lunch followed by tea or coffee, there will be a short talk by Silas Jones, one of the owners of the café and staunch supporter of using local ingredients in all of the café’s menus.
Patchwork Paté, Ruthin
From the stove in her kitchen, Margaret Carter started Patchwork Paté trying different products until she found her niche – paté. This is one of the top family run businesses in North Wales who supply not only royalty but celebs of such high profile they are not allowed to name them. Following the talk you will then get to try some of the different varieties for yourself to find your favourite and perhaps take a sample home of the shop.
Time permitting we end our day at the extended Tweedmill just outside St Asaph for a final browse around the thousands of items this factory outlet has to offer, before heading back to your cruise ship in Liverpool or your hotel.
- Your personal top level Wales Tour Guide for 2 course lunch with tea and coffee
- Entrance to the church with tea/coffee
- Patchwork Pate talk and demo
- Quality 49 seater coach