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North Wales

Getting there & around

All tourist offices stock detailed bus timetables, and you can check details with Traveline Cymru (0870 608 2 608; www.traveline-cymru.org.uk). An extensive network of routes is in operation, but Sunday services are usually limited (especially in more-remote areas).

North Wales' rail links are good. Contact National Rail Enquiries (08457 48 49 50; www.na tionalrail.co.uk) for times and fares. Major routes include the North Wales Coast Line from Chester to the ferry terminal at Holyhead, the Cambrian Coaster Line from Machynlleth to Pwllheli and the Conwy Valley Line from Llandudno to Blaenau Ffestiniog. One-way fares to Llandudno/Machynlleth start at £63/60 from London, £25/10.50 from Birmingham and £20/25 from Manchester.

The good-value multiday North & Mid Wales Rover (£30) offers three days' bus and train travel (including the Ffestiniog Railway) in seven days. Buy it from Arriva Trains (0870 9000 777), online at www.walesflexipass.co.uk, or at most railway stations. The Gwynedd Red Rover (£4.95) is valid on buses within south, central and northwest Snowdonia, the Llyn Peninsula and some services in northeast Snowdonia (to Betws-y-Coed and Llandudno); buy it from the driver.