Chester Christmas Market & Portmeirion Craft Fair
For a truly magical time enjoy a festive visit to Chester Christmas Market! Located in the city’s beautiful Town Hall Square opposite Chester Cathedral, it is a quintessential setting for a traditional Christmas market. Explore the wooden chalets wrapped around the iconic, sparkling Christmas tree and indulge in a delicious, hot mulled wine. With handmade crafts, jewellery, clothing, accessories, stocking fillers, local food produce and more, you’re sure to find the perfect presents. Extend your gift-buying across Chester to experience the historic treasures and charming heritage of this ancient ’walled’ city. Delight in the gallery of shops situated amongst the unique two-tiered black and white ‘Rows’ which date back from the Middle Ages.
Shopping and sightseeing in the city are partnered with the leisurely, festive atmosphere of the Portmeirion Food & Craft Fair. The Italianate coastal village of Portmeirion is a stunning setting which complements the magic of Christmastime – this picture-perfect backdrop adds to its unique appeal of spending the day shopping, drinking and tasting Wales! You’ll be drawn to the programme of seasonal entertainment, including cooking demonstrations, live music and Christmas events. Now in its eighth year, it is one of the biggest and best celebrations of Welsh food, drink and craft the country has ever seen.
Day 1 Departure: 0700 - 0800 hrs. Travel to Chester, making a comfort stop en-route. Indulge in some Christmas shopping or sightseeing in this historical city. Hotel check-in. Dinner included.
Day 2 After breakfast, visit Portmeirion. A village built by Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1975 to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it. The Prisoner TV series was filmed on location here in 1966-67. Arrive home: early evening.
• Return coach travel
• 1 night accommodation
• Breakfast - Full English or continental buffet style
• Served 3 course dinner (3 choices) plus after dinner coffee
• Admission to Portmeirion Food and Craft Fair
• Hotel porter service
Located in the centre of Chester, opposite the railway station, approximately 10 minutes walk into the centre. The hotel has recently received a multi-million pound refurbishment, adding contemporary design-led twists to the Victoria interiors. Marvel at the fabulous ceilings, spectacular staircases and regal public areas.
Bedrooms: En-suite (shower over bath) with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, hairdryer.
Facilities: Bar and lounge.
Mobility Information: Lift serves all 3 floors in the Queens area and 7 floors in the Kings area of the hotel. 12 steps at entrance. Limited ground floor bedrooms.
Supplements (subject to availability):
Single room supplement £25.00.
Executive Queen upgrade £20.00 per room per night.
Executive Kings upgrade £40.00 per room per night.
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