Aberconwy House

Lon Muriau, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales, LL24 0HD, United Kingdom | B&B
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The most technically perfect, medieval castle.....

A travel blog entry by sueron on Aug 12, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... on all.
This castle was begun in 1295, on the order of King Edward I, in reaction to a Welsh rising. Although work initially progressed rapidly, funds were eventually siphoned off tp deal with troubles in Scotland, and the castle was never completed.
The design is actually amazing and relatively foolproof. Walking around and climbing on the unfinished remains gives you great insight into the planning and reasoning behind the ...

Warning

A travel blog entry by sueron on Aug 11, 2014

3 comments

... That, then, knocked the rest of the dominoes down. We ended up having to take 4 total trains and then the LONGEST 20 mile trip on a bus that you can imagine!! Oh, no, the trip's not over! We had received directions from the B&B owners about getting to their place once we were in town. It seemed to involve just a little over 1/2 of walking. We had been sitting for SO long, I convinced Ron we should walk (even tho a taxi was one suggestion ...

North Wales, 4-7 Aug 2014

A travel blog entry by mcloughlin on Aug 11, 2014

22 photos

... Williams-Ellis, between 1925 and 1975, on his own private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia. He built it in the style of an Italian village and incorporated fragments of demolished buildings, including works by a number of other architects. A number of the statues etc were donated to Portmerion, including an impressive colonnade which came from Bristol and would otherwise have been demolished. It’s an interesting place but we thought it looked a bit ...

Conwy and Snowden

A travel blog entry by summersabroad on Aug 09, 2014

Last night was a touch miserable, I'm sorry to say. I was cold, there was a loud rainstorm (as anyone who has slept in a tent knows, the sound magnifies), and Ben simply couldn’t get comfortable. A bit tired in the morning, our early waking meant we got an early start on our drive further North, to Conwy (near Bangor) to see the castle. Though we stopped briefly to view another tower on the way, we largely made a ...

Horse Drawn Canal Trip

A travel blog entry by barbo on Aug 06, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... area, vegetated with heather and bracken and grazing Welsh Mountain sheep which are generally hardier and smaller than the other breeds. We drove to Lake Vyrnwy which is a reservoir supplying water for Liverpool. We have been here before, but had dinner here at the Tavern. Graham had lamb shanks and I had a traditional Welsh lamb stew called "cawl".
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This B&B, located on Lon Muriau, Betws-y-Coed, is near Swallow Falls, Fairy Glen, Tree Top Adventure, and Gwydir Castle.
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