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Building in the Landscape - A North Wales Weekend
North Wales
05/07/2019 - 07/07/2019
North Wales

Building in the Landscape - A North Wales Weekend -

4.00pm – 4.00pm | Friday 5th - Sunday 7th July 2019 led by Andrew Jackson


Following the success of last year’s West Yorkshire Weekend, Andrew Jackson takes on the twentieth century buildings of another Pevsner guide – this time Gwynedd from The Buildings of Wales. Join him for an all-inclusive 48 hour exploration of wild Wales and the architecture it inspires. From late Arts and Crafts gems to the inhuman scale of the nuclear age, the itinerary covers almost all movements in twentieth century design.

Based at Bangor University, the weekend begins with a late afternoon stroll around campus and tour of the Grimshaw-designed Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre. Saturday takes in the eccentrically whimsical architecture of Clough Williams-Ellis, visiting his fantasy village of Portmeirion, his home and gardens at Plas Brondanw, and stopping for lunch at one of Sir Clough’s more unusual buildings. Sunday sees a mixture of Anglesey modernism, houses in the International Style, an Arts and Crafts village and tours of two innovative churches.

Places are strictly limited to 24, therefore early booking is advised.

Meet: 4.00pm Friday 5th July, The Management Centre, Bangor Business School, College Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 2DG


Finish: 4.00pm Sunday 7th July, The Management Centre, Bangor (earlier drop-offs at Llandudno Junction and Bangor railway stations if requested)

The nearest train station is Bangor and The Management Centre is a short 15 minute walk via Holyhead Road and College Road. Or local taxis can be called from the station.  There is onsite parking at The Management Centre


Please note that the price includes all meals (breakfasts, lunches and dinners); all admission fees and donations; and two nights’ accommodation at the Management Centre.  Please also note that there are no twin rooms available. 

Members’ prices: Single occupancy: £326. Double occupancy:  £508 (£254 per person)

Non members’ prices: Single occupancy: £356.  Double occupancy:  £568 (£284 per person)


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