Bryn Elltyd

Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales, LL41 3TW, United Kingdom | Hotel
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The most technically perfect, medieval castle.....

A travel blog entry by sueron on Aug 12, 2014

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... spoken everywhere. Young people seem to switch between the languages seamlessly as they chatter. The Welsh written language looks very different from English - and the pronunciations do not beginning to match the spellings using traditional English rules. So far, there has been great tolerances in stores, at the "I", from bus drivers and wait staff, for our poor tries at pronouncing place names and unknown food items.

We love ...

Warning

A travel blog entry by sueron on Aug 11, 2014

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Some days, the public transport system is not all that user=friendly. Luckily, this is the exception, rather than the rule. Today, to move to Wales, we were scheduled to take 3 trains and a bus.
(We wondered at the bus part, because there IS a train station at Porthmadog. More on that later.) The first train performed well (pat pat). The second train was to get us to our connection with just 6 minutes to spare. It ended up running 18 minutes ...

North Wales, 4-7 Aug 2014

A travel blog entry by mcloughlin on Aug 11, 2014

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... between 1283 and 1289. He built it as a defence against the Welsh who were resisting his invasion. The town walls are over three quarters of a mile long with 22 towers. The castle is a world heritage site and, whilst it’s partly a ruin, enough has survived to make for an interesting visit. Edward’s soldiers must have been very fit and fearless though – there were lots of steep, narrow steps leading up to the battlements – the ...

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 ...

The Beginning of the End

A travel blog entry by summersabroad on Aug 08, 2014

Today we left Manorbier, after a nice breakfast and the tea shop up the road from the castle, and which we've had a fondness for since our first stay here. It was bittersweet, the leaving. We’ve had a wonderful week and beautiful weather and will take away pleasant memories that will no doubt spur us all to try to reconvene again inside five years time.

Ben and I headed North, deeper into Wales. Our destination today was Cemmaes, in ...

Location

This hotel, located on Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, is near Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog Slate Mines, Dolwyddelan Castle, and Plas Brondanw Gardens.
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