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The National Trust provides insurance cover for Supporter Group members taking part in activities. You can see more details here. This cover is limited. On our short breaks you will not be covered for loss of personal property, or for cancellation if you cannot go on the holiday. If you do not already have travel insurance you may wish to consider arranging your own cover.


Four nights

Twin or Double £495pp

Single £595pp (only 8 available)

Non-member supplement £10

Includes bed and breakfast, dinner  and property entry*

£100pp deposit on booking

*Non-National Trust members will have to pay for entry to Bodnant Garden


Bodelwyddan Castle

Bodnant Garden


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by 16 February 2024


North Wales 10th to 14th June 2024



We will stay at Bodelwyddan (pronounced bod-el-with-an), a Warner Leisure Hotel. This is a Grade II listed Victorian building near the North Wales coast, not far from Snowdonia. It’s set within the grounds of a romantic castle, but with all the amenities of a modern hotel, including a superb range of leisure facilities, numerous daily activities, and nightly live entertainment. The hotel has had a £6m renovation and is rated AA 4* .

Hotel facilities include a pool, a gym and a spa. You can try archery, rifle shooting, croquet, and bowls, or just enjoy walks in the extensive grounds. Indoors there are various lounges where you can have afternoon tea, play board games, or simply sit quietly and read.


Here is a brief outline of what we’ll be doing.

Monday 10 June

Leave Swanage at 9am, with the usual pickups, to travel to Bodelwyddan with various stops, probably including Gloucester Services.

Tuesday 11 June

Morning free to enjoy facilities. Leave hotel to go to the National Trust’s world-famous Bodnant Garden (£15 entry for non-NT members). Leave at 5pm to return to hotel.

Wednesday 12 June

Travel to Caernarfon with coffee stop en route. Time in Caernarfon for sightseeing and lunch. Leave at 1.30 for the picturesque town of Beddgelert, then return to hotel passing Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and Betws-y-Coed.

Thursday 13 June

Leave hotel at 9.30 for morning and lunch in Llandudno. Return via scenic route, including St Asaph, Britain’s second smallest city, to be back at hotel mid-afternoon.

Friday 14 June

Leave around 9.30 for return travel to Swanage with various stops, probably including Gloucester Services again.


The cost covers travel, and breakfast (at 8.30am) and dinner (at 6.30pm) at the hotel. Gratuities for the coach driver and the hotel staff are also included.

Refreshments en route and at the places we visit will be at your own expense.

Bodnant Garden is a  National Trust property. If you’re not a Trust member (or you forget to bring your membership card!) you’ll have to pay for entry. We will need to know about Trust membership so that we can give the property advance notice of how many people in our group are members and how many will be paying for entry.

One night

Twin or Double £170pp

Single £215pp (only 8 available)

Non-member supplement £10

Includes bed and breakfast, dinner  and property entry*

*Figures are provisional. Non-National Trust members will have to pay for entry to Tyntesfield.





Bath Christmas Market and Tyntesfield

Following the success of the overnight trip to Wisley and Windsor in 2023 we’ve decided to have an overnight stay in Bath on  Sunday 1 December.

The coach will leave Swanage at 9.00am and will  have the usual pick-ups on its way to Wareham. The trip will be to Bath for the Christmas market, which is always popular. The hotel will be in the vicinity of Bath.

On the following day, Monday 2 December, the coach will take us to Tyntesfield for an estate tour. Free flow in the house, which should be ‘dressed’ for Christmas. There are several places in the grounds where refreshments are available. The coach will leave Tyntesfield for the return journey at 4.00pm.

We have tentatively reserved 10 single, 10 double and 5 twin bedrooms for this trip.

The cost has not been finalised but will be in the region of Single £215pp,  Double/Twin £170pp. The cost includes dinner, bed and breakfast in the hotel, and as usual all gratuities for the hotel and coach are included. Entry to Tyntesfield is free for National Trust members but non-members will have to pay the entrance fee (currently £17). Refreshments en route and at the places we visit will be at your own expense.

If you’re interested please let Margaret know by email or landline (details on inside cover).

Once we have sufficient interest we can finalise reservations for coaches and hotel rooms so that full details and booking forms can be included in the autumn newsletter.


This page was last updated 29 January 2024

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