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Chester & the dee valley
Chester and Dee Valley Tour
This is the perfect tour for your stopover at the Port of Liverpool as all the following attractions are only an hour's travel by car. Join us for a trip through the picturesque Dee Valley and the surrounding area. This part of North Wales is rich in heritage and even boasts one of the ‘Seven Wonders of Wales!’ Set amongst the gentle valleys and the meandering river Dee you can explore historic towns, horse-drawn canal boats, steam trains from a by-gone era, an imposing castle, famous historic houses, a ruined abbey as well as a ‘stream’ in the sky; what more could you ask for!
A trip to this part of North Wales wouldn't be complete without visiting the famous and beautiful walled Roman city of Chester which is situated a stones-throw from North Wales. With it's 2 mile Roman/medieval wall encircling the city, unique two-tiered galleries of shops, not to mention fine shopping and dining experiences, Chester has something for everyone and is certainly worth a visit!
Below you will find some examples of the attractions that you could discover on our Chester and Dee Valley Tour.
Sit back and relax as we take you on a guided tour of this beautiful and historic city. Our tour offers you the opportunity to explore and admire Chester's well-preserved architecture including Britain's largest uncovered amphitheatre and a 19th century cocoa house. Learn about the city's rich and sometimes turbulent past and discover why a statue was put on trial and it's subsequent fate!
Valle Crucis Abbey
The abbey dates back to the 13th century and is one of the best preserved abbeys in Wales. A popular attraction for visitors to this part of Wales the abbey is unusual in that it is actually possible to access the first floor to view the dormitory where the monks would have slept and the also abbot’s lodgings!
Horse-Drawn Canal Boat Trip
Take a step back to a time when the pace of life was a little bit slower. Relax and enjoy the scenery as you experience being pulled along the canal by horse; a must-do activity for this tour. Alternatively, take a motorised canal boat ride over Thomas Telford’s famous Pontcysyllte bridge which is also known as the ‘Stream in the Sky.’
Visit the highest canal aqueduct in the world. Built by Thomas Telford in 1805 it carries the Llangollen Canal upon it's mighty shoulders. Take a boat ride or walk across if you are brave enough!
This is a beautiful historic house made famous by the ‘Ladies of Llangollen’ who became 18th century celebrities due to their lifestyle choice which defied the social expectations of the time. To add to their story it is reputed that the house is now haunted by the Ladies and other past residents.
Come and visit the house, if you dare!
sits majestically on a hilltop and has commanding views of the surrounding area. This magnificent looking castle is set in extensive gardens and has been continuously occupied for 700 years. Come and explore the history of the castle and descend the narrow stone spiral staircase to a grim looking dungeon below!
Has been regularly voted as one of the finest stately homes in the whole of the UK and after a visit you will understand why. The house gives visitors a real sense of what life would have been like not just for the owners but also for their servants and provides a real ‘upstairs’ and ‘downstairs’ feel.