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Travel Blogs from Caernarfon
Next day, down the west coast of Wales to Aberstwyth. We travelled via Penygroes, Porthmadog, Capel Uchaf, Pantglas, Bryncir, Garndolmaen, Pont Dolbenmaen, Cwym Desstraillan, Ysbyty Despairn, Penryhydeuraith, Maentwrog, Llan Ffestiniog, Trawnsfynnydd.
Welsh is the predominant language spoken in North Wales, but the locals ...
... Brian had amazing fritters with pulled pork for a starter, then Chicken. I had delicious lamb chops and shoulder with mash. Really nice. The only downside was a noisy group in our section of the dining room and we seemed to be on the main path between the kitchen and the dining room. But I would definitely come back. Answer to the building question: a gunpowder magazine for the canons used to warn sailors of the dangerous rocky ...
... of Wales and the Irish coast.
Next, we drove to Beaumaris to visit their famous castle. Beaumaris is a coastal village with lots of atmosphere. Many tea shops and ice cream places. The castle was built in the late 1200's by Edward I when he fought and defeated the Prince of Wales. It was one of 12 castles he built to consolidate his power. The design incorporated a high circular wall inside the main outer wall. It was ...
Sadly we leave the Cotswold's this morning. Gone are the wide vales (valleys) full of a patchwork of farms. The narrow country lanes, yellow brick buildings, quaint villages, and dogs in the pubs.
On to Wales we go. We make a stop for Terry to take pictures in the town of Wolverhampton, this is were his Daddy Bill (Grandpa) and Uncle Dick were born. Then we travel North into the hills ...
... and people jostling each other throughout.
We visited Plas Mawr, a restored old mansion house from the 1500’s that is now a museum where guests can walk through and listen to the audio tour to learn about life when it was a wealthy famiiy’s home. The audio tour was led by the head of the household then, much like a radio show with dialog between characters and sound effects. There was real food in the kitchen ready to be prepared, and rushes ...
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