A musical journey along the coast – our very own Eurovision route3rd Apr
With Liverpool braced to welcome hordes of Eurovision fans, now is a great time to showcase the musical links with the city, and neighbouring North Wales.
Eryri Snowdonia 360 is encouraging music fans to take a break from Liverpool for the day and enjoy a lyrical journey into North Wales on our specially curated route.
Jonathan of Eryri Snowdonia 360 explained: “Liverpool and Wales are of course well known for their strong musical roots and how music is firmly embedded in their heritage and culture. Historically, there has long been a strong relationship between Liverpool and North Wales with many suburban dwellers escaping to the coast and mountains of the region for weekend breaks, as well as some classic lyrical links between the two!”
All four members of the Beatles were regular visitors to North Wales. George and Paul travelled to Bangor University for a seminar by the Indian guru Maharishi Mahesh in 1967, where they heard the news of the death of The Beatles’ former manager Brian Epstein. It was on this trip to Bangor when a train guard managed to get autographs from Paul, George, Mick Jagger and his then-girlfriend and singer Marianne Faithful.
Rock greats, Led Zeppelin, used a small stone cottage in Snowdonia as their main retreat, a space in which several of their classic songs were written.
The landscape has not only attracted, but inspired singers from across the globe and so it seems fitting that we highlight the links between music and musicians and our neighbouring host city on the advent of Eurovision.
For visitors unfamiliar with the North West and North Wales Coast we’ve crafted our very own Eurovision route.
Travelling by car, the tour begins in Liverpool where visitors journey through the famous tunnel and head towards the A55 where the route takes off and continues all the way along to Holyhead on a majestic coastal route.
First stop is Llandudno and its wonderful pier. Known as The Queen of Welsh Resorts, Llandudno Pier includes a fun fair for younger children, a wonderful Ferris Wheel and traditional amusements. Soak up the seaside atmosphere before you head off to….
Bodnant Welsh Food! Set in the heart of the Conwy Valley, Bodnant Welsh Food is the perfect place to visit and enjoy the best food and drink that Wales has to offer. Visit the farm shop brimming with artisan produce or eat in one of the two restaurants.
Next on to Aber Falls Distillery where you can enjoy the distillery tour and learn about Welsh Whisky and sample an award-winning portfolio, or even become a distiller and make your own gin!
Head straight on to Bangor with the option to jump on a thrilling sea ride with RibRide. Take a RIB along the Menai Straits and enjoy the sights of Snowdonia from the water for this exciting water journey!
Things step down an octave from hereon and the car journey allows you to experience the real beauty of North Wales at a slower pace. Staying on the coastal path, there are so many places to stop and enjoy a drink or snack in one of the many Robinsons Breweriesn pubs and inns, a family-owned Brewery that is home to some of the most idyllic country pubs that the region has to offer.
Pick and choose from the above and create the perfect day out for you, away from the Eurovision music but with a definite song in the air!!