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Travel Blogs from Barmouth
... Fishguard. Here we learnt that this was the last place on English soil to of been invaded and where the French surrendered with the Thanks to the ladies of Fishguard. They say that all the women dressed in army uniform or colour and walked the perimeter of the harbour which made the French army believe they were out numbered..It was also here that another lady took 12 French hostage by only having a pitch fork and she apparently became quite famous. ...
Back to Wales today to see Port Meirion. If anyone watched prisoner (the English one,many years ago) it was filmed there. It is a quaint place that is not what it seems, some of the buildings look quite huge but in realty it is just a facade. Although on saying that you can rent out some of the little cottages or there is a hotel there you can stay ...
What lovely scenery in Wales, the place is so green, we decided to go to Snowdonia, it was a bit to far to walk up to the top so we took the train, which took 1hr to get to the top we had a real quick 1/2 hr there then we had to catch the train back down - another 1hr. It was quite misty up there but we managed to get some photos unfortunatly we couldn't see the coast at all.
... Chris nervous, though why I'm not sure, is rather him get to close to a bush than a parked car. As we continue down the country lanes I feel as if we have been transported into Middle Earth and the Shire. We take a detour and investigate St John's Cathedral in Brecon. As we walk in we see a kid area nestled amongst the ancient walls and grave memorials of the cathedral. This church isn't that "old" it's only from the 1800's but no less impressive. ...
Yesterday we left the Hobnail Inn near Tewksbury in
Gloucestershire where we had a great night at the pub talking to the locals and
headed west into Wales. Our first
destination was ‘Gliffaes’ a country hotel and lodge which is owned by a
distant relative. It is a magnificent
place with beautiful gardens. We made ourselves known at reception and were
greeted by James the owner (his wife is the ...